Police on Friday morning shut down Parliament and cordoned off the area around it after a bomb threat was made by an anonymous caller.
The caller phoned the offices of the Zougla.gr news website, saying that explosive devices had been placed "inside and outside Parliament."
"There will be victims. Beware," the caller reportedly threatened.
Forensic experts search the area outside the Russian consulate in Athens, Friday. Police say a bomb disposal squad has been sent to the Russian consulate in Athens after cameras showed a suspicious object believed to be a hand grenade being thrown over the perimeter fence overnight. [Thanassis Stavrakis/AP]
Police ordered the evacuation of the branch of National Bank off Syntagma Square near central Athens on Monday after an anonymous caller phoned in a bomb threat which turned out to be a hoax.
Members of the police's bomb disposal unit were dispatched to the scene to search for any suspicious devices but found nothing.
Police in Athens had to close down Panepistimiou Street for an hour or so on Friday morning after a bomb threat by an anonymous caller.
The 100 emergency service received a call at around 6.30 in the morning warning that a bomb was timed to go off in 40 minutes outside Number 12, the neoclassical edifice that is home to Greece's Numismatic Museum.
The ongoing police investigation into a failed bomb attack against a deputy prosecutor in Athens on Tuesday showed that the low-power explosive device was made up of a kilo of gunpowder.
As to the reason why the bomb didn't go off, police believe this may be due to a jamming of the detonation circuit, probably during its transportation on the motorcycle.