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- January 4: The number of deaths, due to COVID-19 in Greece, reaches the 5,000 mark.
- January 4: Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis reshuffles his cabinet.
- February 9: Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announces a near-total lockdown in Attica until February 28, citing a "worrying" rise in hospitalizations and the spread of the Covid-19 variants which are more transmissible.
- February 15: The heaviest snowfall to hit Greece in 12 years triggers power cuts and disrupts transport throughout the country.
- March 3: A powerful earthquake, measuring 6 on the Richter scale, strikes the Elassona area.
- March 9: More than 5,000 people demonstrate in Nea Smyrni after a video is shown of a police officer beating a protester two days earlier. A Greek policeman is seriously injured during the protests.
- March 25: Greece celebrates the 200th anniversary of her independence with parades that are broadcast to the general public due to the COVID19 epidemic.
- April 9: Veteran crime reporter, Giorgos Karaivaz, is shot dead as he exits his car, outside his house in Alimos.
- April 18: Greece and Israel sign a record-breaking $1.65 billion defence procurement deal.
- April 25: Greece mourns its 10,000th casualty due to COVID-19.
- May 11: 20-year old Caroline Crouch is brutally murdered in her home outside Athens. Her husband says four foreign men tied him up, killed the family dog and then pressed his wife to reveal where their money was before they suffocated her.
- May 22: PAOK defeat Olympiakos 2-1 to lift the Greek Football Cup for the eighth time in their history.
- May 23: A Ryanair passenger plane, flying from Athens to Vilnius, Lithuania, with Greek passengers aboard, is forced to land in Minsk by Belarus authorities.
- May 30: Parliamentary elections are held in Cyprus. The governing party, DISY gathers the largest share of the vote - 27.77% - followed by AKEL at 22.34%, however both parties suffer noticeable losses as smaller parties make gains.
- June 11: Stefanos Tsitsipas defeats Alexander Zverev 3-2 sets to become the first Greek to make it to the final of the French Open.
- June 16: A Labour Reform bill passes the Hellenic Parliament with 158 votes in favour. Protests had preceeded the passage of the bill as opposition parties claimed t would erode workers rights.
- June 17: Babis Anagnostopoulos confesses that he himself killed his wife, Caroline Crouch, on May 11.
- June 26: basketball player Vasilis Spanoulis announced his retirement.
- June 28: basketball player Nikos Zisis announced his retirement.
- July 3: A huge forest fire breaks out north of Limassol. Cypriot authorities request assistance from the EU and Israel to put it out.
- July 20: Thanasis and Giannis Antetokounmpo join their brother Kostas as NBA Champions as the Milwaukee Bucks defeat Phoenix Suns in the 2021 Finals.
- July 29: Temperatures rise to 40c as a heatwave scorches Greece.
- July 30: Stefanos Douskos wins gold in the men's single skull event at the Tokyo Olympics.
- August 2: Miltiadis Tentoglou wins gold in the long jump at the Tokyo Olympics. Lefteris Petrounias wins bronze in the men's rings.
- August 2: The meteorological station of the National Observatory of Athens in Makrakomi, Phthiotis, records a temperature of 46.3 degrees Celsius (115.3 degrees Fahrenheit) - the highest temperature ever recorded by the NOA.
- August 3: A huge fire destroys properties and homes in Varybombi and the surrounding areas.
- August 8: The Greek water polo team earns a silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics after falling 13-10 to Serbia.
- August 10: Fires continue to rage throughout Greece with huge areas of northern Euboea engulfed in flames. More than twenty countries send planes, firefighters and trucks to help the situation.
- September 27: A strong earthquake, measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale, causes the death of one person and damages to homes and churches on the island of Crete.
- October 7: The Hellenic Parliament ratifies a landmark defence deal with France that includes a mutual assistance clause in case of an armed attack against either party.
- October 12: A strong earthquake, measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale, strikes eastern Crete.
- October 14: Severe storms sweep across Greece flooding hundreds of homes in Athens and elsewhere.
- October 19: A strong earthquake of 6.1 Richter magnitude, strikes the sea area south of Karpathos.
- July 5: Nikitas Mallioglou, footballer
- July 19: Tolis Voskopoulos, singer
- July 19: Gelly Mavropoulou, actress
- September 2: Mikis Theodorakis, composer
- September 13: Lambis Kouiroukidis, footballer
- September 25: Nikos Pistikos, footballer