Athens traffic to be disrupted due to parades

Traffic will be disrupted in downtown Athens on Friday and Saturday to make way for celebrations marking the March 25 anniversary of Greek independence from Turkish rule in 1821.

Students all over the country will be holding parades on Friday, followed by a parade of the armed forces on Saturday centered around Syntagma Square.

Traffic restrictions in Athens on Sunday for half-marathon

Traffic restrictions will be introduced in central Athens on Sunday for the Athens Half-Marathon, which starts at 9 a.m. and is expected to finish by 1.30 p.m.

Motorists should avoid the entire area around Syntagma Square, including Vassilissis Sofias Avenue, the start of Kifissias Avenue and the start of Vouliagmenis Avenue.

The heroes betting on Athens

Investors who put their money into Athens hotels surely deserve the title of hero. That is not to say that the Greek capital doesn't have a lot of potential - quite the opposite - but those who have worked hard and continue to do so in order to revive and modernize the city's hotel infrastructure must be feeling very lonely.

Athens Ferris wheel comes down

Work began Tuesday on the dismantling of a Ferris wheel installed at Syntagma Square which authorities have deemed not to meet the necessary safety regulations. The City of Athens said that the private company which set up the wheel did not supply the necessary safety certificates.