Eleusis

Acropolis Museum marks ninth birthday

The Acropolis Museum in Athens celebrated its ninth birthday on Wednesday with a jazz music concert in its courtyard and a free tour of the temporary exhibition, "Eleusis: The Great Mysteries."

More than 1.5 million people visited the museum in 2017, while the number of English-speaking visitors surpassed Greeks.

Three suspected ATM robbers nabbed in Athens

Police in northeastern Attica on Monday arrested three suspected members of a racket believed to have been breaking into ATMs in buildings accommodating public services.

Officers detained two Georgians, both aged 27, and a 37-year-old Albanian man in raids in the Athens neighborhood of Patissia and in Elefsina, western Attica.

Local reactions have driven BSH away

The reasons for the divestment of Munich-based Bosch Siemens Hausgerate (BSH) from Greece, with the cancellation of a multi-million-euro project and the approaching closure of its plant in Rendi, southern Athens, are not only related to the financial crisis and the adverse business climate in the country, but also due to local reactions to its investment.

Number of missing from floods at six, as death toll rises to 16

Six people have been reported missing from Wednesday's floods in western Attica, while the number of confirmed deaths rose to 16 on Thursday morning.

The majority of the casualties were residents the seaside towns of Mandra and Nea Peramos, which suffered serious flooding on Wednesday. A few were motorists who drowned in their cars or were swept into the sea.

Theodore | Elefsina | September 29

Composer and multi-instrumentalist Theodore, whose music strikes a balance between classical and electronic sounds, is performing at the Aeschylia Festival in Elefsina on Friday, September 29. The concert at the Old Olive Oil Mill (Palaio Elaiourgeio) starts at 8.30 p.m. and admission costs 5 euros.

Eleftheria Arvanitaki | Elefsina | August 28

One of Greece's most acclaimed female vocalists, Eleftheria Arvanitaki, has put together a program titled "Second Life" with songs comprising the works of great Greek poets set to music by esteemed composers. She will be performing at the annual Aeschylus Festival in the town of Elefsina on Monday, August 28. The show starts at 8.30 p.m.

Yiannis Aggelakas | Elefsina | August 23

Yiannis Aggelakas and his band 100ºC, currently on tour with their new album, will be performing at the old olive oil factory in Elefsina, western Attica, on Wednesday, August 23, one of many events the town has planned in the run-up to 2021, when it will don the European Capital of Culture mantle. The concert begins at 9 p.m.

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