Attica

Exploring the treasures of an overlooked Attica suburb

Olive trees in their hundreds and thousands stretch as far as the eye can see in the area between Mount Pateras - an extension of Parnitha - and Corinthia's Geraneia range in West Attica. Not many people know this, but the Greek capital's oldest living olive grove is in Megara and, more specifically, in Kapsalos.

Prosecutor charges suspect in fatal stabbing of estranged wife

A prosecutor has filed criminal charges of intentional manslaughter against the 50-year-old man who fatally stabbed his estranged wife in Menidi, eastern Attica, on Thursday. The suspect, identified as Edward, an Albanian national, was taken to the prosecutor's office after 10 a.m. on Friday. It was anticipated that he would request an extension to prepare his defense.

Orthodox Easter exodus largest in recent years

Traffic has eased on the major thoroughfares out of Athens after the biggest Easter exodus in recent years from the capital peaked on the afternoon of Good Friday.

Data showed that from 6 a.m. on Holy Monday to 6 a.m. on Good Friday, 329,684 vehicles passed the toll plazas on the motorways to Corinth and Lamia. That figure was 309,998 last year and 291,141 in 2022.

Brush fire in West Attica partially contained

A fire that broke out midday on Saturday in low-lying brushland near the highway linking the West Attica suburbs of Aegaleo and Aspropyrgos, had been partially contained before sundown, the Fire Service announced.

Traffic has also resumed as normal on the highway, where a section had to be closed for a few hours earlier on Saturday when the blaze got close.

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