Acropolis Rally

Nearly 70 wildfires reported in 24 hours

Beachgoers watch a firefighting helicopter scoop up water from the sea at the coastal resort of Loutraki, near Corinth, on Tuesday. A wildfire that started on Saturday on the area's Mount Geraneia and burned through hundreds of hectares of brush and trees over the weekend and on Monday, experienced fresh conflagrations Tuesday, which, however, were quickly doused.

Murder suspect extradited to Greece

A 30-year-old man wanted in connection with the murder of a Greek businessman in Athens in April last year was extradited to Greece from Belgium.
Greek authorities had issued a European arrest warrant for the suspect, charging him of murder, robberies, thefts, being a member of a criminal gang and other crimes. He was arrested in Belgium  in February.

Traffic disruptions on central Kifissias Avenue

Traffic will be diverted on parts of Kifissias Avenue, one of the capital's main thoroughfares, from 11 p.m. until 6 a.m. until June 13 due to works, which began on Monday, for the installation of a fiber optics network.

Traffic will flow normally on May 31 and June 2.

There will also be traffic disruption in the wider area of Kifissia in northern Athens for the same reason. 

Flower Show | Athens | To May 19

The 65th annual Kifissia Flower Show is under way in the leafy northern Athenian suburb, inviting residents of the Greek capital to spruce up their balconies and gardens, exchange ideas with growers and aficionados, and ask for advice and tips. The municipal event, which dates back to 1937, takes place in the park stretching between the Kifissia ISAP train station and the bus terminus.