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.
After a sold-out show at St Paul's Anglican Church on March 18, local chillwave act Keep Shelly in Athens has added another date, Thursday, March 23. The Greek act has appeared at major international music festivals such as Coachella in California, Parklife in Manchester and Fun Fun Fun in Austin, Texas.
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.
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.
Work to dismantle the Ferris wheel in Syntagma Square, central Athens, came to a halt on Tuesday afternoon after labor inspectors said that the crew that had undertaken the project was violating labor legislation.
Work only stopped after police arrived, as the crew refused to cooperate with the labor inspectors at the site.
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.