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.

Red tape blamed for wheel debacle

The private company that installed a Ferris wheel in Syntagma Square, central Athens, for the holidays - which will now be dismantled because it reportedly violated safety regulations - said in a statement Thursdy that it had asked for an extension to produce all the necessary safety certificates but its request was turned down by the Athens municipal authorities.