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Roadworks cause huge traffic jam on Athens' Syngrou Avenue

Cars and buses were backed up for several kilometers on the northbound section of Syngrou Avenue, linking the Athens city center to the capital's southern coast, as a result of roadworks on Tuesday.

According to an announcement by the Attica Regional Authority, work to repave parts of the thoroughfare will continue for about two weeks, during which motorists should expect delays.

Retromania | Athens | July 16

The Greek National Opera's Alternative State has put together an all-day festival at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, on Sunday, July 16, called "Retromania." The event comprises 10 events, each exploring a separate interpretation of the notion of retro: From performances of music by Attik and Mimis Plessas to the narratives of the incredible Stella Greka and Greek swing by Penn

EMST opens temporary display halls to public

A visitor walks inside the National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST) in Athens on Monday. The museum, in the location of the former FIX brewery on Syngrou Avenue, opened its temporary display halls to the public Monday following 12 years of construction marred by legal and financial issues. EMST was founded in 2000 and held temporary exhibitions at the Athens Conservatory up to 2015.

Sex in the city of Athens: The red-light districts have moved (video)

Hookers and transvestites would line up around Syngrou Avenue or at the backstreets of the National Theater at Omonoia.  They’d enter luxury cars and chide young rookies going on joy rides. Then, suddenly the pulsating streets around Panteio, began to empty. Shops shut down, and unemployment caused young men looking for paid thrills to diminish. Then there was all that bad press about HIV.

Police raid at terrorist hideout behind Athens Intercontinental (photos)

The counter-terrorist squad is investigating a flat near Syngrou Avenue, behind the Intercontinental Hotel, at Neos Kosmos, near the Athens Center. The third-floor flat is believed to have been used by two wanted robbers known as the “robbers in black”, Spyros Christodoulos and Grigoris Tsironis, whose accomplice had committed suicide at Nea Anhialou, Volos, Thessaly.

Media get sneak peek at capital's much-anticipated new museum

After 11 years of construction work plagued by bureaucratic, financial and legal obstacles, Athens?s nearly-completed National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST), at the former Fix brewery on Syngrou Avenue, opened its doors to the media for the first time on International Museum Day, Saturday.

Group of Popular Fighters claim responsibility for gun attack on Israeli Embassy

A terrorist organization calling itself the Group of Popular Fighters has claimed responsibility for an attack on the Israeli embassy in Athens in December.

An unidentified man called at the Efimerida ton Suntakton newspaper late Tuesday to say that a statement, recorded on a memory stick, had been left inside a garbage bin in Nea Smyrni, south of Athens.

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