Administrative regions of Greece

Engine failure on suburban railway train disrupts services

An engine failure on a train serving the Athens suburban railway (Proastiakos) route on Monday was expected to result in cancellations and delays.

The problem occurred at around 9 a.m. on a train en route to Athens International Airport from Piraeus, leading to the train being stopped at Koropi. 

Trainose said that engineers were working on restoring services. 

Police looking for clues after two bodies discovered in Athens, Thessaloniki

Police in Athens and Thessaloniki were looking for clues on Thursday with regards the identity and cause of death of two men whose bodies were discovered in unrelated circumstances.

In the capital, police on Thursday said they are investigating the death of a man who was found near the Thiseio ISAP railway station on central Ermou Street earlier in the day.

Christmas tree lights in Athens to switch on next week

The lights on the Christmas tree in Syntagma Square, central Athens, will be switched on next Tuesday night as part of festivities in the capital that are to last well into January 2019.

"More than 230 events, which will be completely free of charge, will transform the center of Athens and its neighborhoods into a city of angels," said Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis.