Syntagma

Traffic in central Athens to be diverted for 'Live Well' race

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.

Sightseeing bus crashes into central Athens bost stop; no one injured

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.

Syntagma spruce up points to wider turnaround for Athens

By Marcus Bensasson & Nikos Chrysoloras

The marble paving stones have been relaid in Athens’s Syntagma Square, the site of pitched battles between police and protesters during the worst of Greece’s economic crisis.

Yannis Stournaras has replaced his sixth-floor window overlooking the square. It was pierced by an errant bullet during one of the riots in 2010.

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