Progress on an ambitious revamp of Athens' downtown Omonia Square is seen in a photograph released on Saturday. The Athens municipal authority is reinstalling a fountain at the center of the square in a nod to the iconic landmark that graced it from its redesign in the late 1950s to the early 1990s.
Seattle-based grunge legends Alice in Chains headline the Release Athens Festival on Monday, June 24, where the setlist will include numbers that helped shape what was an exciting new genre in the 1990s as well as songs from their latest album, the critically acclaimed "Rainier Fog." The two other acts set to take the stage on the night both specialise in stoner rock: California's Fu Manchu and
The charred remains of two elderly people were recovered from a basement apartment in the Athens neighborhood of Plateia Attikis in the early hours of Monday.
Fire service workers were dispatched to the scene and pulled out the bodies at 2.30 a.m.
According to reports, the victims are two elderly men who lit a fire in a bid to warm the apartment.
Australian rock legend Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds are headlining this year's Ejekt Fetsival at Plateia Nerou (Water Square) in Palaio Faliro on Athens's southern coast, in a lineup that also includes English rockers Editors and Wolf Alice, and American act Protomartyr in its first appearance in Greece. Doors open at 5 p.m.
Two of most prominent artists in Greece's art-house genre, Thanasis Papakonstantinou and Sokratis Malamas, are on tour promoting a joint recording project - "Me Stoma pou Yela" (With a Smiling Mouth) - released in February to critical acclaim and will be performing at Plateia Nerou (Water Square) in Neo Faliro on Athens's southern coast on Saturday, June 9.