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More arrests in Kolonos pimping case

Police made four more arrests on Thursday afternoon regarding the pimping of a 12-year-old girl in the Athens district of Kolonos.

Among them is a 63-year-old man who was beaten up in the central Athens area of Omonia days ago after sending messages and photos to the 14-year-old daughter of a nightclub owner.

The unknown slum of Ilisia

In the 1940s, one bank of the Ilisos River in Athens was a large slum, with shacks set up there by refugees who arrived after the 1922 Asia Minor Catastrophe. Alexander Tzonis, an architect and professor emeritus of the Delft University of Technology who grew up nearby, was deeply fascinated with the ingenuity of the community and sought to immortalize it in photos.

Post-war Athens at the National Gallery

With the exhibition "Urbanography," curated by Syrago Tsiara, the National Gallery explores the urban transformation of Athens from 1950 to 1970 via the works of 78 artists. "It came out of a desire to seek out images of life in Athens, and thus to become part of a city where I was not raised in," said Tsiara, director of the National Gallery - Alexandros Soutsos Museum.

Former culture festival chief cleared of financial mismanagement

The former director of Greece's biggest annual cultural event was cleared on Tuesday of financial mismanagement charges by an appeals court in Athens.

Giorgos Loukos, who served as head of the Athens & Epidaurus Festival from 2006 until he was ousted in 2015, had been accused of over-charging the Greek state some 2.7 million euros between 2013 and 2014.

Rallies in Athens following migrant ship sinking

Two separate protests were held in central Athens on Thursday evening protesting about the causes of the Pylos shipwreck tragedy.

Workers' unions gathered at Syntagma Square while leftist and antiracist organizations gathered at the old Athens University building on Panepistimiou Street, before marching through the city center.

Athens among world’s top 10 conference destinations

Athens ranked eighth in the world ranking for conference tourism for 2022, according to the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), rising eight places from 2019.

Therefore, the Greek capital now forms part of the top 10 of the world's most attractive destinations for events and meetings, as announced at the IMEX Frankfurt trade show in late May.

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