Syntagma

Filming in central Athens to disrupt traffic on Sunday

Greek police on Thursday announced it will temporarily shut off some streets in central Athens on Sunday (March 10) due to a movie filming in the area.
Residents will not be allowed to stop, park or drive through Syntagma square, Vasileos Georgiou avenue for its full length, and Stadiou street in the section between Amerikis street and Syntagma square between 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Tramline trouble prompts bold vision for Athens's Ilissos River

Erosion beneath a section of the Athens tramline between Neos Cosmos and central Syntagma that prompted its closure in October has given rise to a bold proposal to uncover a part of the Ilissos River, which was paved over in the 1950s and 60s and turned into what is now Vassileos Constantinou and Kallirois streets.

Hannah Kent | Athens & Thessaloniki | February 19 & 20

The Public book and multimedia store has invited award-winning up-and-coming Australian writer Hannah Kent to speak with fans and sign books at its central Athens and Thessaloniki branches on Tuesday, February 19, and Wednesday, February 20, respectively. Kent is the author of best-selling novels "Burial Rites" (2013) and "The Good People" (2016).

Rain dampens mood for name deal protest; police closing streets, metro

Even though torrential rain appeared to dampen the mood - and turnout - at a protest rally in downtown Athens scheduled to coincide with a parliamentary vote on the Prespes agreement, police in the Greek capital were implementing strict security measures on Friday.

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