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Eleven Free Wi-Fi access points installed in Central Athens

Eleven free Wi-Fi access points have been installed at central Athens public spots over the last two months, the municipality of Athens said on Monday. More than 100,000 people have so far made use of these to access the internet, registering some 300,000 unique logins. The target is to install …

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Diagnostic center in Athens sells “Covid-illness certificates” without test for €200

A diagnostic center in Athens has been reportedly issuing original but in fact “fake” certificates that confirm illness with  Covid-19, although those who obtained the documents never underwent a molecular PCR test or any other relevant test. The “COvid-illness” certificates are not bogus and the data of the holder are …

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Accessible Athens Routes: Interactive website for tourists with disabilities

  A website created as a pilot project by the Municipality of Athens and the official Athens Guide ‘This is Athens’ in collaboration with the social enterprise ‘Me Alla Matia’, is now available to provide information on accessible routes and sites for tourists with either visual or mobility disabilities. The …

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Police arrests dozens of volleyball fans, among them 27 minors, for weapons possession

Dozens of fans -among them 27 minors- of Panaathinaikos women’s volleyball team were led before a prosecutor after they were found in in possession of weapons ranging from firebombs to axes, shovels and screwdrivers, the Greek police said on Thursday. picture via Greek Police A day earlier, on Wednesday, 57 …

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Rainfall floods homes, shops and a kindergarten in south Athens

Houses, shops and streets were flooded and people were trapped in their homes and vehicles in southern Athens when a rainstorm hit on Tuesday night. The Fire Service received dozens of calls for help. Note that the flooded areas Kallithea, Moschato, Neo Faliro are right next close to a construction …

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Christmas Tree illuminated in downtown Athens earlier this year

Holiday season came to Greek capital Athens earlier this year as the Mayor decided to illuminate the Christmas tree still in the month of November. The tree was illuminated up late Tuesday afternoon, without previous announcement and without music performance or any event in order to avoid crowding of people …

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Workers at Athens public transport means on 24h strike and work stoppages Nov 18

Workers at public transport means in Athens will launch a 24-hour strike and work stoppages on Thursday, November 18, to protest the killing of their colleague during maintenance works at Metro Line 1 early Tuesday morning. Workers at Metro, Tram and Urban Train ISAP will hold a 24-hour strike. Buses …

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Five metro stations in Athens close by police order on Nov 17

Five metro stations in downtown Athens will close to the public on Wednesday, November 17, 2021, due to the traditional protest rally to commemorate the anniversary of the Polytechnic School Students’ Uprising in 1973. According to a statement issued by Greek Police on Tuesday evening, the following metro stations will …

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One rail worker killed, two injured in accident due to breaks failure

One worker at the Urban Train ISAP died and two workers were injured when the maintenance wagon collided with a train early morning Tuesday. Due to a breaks failure the rail grinder was reportedly running on the track with a speed of over 50 km per hour. The workers were …

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The Japanese Garden: Tranquility of the Far-East in the “heart” of Athens

The city of Athens got its first-ever Japanese garden, which is located in Nereidon Park on Michalakopoulou Street, near the National Gallery. A ceremony to lay the foundation stone for the project, which is part of the Athens Municipality’s “Adopt Your City” programme, was held on Wednesday. The Athens Japanese …

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Tennis coach arrested in northern Athens for minors’ sexual abuse

Greek police arrested a tennis coach in the northern suburbs of Athens after parents filed against him for the sexual abuse of their underage daughters. The 35-year-old man was arrested on Friday just hours after the parents filed against him at the Greek Police headquarters. The victims are reportedly two …

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North Greece: Hospitals in dramatic situation; 300 Covid-deaths in 15 days

At least 300 people have died of COVID in Macedonia and Thrace hospitals in northern Greece over the last fortnight. 85-87 percent of them were unavaccinated. The total number of fatalities due to the pandemic in the last two weeks is 479 across the country. The situation in the hospitals …

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Policeman smashes shop’s window in Athens, shouting “I’m crazy!” (video)

Video footage show an riot police officer in full gear running into a shop’s window and smashing the glass with his fist and his club. He throws a baton with what it seems an ‘anarchists’ flag.”. Inside the shop are the terrified staff and customers who shout in fear calling …

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Minor earthquake jolts Athens, particularly felt due to low focal depth

An earthquake jolted the city of Athens at 15:52 on Monday afternoon, said the National Observatory of Athens’ Geodynamic Institute. The tremor registered a 2.9 magnitude on the Richter scale 10 km northeast of Athens. The earthquake had a focal depth of 5km and was, therefore, particularly felt, however, as …

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