Greek and EU flags flutter atop the Ministry of Finance next to a Ferris wheel recently placed in Athens's Syntagma Square during Christmas festivities in Greece, Thursday. [Yannis Behrakis/Reuters]
Over 15,000 bikers will take part in the 23rd Athens Bike Race which will be held on Sunday 17 April with starting point the Syntagma square.
Athens mayor Giorgos Kaminis will give the start signal at 09:30 for the 11.5km run and at 9.50am for the 3km race.
Athens Bike Race is organised by the Culture, Sports and Youth organsation of the Athens’ municipality.
Traffic police will be closing off sections of the road network in central Athens on Sunday afternoon to clear the way for participants in the 4-kilometer "Live Well" race, which kicks off at Syntagma Square at 7 p.m.
The event is open to all members of the public, whether they want to run it, walk it, or ride their bicycles.
An open-topped double-decker sightseeing bus smashed into a bus stop in Syntagma Square on Friday, destroying the structure but causing no injuries despite the midday bustle in the central Athens square.
According to police reports, the sightseeing bus was parked when it started rolling forward into the bus stop because the hand brake was off.