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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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Fancy a day at the beach? See prices along Athens Riviera

As temperatures rise and summer will arrive -sooner or later, more and more people are rushing to the beaches for a swim and a sunbathe. But how much is does the refreshing break cost in an organized beach with sunbeds, umbrellas, snack bar and sanitary facilities? There cheap and not …

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Tree branch falls on 3 Canadian tourists in downtown Athens

A tree branch fell on three tourists from Canada in one of the most popular parks in downtown Athens, in Zappeion. The tourists were lucky to have suffered only light injuries. According to media reports, the two women and one man from Canada were sitting on a bench resting after …

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German man, 55, dies after jumping from Athens police station window

A 55-year-old German tourist died in the early hours of Sunday morning after he jumped out of a window in the Omonia Police Station in central Athens. The man reportedly jumped from a window on the second floor of the building and suffered serious head injuries. According to official police …

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Athens districts and Piraeus in the short-term rental spotlight

The districts of Athens Koukaki and Neos Kosmos as well as Piraeus appear to be the most popular areas for hosting short-term rental accommodation, judging by the strong upward trend of supply in these places, both in relation to last year and in comparison to 2019. According to the data …

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Historic Athens cinemas saved after public outcry

The historic cinemas “Ideal” and “Astor” in downtown Athens have been  designated as ‘preserved in use’ by the Environment & Energy Ministry’s Central Architectural Council, it was announced on Thursday. Maintaining their use as theaters contributes to highlighting these landmarks, which are inextricably linked to the historical, architectural and cultural …

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Rare icon flown from Mt Athos to Athens for pilgrimage

A rare Greek icon named “Axion Esti” from the monks community of Mt. Athos was flown to Athens on Wednesday for pilgrimage at the Cathedral in the Greek capital. The icon, which rarely leaves Mt Athos, was welcomed with honors accorded a head of state. Ιt was reportedly Archbiship Hieronymos …

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