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Explore Athens: New Audiovisual Walks with Google technology

A new innovative way to explore the city of Athens on foot based on curated audiovisual walks was announced by the Greek Tourism Ministry, the municipality of Athens and Google on Thursday. The curated audiovisual walks are included in “Athens: The City is the Museum” available at athens.withgoogle.com There users …

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Antigoni Ntrismpioti wins second Gold Medal in Walk Race Munich2022 Champion

Antigoni Ntrismpioti managed another miracle at the European championships in Munich: she won a second gold medal after finishing first at the 20km Walk Race on Saturday morning. With 1:29:03 Ntrismpioti broke her won personal record. She started the race relatively slow and speeded up after the 11th kilometer. On …

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Murderer of teenager boy, Alexis Grigoropoulos, walks free, despite life sentence

Special guard Epaminondas Korkoneas who shot and killed 15-year-old teenager boy Alexis Grigoropoulos for no reason in downtown Athens in December 2008, will walk free on Wednesday morning. The Mixed Jury Court of Appeal in Lamia, central Greece, accepted Korkoneas appeal for early prison release on the mitigation of his …

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Gallery Walk: 37 art galleries in Athens open to public May 12-13

Thirty-seven Athenian art galleries will be open to the public until evening for the annual Gallery Walk on Thursday and Friday, May 12-13. Organized by the Athens Culture Net of the Municipality of Athens and the Hellenic Art Galleries Association, the event will keep the galleries open as late as …

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Activists plant cannabis in flower pots of Athens Great Walk (video)

A group of activist planted cannabis seed in the big flower pots of Athens Great Walk with the aim to contribute to the “beautification” of Panepistimiou Avenue in downtown Athens. The group “Activist Node for a Liberal Society” planted the cannabis seeds recently and the seeds soon grew into healthy-looking …

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Council of State: Athens Great Walk traffic restrictions “Covid-19 irrelevant”

Greece’s top court, the Council of State annulled the joint ministerial decision that defined traffic regulations for the Athens Great Walk as “due to COVID-19.” The decision exposes Mayor Costa Bakogiannis and his project he described as “temporary” thus for a cost of 2 million euros. The CoS ruled that …

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Athens Great Walk didn’t walk : Municipality gives back to traffic one lane

The Great Walk of Athens did not age well. Six weeks after its implementation that triggered the outrage of thousands of commuters each and every day, at least twice per day, the Athens Municipality decided to give back to traffic one more lane on crucial Panepistimiou Avenue. A relevant vote …

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The Great Walk: Protesters vandalize new “anti-graffiti” planters in Athens

A group of protesters vandalized flower boxes newly installed in the center of Athens as part of the Great Walk project. They sprayed slogans on the boxes and even removed and overturned one. The tin planters were praised by the Athens Municipality as “anti-graffiti” and “up to one-tonne heavy” to …

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Athens Great Walk and “red carpet” for pedestrians

The Great Walk of Athens, the project that overhauls the city center “to encourage on-foot exploration by tourists” – as it is official said – has been pilot tested on Thursday. The testing affected the several streets including the avenues of Vassilissis Olgas and Irodou Attikou, where the first zones …

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Opposition parties walk out of Novartis investigating committee

Greek opposition parties walked out of Parliament’s preliminary investigating committee on Novartis on Tuesday, accusing the government of lack of seriousness and delaying tactics. Committee members New Democracy, Democratic Alignment (PASOK), To Potami and Centrists’ Union started walking out of Tuesday’s meeting after ruling SYRIZA-ANEL coalition MPs proposed that the …

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