A 34-year-old woman in Athens suffered severe burns to her face when a woman sneaked up on her as she was heading to work in the district of Kallithea on Wednesday morning and splashed her with a caustic substance, police sources cited by state-run news agency ANA-MPA said Monday.
The suspect, who was wearing a face mask, fled after the attack.
One of the largest anti-graffiti campaigns in recent years has been under way in the historical center of Athens since last week.
The municipal project concerns a strip of stone wall about 200 meters long and 3 meters high that runs alongside the ISAP electric railway line connecting Monastiraki station with Thiseio.
Αuthorities are concerned about a trend involving large groups of young people gathering in squares with alcohol from bars and cafes offering takeaway services, with a square in Agia Paraskevi, north of Athens, being closed indefinitely after two nights of parties that culminated in clashes with police.
Newborn ring-tailed lemurs play inside the shuttered Attica Zoological Park, in Spata, east of Athens, on Thursday. Five lemurs were born after the site was closed to the public as part of health restrictions for the new coronavirus pandemic. The government is planning next week to ease restrictions against the Covid-19 which has so far helped keep infection rates low in Greece.
A disinfecting crew in hazmat suits enters a retirement home at the seaside settlement of Nea Makri, east of Athens, Monday. The center was put under quarantine over the weekend after 12 people - 10 residents and two members of staff - tested positive for the coronavirus. The elderly were taken to Sotiria Hospital in Athens for treatment as they are considered high-risk.