Athens Metro: The map of the new extension to Ilion

Ten years after the delivery of the last major extension of Line 2 of the Athens metro, which today connects Anthoupolis with Ellinikon, a new esxtension is on the way. Attiko Metro yesterday turned the hourglass of the tender for the extension to Ilion with approximately 4 km of new line and three new stations.

Fire breaks out in Athens orphanage

Fire fighters on Monday put out a blaze that started at an orphanage in the suburb of Ilion, west Athens, early in the morning, state-run news agency ANA-MPA reported.

The blaze started for a yet unknown reason at the second floor of the building located on Agia Triados Street shortly after 2 a.m., the fire service said.

Ruling party 'will not be terrorized' by gas canister bomb 'bullies'

Ruling SYRIZA on Monday said that it will not be "terrorized" after unknown assailants planted a gas canister bomb at its branch office in Ilion, northern Athens.

The ground-floor office was badly damaged, as the assailants broke the front window and placed a cluster of gas canisters in the building's interior before setting off the charge in the early hours of Monday.

The Thing | Athens | November 26

Scandinavian trio The Thing, hailed as one of the pioneers of the European avant jazz scene since emerging in the early 2000s, will be performing at Athens's Ilion Plus venue on Sunday, November 26. Doors open at 9 p.m. and admission costs 30 euros. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Underflow record store (39 Kallirois).

Wine Festival | Athens | September 15 & 16

The Ilion Association of Cretans will host its annual wine festival, which as is customary will include lots of food, music and dancing to accompany the celebration of one of the island's finest products. The festival starts on Friday at 9 p.m. and will continue on Saturday night as well. Traditional Cretan music will be performed by the Nikos Zoidakis band.