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Christmas 2023: Stores opening hours in Athens

The Trade Association of Athens proposed the schedule and opening hours of stores in the Greek capital during the Christmas holidays 2023. Starting on December 12, the association proposes that stores stay open from 09:00 until 21:00 on week days and from 09:00 until 18:00 on Saturdays. Shops will be …

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Athens lawyers to abstain 5 days from all court-related duties

The Athens Bar Association on Thursday announced a five-day abstention from all court-related duties in protest to the government’s new taxation bill. The five-day abstention from court duties starts on Monday, November 27, and ends on Friday, December 1, 2023. Furthermore, the Asscociation has summoned National Economy & Finance Minister …

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Cavafy Archive opens in downtown Athens

Famous Greek poet Constantine Cavafy (1863-1933) has a “new house” in downtown Athens where the public and researchers can visit a big collection of his works and personal items. Founded by the Onassis Foundation, the precious jewel in Plaka, the Cavafy Archive, opens its gates to visitors on Wednesday, November …

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Tilda Swinton in Athens performance “Embodying Pasolini”

Oscar-winning British actress Tilda Swinton and fashion curator Olivier Saillard will for the first time present the results of one of their collaborations at the Onassis Foundation’s Stegi in Athens. Τhe ritualistic performance titled “Embodying Pasolini” features the costumes and props used in the films of the unforgettable director, Pier …

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Traffic restrictions in downtown Athens until Nov 18

Extensive road traffic restrictions will come into effect ahead of the 50th Athens Polytechnic Uprising anniversary, to be commemorated with a mass rally across the city center on Friday, November 17, 2023. Road traffic will gradually be restricted until it is closed off entirely on the day, starting at 06:00 …

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Mitsotakis to meet Erdogan in Athens on Dec 7

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will be meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Athens than in Thessaloniki, as originally planned, on December 7, it was announced on Tuesday. According to the Foreign Ministry, changing the location of the meeting, which will be held in the context of the …

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Neo-Nazis attempt to arson Metro commuters; Police brutally beats citizen (videos)

Neo-Nazis wearing hoods threw gasoline inside a Metro wagon full with commuters in Monastiraki station in downtown Athens on Wednesday evening, recorded the attempted arson of citizens on a video and uploaded it on social media. Eye-witnesses told media that they were throwing oil and gazoline shouting “we are going …

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Two injured after case files shelves collapse in Athens prosecutor’s office

Shelves loaded with case files at the Prosecutor’s Office in Athens collapsed on Tuesday, thus injuring two people. A court clerk and an employee of a transport company were trapped under the voluminous case files and could be only rescued with the help of other clerks and citizens currently in …

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