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Olympic Torch Relay: Traffic restrictions in Athens & Attica on Friday

Traffic restrictions will be temporarily implemented in Athens and Attica due to the Olympic Torch Relay and the handover to the Paris 2024 Olympic Committee  at the Panathenaic Stadium (Kallimarmaro) on Friday, April 26. Restrictions will be implemented at different time slots during the day, starting 08:00 in Megara, Marathonas, …

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Traffic restrictions in Athens due to Half Marathon

Traffic restrictions will be implemented in Athens on Sunday, March 10,due to the Athina Half Marathon race and related events. The traffic restrictions will be in effect from 6:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. The half-marathon will follow a course roughly resembling a ‘V’ and will include Syntagma Square and the …

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Farmers rally: Traffic restrictions in Athens, Feb 20

Greek police announced on Monday the traffic restrictions to be implemented when farmers will arrive by tractors and buses in Athens on Tuesday, to demand more measures for the high cost of production. Police representatives said the main concern was to ensure there was no excessive interruption of traffic in …

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Traffic restrictions in downtown Athens until Nov 18

Extensive road traffic restrictions will come into effect ahead of the 50th Athens Polytechnic Uprising anniversary, to be commemorated with a mass rally across the city center on Friday, November 17, 2023. Road traffic will gradually be restricted until it is closed off entirely on the day, starting at 06:00 …

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Athens traffic restrictions due to Authentic Marathon

Traffic restrictions will be introduced early on Saturday morning and stay in place until late afternoon on Sunday due to the annual Authentic Marathon race and other smaller races over the weekend. Bicycle riders and pedestrians are not allowed on the streets runners will use, and they are also not …

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Daktylios: Traffic restrictions return in Athens on Oct 16

Traffic restrictions in central Athens, in an area known as the “daktylios” (ring), will resume on Monday, October 16, and will stay in effect until Friday, July 19, 2024, the transport ministry announced on Sunday. From Mondays through Thursdays (7 a.m.-8 p.m.) and on Fridays (7 a.m.-3 p.m.) cars will …

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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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Israel curbs on Orthodox Church crowds in Jerusalem for Easter draw ire

  Israeli police will curb the number of worshippers in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem for safety reasons during Orthodox Easter ceremonies on Saturday, drawing anger from church leaders who said they would not cooperate. With huge crowds expected in the cramped alleyways of the Old City, …

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Traffic restrictions in downtown Athens due to parades

Traffic restrictions will be implemented in downtown Athens for the military and students’ parades celebrating Greek Independence Day on March 25, the Greek Police said on Wednesday. The schools parade takes place on Friday morning, while the military parade takes place on Saturday. March 24-25, 2023. On Friday, stopping and …

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Athens traffic restrictions for ex king’s funeral

Traffic restrictions are in place between 06:00 and 14:00 on Monday around the Athens Metropolitan Cathedral (‘Mitropoli’) near Syntagma Square because of the funeral of the former king of Greece Constantine, Hellenic Police headquarters said on Sunday. No cars will be allowed on Mitropoleos street, on Eolou str between Adrianou …

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Athens: Over 5,500 policemen, traffic restrictions for November 17 Anniversary

Over 5,500 police officers are being deployed across Greek capital Athens for the events of November 17, when Greeks will honor the 49th anniversary Students’ Uprising against the military junta. The 3-day events start on Tuesday at the Athens Polytechnic School in downtown Athens next to the National Museum and …

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Traffic restrictions in and around Marathon due to race Oct 16

The municipality of Marathon, North-East Attica, will impose traffic restrictions on Sunday, October 16, 2022, due to the “7th Half Marathon in Marathon Town 2022.” Restrictions will include street shutdowns, while traffic to the center of the city will use Fidippidou and Artemidos streets. More details on the traffic restrictions …

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US Senate drops amendments restricting F-16 sale to Turkey

Two amendments introduced by Democratic Senators Bob Menendez and Chris van Hollen restricting the sale of F-16 fighter jets to Turkey have been dropped from the Senate version of the annual US defense spending bill. The Senate formally kicked off debate Tuesday on the 2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), …

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EU advises further relaxing of Covid travel rules for foreigners

European Union member countries agreed Tuesday that they should further facilitate tourist travel into the 27-nation bloc for people who are vaccinated against the coronavirus or have recovered from Covid-19. The European Council is recommending that EU nations next month lift all testing and quarantine requirements for people who received …

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