Syntagma

A British photographer's snapshots of Athens in 1904

One of the Benaki Museum's last exhibitions launched in 2018 offers visitors to its Ghika Gallery, near Syntagma Square, the chance to travel back to that same central Athens plaza 114 years ago.

Locals are likely to experience a lot of deja vus in the show, with plenty of familiar scenes, as well as others that evoke wonder at how much they've changed.

Christmas tree lights in Athens to switch on next week

The lights on the Christmas tree in Syntagma Square, central Athens, will be switched on next Tuesday night as part of festivities in the capital that are to last well into January 2019.

"More than 230 events, which will be completely free of charge, will transform the center of Athens and its neighborhoods into a city of angels," said Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis.

Bicycle race to disrupt traffic in Athens on Sunday

The 32nd Round of Athens gets under way from central Syntagma Square at 10 a.m. on Sunday.

The cycling event includes two 10-kilometer routes that will begin at the beginning of Ermou Street and a 5k route starting in front of the Parliament building on Amalias Avenue. All races end at Syntagma Square.

Greeks pay respects to victims of 1973 student uprising

A girl stands before a monument surrounded by flowers in the courtyard of the former Athens Polytechnic Friday, ahead of Saturday's 45th anniversary of a student uprising that was bloodily repressed by the junta. A march Saturday will see the closure of Megaro Mousikis, Evangelismos and Syntagma metro stations while some 5,000 police officers will be on duty.

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