The Herod Atticus Theater will be hosting an opera gala on Monday, September 2, to help raise funds for the Maria Callas Academy Society, which hopes to purchase the building at 61 Patission Street in downtown Athens, where the Greek opera legend spent a part of her formative years from 1937 to 1945, and turn it into its headquarters.
In a bid to curb a spate of public transport attacks and vandalism over the past few months, the Greek Police (ELAS) is to position officers at bus stops where vehicles have been targeted as well as beefing up security at metro stations in the capital and even intervening in instances of ticket inspectors facing harassment.
A group of university students heading the annual march marking the anniversary of a bloody 1973 student uprising against the military dictatorship sang the national anthem outside the American Embassy in Athens on Saturday.
The students, carrying a blood-stained Greek flag, chanted slogans, then folded the flag and left.
Police are seeking the self-styled anarchists who burned a Greek flag in the downtown neighborhood of Exarchia in the early hours of Saturday.
The incident occured shortly before 1 a.m. following clashes at the junction of Patission and Tositsa streets, where anarchists hurled firebombs at riot police vans.
A heavy thunderstorm on Sunday afternoon, which followed a similar downpour the night before, caused problems on roads in many parts of Athens.
The fire service received multiple calls to pump out flooded basement homes and businesses in parts of the city center.
Rainwaters flooded premises on Patission Street, Michail Voda and Alexandras Avenue as well as other major roads.
Riot police on Tuesday set up a cordon around the historic building of Athens Polytechnic in downtown Exarchia after coming under attack from self-styled anarchists.
The clashes started after a group of a few dozen self-styled anarchists broke away from a May Day rally in the city center and took refuge in the university building in order to launch the attack on police.