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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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“Traffic Ring” returns to Athens; no restrictions for electric cars

The Traffic Ring – Daktylios – returns to central Athens after its suspension in the summer months. The traffic restrictions will go into effect again on October 25, Infrastructure & Transport Minister Costas Karamanlis announced on Friday. He added that electric cars will be exempted from the restrictions and will …

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Outcry after Gov’t bans cars from downtown Athens, fines 150 euros

The government shocked Athenians on Friday morning with a joint ministerial decision banning cars traffic in a large part of downtown Athens, including main avenues. Restrictions will be valid from mid-June and for a period of 3+3 months. Violators are threatened with a fine of 150 euros. Officially, reason for …

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Car driver shoots with rifle at touristic bus in downtown Athens

In an unprecedented incident on the streets of Athens, the driver of a private car shot with a rifle at a touristic bus smashing its windows in the middle of the Greek capital early Monday evening. The incident took place at Vassileos Alexandrou Avenue in the area of Caravel Hotel. …

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Not without a Greek Koulouri! Prince Charles and Camilla enjoy relaxed moments in downtown Athens (picts, video)

The bright side of royal life: Prince Charles and wife Camilla enjoyed relaxed moments among the commoners in downtown Athens on Thursday morning, the second day of the official visit to Greece. Traditional sesame ring ‘koulouri’, donuts, a flower bouquet and cold coffee without plastic straw. Wearing cuff links with …

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Mysterious suicide committed by a foreign national jumping from hotel in downtown Athens

A mysterious suicide from the upper floor of a hotel in downtown Athens is puzzling the Greek police: the man, a foreign national, had with him a suitcase with four thousand euros. The 42-year-old man walked into a hotel close to Omonoia Square in Athens short before 10 o’ clock …

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One in Three Stores “Disappeared” from Downtown Athens

It is raining ‘padlocks’ in the centre of Athens with one out of three shops to have disappeared from the map. According to a survey conducted by the National Confederation of Greek Commerce (ESEE) factors like the economic downturn, the reduction of purchasing power, the high rents as well as the explosion …

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Athens Running Race: Downtown Closed for Motorists, May 15

Athens downtown will be closed for motorists on Sunday, May 15, 2011 as the 28th Running Race will be held. From 8 am until the end of the race the roads will be closed to traffic all along the three routes that will be used by thousands of runners. More …

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Athens downtown is boiling with anger and frustration

“Will you go…?” The old, thin man is standing at the doorstep of my friend’s shop – two blocks away from the spot where Manolis Kantaris, 44, was stabbed to death by criminals, alledgedly immigrants while he was going to pick up his car and bring his pregnant wife to the hospital …

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