Syntagma

Sugahspank! & The Swing Shoes | Athens | November 11

Radio Pepper Church Sessions presents Sugahspank! & The Swing Shoes, with special guest Moa Bones in an evening of swing numbers at Saint Paul's Anglican Church in Athens on Monday, November 11. Sugahspank! & The Swing Shoes have been collaborating since 2008, performing together at venues and festivals in Greece and abroad, and have released two albums together.

School parade marks 'Ochi Day' in Athens

An annual parade by school children to mark Greece's rejection of an Italian ultimatum and its entry into World War II on October 28, 1941, was underway in central Athens on Monday.

The parade, which takes place in front of the Parliament on Syntagma Square, started at 11 a.m.. Streets in the surrounding area are closed to traffic until it is finished.

Multiple protest rallies planned against government’s growth plan

Three separate rallies held at different times of the day are expected to cause major traffic and public transportation problems in Athens and Thessaloniki on Thursday, as unions protest a government bill for boosting economic growth that is due to be ratified in Parliament.

Whereswilder | Athens | October 10

Greek neo-psychedelic act Whereswilder gets the Taste the Music program of experimental music under way at St Paul's Anglican Church on Thursday, October 10, with a show that will include selections from the Athens-based rock quartet's latest album and older work. The performance starts at 9 p.m.

Suspended Athens tram section may reopen

Transport authorities are mulling the reopening of the section of the Athens tram network that runs between the neighborhood of Neos Kosmos and downtown Syntagma Square which was suspended last October amid concerns that the ground beneath the tracks was at risk of subsiding.
According to officials, fears about the potential risks were exaggerated.

Acropolis metro station open again after ‘suspicious’ suitcase cleared

Service between Syntagma and the Acropolis station on the Athens metro has resumed as bomb disposal experts gave the all clear after examining a "suspicious" suitcase.

The abandoned suitcase was spotted at the Acropolis metro station earlier in the day, prompting metro authorities to close the station and call in bomb experts to assess the situation.

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