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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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Three Metro stations in Athens shut down due to Nov 17 marches

Greek Police has ordered the shut down of three metro station in downtown Athens on Thursday due to the marches on the anniversary of the Polytechnic school Students’ Uprising on 17. November 1973. According to a statement by the Urban Rail Transport (STASY) on Wednesday noon, the following metro stations …

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Council of State rejects Exarchia residents’ request to “freeze” the metro station

A request to the Council of State (CoS), Greece’s highest administrative court, by residents in the Athens district of Exarchia to “freeze” the metro station construction project currently underway in the area’s central square was on Monday rejected by CoS. The residents’ representatives argued that the metro station will cause …

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ICOMOS calls for Protection of antiquities at Thessaloniki metro station

The International Council on Monuments and Sites, a technical advisor to UNESCO is calling for the Protection of the Antiquities in situ at the Venizelos Metro station in Thessaloniki, northern Greece. The resolution comes following the decision of local authorities and the Greek Central Archeological Council to remove the antiquities …

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Metro station in downtown Athens to close Tue afternoon due to Afrin protest

Greek police has ordered the closure of metro station <Panepistimio> in downtown Athens on Tuesday due to a protest for Afrin. The metro station will close as of 04:30 on Tuesday afternoon, March 20th 2018, and will open again following a relevant police order. The metro wagons will pass through …

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Unknown assailants attack police station in Pefki with molotov cocktail bombs

A group of ten assailants threw molotov cocktail bombs at a police station in Pefki suburb of North Athens short after 2 a.m. on Thursday. The attackers were wearing hoods and helmets. At the time of the attack there were four police officers, including two guards and five to six …

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Unprecedented! Athens Metro: ticket contoller slaps in the face jobless fare dodger !

Unprecedented!  A ticket controller slapped a woman in the face after he found out that the jobless had no valid ticket with her. The incident occurred at the Metro station Omonia in downtown Athens. The attacker and the victim turned to the nearest police station but the woman was not …

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