Transport in Athens

Man gunned down in western Athens, in critical condition

A man who was gunned down in his car in the western Athenian suburb of Haidari on Tuesday, in a possible organized crime turf war, is in critical condition at the capital's Attiko general hospital.
The businessman is believed to be involved in illegal gambling activities and may have been targeted by a rival gang, initial investigations have indicated.

Attiki Odos projects will not be funded via contract extension

The Infrastructure Ministry has ruled out the funding of any extension of the Attica ring road (Attiki Odos) through the extension of the current concession contract, as the operating consortium wants.

The ministry argues that any project related to the privately run highway will be included in the tender concerning the period after the expiry of the existing contract.

Mario Biondi | Athens | September 28

Italian soul and jazz singer Mario Biondi, known for his mellow baritone that harks back to the sounds of the 70s, will be appearing at the Herod Atticus Theater on Saturday, September 28. Hailed as an Italian Barry White, the 48-year-old artist has shared the stage with greats such as Ray Charles and worked beside the likes of Chaka Kahn, Michael Bolton, Incognito and The Crusaders.

Classic Rock 3 | Athens | September 18

The Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and Athens State Orchestra join forces for a rock celebration like no other. Hear rock anthems by AC/DC, Pink Floyd and the Rolling Stones performed by the talented symphony musicians, accompanied by special guests Ray Wilson of Genesis and Uli Jon Roth of the Scorpions. The show starts at 9 p.m.