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Ryanair shuts down Athens base in winter season

Ryanair announced it would shut down its Athens base during the winter season following “the inexplicable failure of the Greek government (…) to reduce non-competitive airport fees,” it announced on Thursday. The Ireland-based airline will disengage two aircraft from the Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos” (AIA) from October 29 to …

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Short but heavy rainfall floods main roads in Athens (pcts)

ATHENS RAIN

Main roads in Athens including those along the Athens Riviera were flooded and vehicles were trapped in muddy waters, and power outages occurred when a rainfall poured down in several suburbs of Greek capital late Tuesday afternoon. Police closed Pireos Avenue as well as Hamosternas, the main roads connecting Athens …

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House of legendary dancer Isadora Duncan in Athens to be renovated

The historic house of Isadora Duncan in the suburb of Vyronas in Athens is being renovated as time leaves its marks on the home the legendary American dancer spent several years. The historic house on the hill of Kopanas in Byrona will be reconstructed by the local municipality authorities  so …

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August in Athens? Organized and free beaches for a cool swim

In Athens mid-August? Longing for a refreshing swim at a beach nearby? There are plenty of beaches along the Athens Riviera, along the whole regional unit of Attica, some of them organized and some free for all. Free beaches have no sunbeds but some like in Glyfada (Blue Flag)  and …

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August Full Moon major events in Athens, Thessaloniki

The Acropolis Museum and the National Archaeological Museum as well as the Museum of Byzantine Culture in Thessaloniki are only some of the Greek museums celebrating the August full moon on Friday, August 12, 2022 with special events with entrance free of charge. 105 archaeological sites, museums, historical monuments will …

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Athenians critical about the renovation of lower Syntagma Square

Τhe reconstruction of the lower side of Syntagma Square in downtown Athens is nearing completion and is already accessible to the residents and the visitors of the Greek capital. The new look of the lower part of the square reportedly preserves its historical characteristics and at the same time it …

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Women in Athens protest rising victims of femicide; strong police presence

Women’s organizations and feminist groups marched in downtown Athens on Tuesday evening to protest femicide and gender-based violence, after three women were killed by their husbands or partner in Crete, Zakynthos and Athens in just 36 hours. 56-year old Georgia was stabbed to death by her husband in Rethymnon, Crete …

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Pigeon having fun on a chimney flue cap in Athens (rare video)

A once in a life time video from the life of a wild pigeon having fun on a chimney flue cap rotating by the force of the wind. The ‘dancing’ pigeon was captured by Andreas Papaevangelou who saw this rare opportunity offered by the animal kingdom, from his home in …

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Police brutality against protesters; they even use teargas at people on wheelchair (videos)

Riot police was filmed and pictured using extensive violence against protesters in downtown Athens on Thursday evening.Officers were seen brutally beating demonstrators, photo-reporters and journalists and did not hesitate to fire tear gas even against a man on wheelchair. Χημικό των #ΜΑΤ σε ανάπηρο διαδηλωτή. Ασχολίαστο… #ΕΛΑΣ #Αστυνομια #MAT @kmitsotakis …

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