Syntagma Square

Two Iraqis detained over Syntagma knifing

Police in Athens on Tuesday were questioning two Iraqi nationals in connection with the knifing of a kiosk worker on Monday night near Syntagma Square.
One of the two men is alleged to have stabbed the employee while robbing the kiosk on Vasilissis Amalias Avenue.
A customer at the kiosk also sustained minor injuries during the incident.

Parliament attacked with paint, smoke bombs

A small group of around 15 hooded individuals slipped past guards and splashed paint near the front entrance to Greece's Parliament building on Tuesday.

The incident occurred shortly after 2 p.m. and the assailants were able to climb up the stairs beside the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and up to the front courtyard of Parliament, which is normally out of bounds for the public.

Greek election preparations in Athens

A woman sits at a bus station as a man walks in front of an election kiosk of the main opposition New Democracy party during pre-election preparations in central Syntagma square, in Athens, Saturday. Greece will hold local elections at the same time as European Parliament polls on May 26, followed by a national vote expected in October. [EPA]

Power grid damage to cause traffic diversions in central Athens

Motorists in downtown Athens are advised to avoid Syntagma Square on Sunday and Monday evening, due to works that will be carried on the power supply network.

Network operator DEDDIE will be closing the stretch of Karagiorgis Servias Street from Syntagma Square to Voulis, which will also be closed between Mitropoleos to Karageorgis Servias.

Teachers to hold rally at Syntagma Square at noon

The OLME union representing Greek public school teachers has organized a rally at noon on Friday in downtown Athens, which is expected to cause traffic jams in the city center.

Teachers, who walked off the job on Friday, will be gathering at Syntagma Square to protest an Education Ministry bill changing the university entrance exam system.

Filming in central Athens to disrupt traffic on Sunday

Greek police on Thursday announced it will temporarily shut off some streets in central Athens on Sunday (March 10) due to a movie filming in the area.
Residents will not be allowed to stop, park or drive through Syntagma square, Vasileos Georgiou avenue for its full length, and Stadiou street in the section between Amerikis street and Syntagma square between 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.