Attica Group to tap markets for 175 mln euros

Athens-listed Attica Group is expected to open the book for a new bond issue on July 17 or 22, depending on how fast the Capital Market Commission issues the necessary approvals. This will make Attica the first enterprise to tap the favorable climate in capital markets concerning Greece and the drop of Greek bond yields to historic lows.

Former prison island declared an area of archaeological interest

The Greek Culture Ministry's advisory body on the protection of antiquities, the Central Archaeological Council (KAS), ruled that the small, uninhabited island of Makronissos is an area of archaeological interest.

The proposal came from the Cyclades Ephorate of Antiquities which is conducting field expeditions on the island in the past few years and the decision came on July 2.

Urban Athens Festival | Athens | July 3-6

Billed as the "Greek Underground Revolution," the inaugural Urban Athens Festival promises fans of psychedelic rock and thrash metal a real treat from July 3 to 6. Twenty-four local acts are slated to perform at the Piraeus 117 Academy and Technopolis, both in the downtown Gazi district. The lineup includes the Acid Death, Septic Flesh, Nightstalker and many more.

Street Food & Tunes | Athens | July 2

The focus of this year's Street Food & Tunes festival, which takes place at the Napolitivo bar-restaurant at Flisvos Marina in Palaio Faliro on Tuesday, July 2, is the culinary stylings of Italy. Visitors will be able to tuck into pizza, pasta, ice cream and beer, with musical accompaniment provided by world traveler and DJ extraordinaire Miss Catalina on the decks. Admission is free.