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Athens Metro Line 1 on 3-hour work stoppage

A three-hour work stoppage will be held at the Athens Metro Line 1 on Thursday, February 2, 2023 the Athens Urban Rail Transport’s (STASY) union has announced. The stoppage will take place 12:00-15:00 due to the union’s extraordinary general assembly meeting. The work stoppage will affect the Piraeus-Kifissia urban train …

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Services of Athens Municipality now fully digitized

From January 1, 2023, citizens and professionals of Athens have the opportunity for fast and effective services during their transactions with the municipality of Athens after the completion of the digitization of the municipality’s agencies. The digitization of the total of the municipality’s agencies until the end of 2022 was …

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Evia delicacies at mini food expo at Syntagma metro Jan 6-8

Locally produced food delicacies from the northern section of the island of Evia will be on show at the Syntagma metro station exhibition hall in downtown Athens from Friday to Sunday, January 6-8, 2023. The three-day mini food expo aims to showcase to Athenians the broad selection of foods produced …

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Vegans stage protest at central meat market of Athens

Vegans staged a protest at the central meat market Varvakeio in downtown Athens on Saturday afternoon as people were doing their last purchases for the New Year’s festive table. Dressed in black and holding banners against the slaughter of animals, the group f some 15 people chanted slogans “I want …

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Νew Year’s Eve event in downtown Athens

The City of Athens is getting ready for the New Year’s Eve with a countdown spectacle at Syntagma Square and parties in the neighborhood of Thiseio and the Varvakeio meat market. Meanwhile, a countdown party will be held in the neighborhood of Thiseio, at the foot of the Acropolis, featuring …

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Woman arrested a gang member defrauding property buyers in Athens

Greek police arrested a 56-year-old woman in Athens who is believed to be a member of a criminal ring that committed fraud and forgeries against property owners and prospective buyers. The woman was arrested on Tuesday the moment she took pre-marked banknotes from a prospective buyer of a property, to …

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Earthquake hits with 5.1R Evia, wildly shakes Athens

An earthquake initially measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale rattled not only the epicenter area in Evia but also Greek capital Athens at 2:24 on Wednesday afternoon. Some seismological institutes gave the magnitude as 4.7 and 4.9 R. The epicenter of the earthquake was 5 km east of Psahna in …

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Mink spotted swimming in Athens river (picts)

A white mink was spotted swimming in the cold waters of Kifissos river in Athens on Tuesday. It is the first time, the species Neovison vison was seen in the urban fabric of the Greek capital.   The animal not only enjoyed the chilly water but it also approached the …

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Golden Visa: Athens municipalities where price doubles; law loopholes

Dozens of districts in Attica will become more expensive for foreign investors from third countries who wish to obtain a residence permit through the Golden Visa program. According to the amendment submitted to Parliament, the minimum investment limit to secure the coveted license will be doubled from 250,000 to 500,000 …

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Armed robbery in Rolex store in downtown Athens; one injured

An armed robbery in the Rolex store in popular downtown Athens on Tuesday morning left a security guard injured. The four armed robbers fled the scene with a large number of expensive, luxury watches. The armed robbery took place in the popular Kolokotroni Street less than 400 meter away from …

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