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Heatwave: Acropolis in Athens, Knossos in Crete temporary closed July 15

The Acropolis of Athens, Knossos and other archaeological sites on the island of  Crete will be temporarily  closed to public for several hours on Saturday, July 15, 2023, as the heatwave that hits Greece reaches its peak with temperatures over 41 degrees Celsius also in the Greek capital. As announced …

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Heatwave Athens: Thermal cameras record 84°C on car top

Temperatures of over 80 degrees Celsius in parked cars in Athens have been detected by thermal cameras as the heatwave “Cleon” peaks over the , with maximum temperatures reaching up to 42-43 degrees Celsius in places. Images taken with thermal cameras and drone and uploaded by EnternityGR on Facebook place …

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Power outages in several Athens suburbs due to heatwave

Electricity supply problems occurred in several suburbs of Greek capital Athens as of Thursday afternoon. The power outages  apparently due to overload of the electricity network due to the heatwave hitting the country and millions of A/C and fans working full time. Power outages have occurred in the suburbs of …

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Explosion at the Grand Lodge in downtown Athens

Αn explosion outside the Masonic Lodge of Greece, the Grand Lodge, occurred in downtown Athens early Thursday morning. Police proceeded to a controlled detonated a second suspicious package. The explosion occurred short after 6:30 a.m. and after an anonymous caller warned about it with a call to international emergency line …

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UPD What is Athens missing? Police on horseback, says Minister

The center of Athens will be policed by a new force, that is police on horseback starting in 2024, Minister of Citizen Protection, Notis Mitarakis revealed on Wednesday, after he signed the relevant decision a day earlier. he also revealed the end of university police and the straightening of patrols. …

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Trans woman from Cuba brutally murdered in Athens

A trans woman who migrated to Greece from Cuba a few years ago was found to have been brutally murdered in her Athens apartment on Monday afternoon. The body of the 46-year-old woman, named Anna Ivankova, was found by her landlord in Agios Paneleimonas district of Athens. Preliminary autopsy detected …

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Athens Metro & Tram summer schedules are less frequent

The summer schedules for the public transport means of Athens urban rail transport begin on Monday, July 10 and will end on Sunday, September 3, 2023. The summer schedules affect Metro Lines 1, 2, 3 and the Tram. During the above period, tram and metro services will be less frequent. …

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Eight minors convicted over gang rape of schoolmate in western Athens

A three-judge Juvenile Court in Athens convicted eight teenager boys over the gang-rape of a 15-year-old schoolmate in Ilion suburb of western Athens in December 2022. The court acquitted the four girls who were tried with their peers and who had allegedly witnessed the abuse. In a closed-door session, the …

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Workers at 5 museums in Greece to launch a work stoppage, June 14

Staff at five big state-run museums in Greece will launch a work stoppage on Wednesday, June 14, to protest a law altering their museums operation status. The museums affected are: the National Archaeological Museum in Athens the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki the Archaeological Museum in Heraklion, Crete the Byzantine and …

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Work stoppage at trolley buses in Athens, June 15

Workers at trolley buses in Athens will hold a work stoppage on Thursday, June 15, 2023. Τhe work stoppage will take place from noon Thursday and will last until 04:00 p.m. The work stoppage aims to facilitate employees at trollry buses to attend the general assembly of their union at …

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Traffic restrictions in downtown Athens on June 11 due to ‘Run-Bike-Care’ race

Road traffic restrictions will be put into effect in central Athens on Sunday, June 11, to facilitate the ‘Run-Bike-Care’ cycling race. From the hours of 07:30 until 10:30 in the morning, segments of major roads will be gradually closed off, including the following avenues: Sygrou, in the direction to Syntagma …

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Flame of Hope for Special Olympic Games 2023 was lit in Athens (video)

The ‘Flame of Hope’ was lit on Wednesday and presented to officials and athletes of the Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023 in two separate special events, one at Zappeion Hall and another in the grounds of the German School of Athens. Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou was present in the …

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19-year-old pregnant woman and her baby die waiting for ambulance over 5 hours

A 19-year-old pregnant woman has died on Tuesday morning while waiting for an ambulance. Both the mother in the 8th month of pregnancy and her unborn baby left their last breathe in Nea Makri, eastern Attica, just 37 km away from the center of Capital Athens. Her relatives claim that …

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43 beaches in Athens safe for swimming, 7 not; PAKOE Analysis Full List

The Center for Ecological Research (PAKOE) published on Thursday, June 1, its annual evaluation on the stand of beaches water in the southern coast of Athens and Attica. As every year, PAKOE micro-biologically analyzed samples of seawater from 50 beaches along the Athens Riviera, from Piraeus to Vouliagmeni, in south-east. …

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Urban train ISAP drives with open door between two stations

A train on metro line 1 of urban train ISAP Piraeus – Kifissia drove with an open door in the passenger cabin between two stations. The driver warned passengers to stand clear from the door. The incident on May 30, became known through a statement issued by the STASY Workers. …

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