Palaio Faliro

Shaolin: The Legend | Athens | March 31

A group of Chinese Buddhist monks who helped inaugurate the 2008 Beijing Olympics with their jaw-dropping combination of martial arts, theater and dance, are coming to Athens's Faliro Indoor Arena for two shows on Saturday, March 31. Requiring dexterity, endurance and discipline, the show relates the history of the 1,500-year-old temple where the Shaolin hail from.

Kraftwerk | Athens | March 3

A band that has been regarded as the leading pioneer of the electronic music scene since its inception in the late 1960s, Germany's Kraftwerk is coming to Athens for a single show on March 3, at the Faliro Indoor Arena on the capital's southern coast. Tickets start at 37 euros on www.viva.gr and tel 11876 and are expected to sell out fast.

Artist shares story of WWII teen who risked her life for her country

Greek-Italian artist Angelo Plessas first spotted Maria Zamanou-Mickelson in the neighborhood of Palaio Faliro a few years ago. Approaching 90, she was stoic but impressive with a fabulous wardrobe straight out of the 50s and accompanied by her dogs. She stood out and was something of a mystery to most of her neighbors.

Officials say Athens coast clean-up nearly finished

Greek authorities say they have finished cleaning up a section of Athens coastline polluted by a large oil slick more than a month ago, and the full cleanup operation should be finished within days.

Merchant Marine Minister Panagiotis Kouroumblis on Tuesday declared the Paleo Faliro area oil-free.

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