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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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Earthquake in Evia rattles also Athens

A moderate earthquake in Evia was felt also in 57km away Athens late Wednesday afternoon. Several seismological institutes report different magnitudes ranging from 4.3 to 4.4 and 4.7 maximum on the Richter scale. The earthquake occurred at 5:28 p.m. on December 14, 2022. Its epicenter  was 7 km North-East of …

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Envelope with blood at the Embassy of Ukraine in Athens

Αn envelope with blood has arrived at the Embassy of Ukraine in Athens on Monday. The envelope was found by a security officer who informed the Greek police. The “bloody envelope” arrived with the embassy’s mail and was located outside the building of the diplomatic mission. The incident has launched …

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Army colonel robs bank with a hand grenade

An army colonel on active service was arrested short time after he robbed a bank in Argyroupoli suburb of south Athens on Monday. The 53-year-old colonel entered the bank at approximately 9.40 a.m. Threatening the staff with a hand grenade, he emptied a cash register and fled the scene. However, …

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One Metro station closed, traffic regulations in downtown Athens, Dec 6

Metro station <Panepistimio> in downtown Athens will remain closed from 9:00 a.m. and until further notice on Tuesday, December 6, 2022, by order of the police, due to the events on the anniversary of the assassination of teenager Alexandros Grigoropoulos in 2008. Metro trains will pass through the station without …

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Arson attack on an Italian embassy vehicle in Athens

Unknown arsonists have set fire to a car belonging to a diplomat of the Italian Embassy in Athens in the early morning hours of Friday. The Greek Foreign Ministry condemned the attack. The vehicle was parked in the parking lot of an apartment building in Papagou suburb in the north …

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Athens mayor illuminates the Christmas Tree at Syntagma Sq (video)

Greek capital Athens officially launched the holiday season on Thursday evening, when Mayor Kostas Bakoyiannis pressed the button to illuminate the Christmas Tree at Syntagma square. With the Christmas tree illumination Athens sent a message of peace, unity, solidarity and love everywhere in the world tonight. Music, light, colors and …

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Christmas Tree Lighting in downtown Athens, Dec 1 evening

The City of Athens will complete its preparations for the Christmas holidays with the lighting of a spectacular Christmas tree at 19:15 on Thursday, December 1, at Syntagma square in downtown Athens. The 21-metre-high Christmas tree, which travelled from the town of Karpenissi to Athens, will be illuminated by 5km …

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Athenians to get new Metro Line 4

The new Athens metro Line 4 (Alsos Veikou-Goudi will serve 340,000 passengers on a daily basis, and indirectly serve to ‘remove’ from daily circulation 53,000 cars, according to assessments. Metro Line 4 is expected to go into full operation in 2029, It will take 17 minutes to cover the distance …

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Ermou street in Athens among 15 most expensive retail in the world

Ermou street in downtown Athens is the 14th most expensive shopping street in the world, up one spot compared to pre-pandemic levels. The most expensive shopping street in the world for 2022 is New York’s Fifth Avenue, The rent in the biggest Greek commercial square for high-end shops is currently …

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Athens mayor calls for a city tax on tourists

Athens Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis on Tuesday called for the introduction of a city tax that will be paid by visitors towards the municipal authority to help it respond to increased pressure on services from the influx of tourists. The Greek capital “has 650,000 permanent residents and serves 3.5 million people …

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