Vasilissis Amalias Avenue
Police in Athens on Tuesday were questioning two Iraqi nationals in connection with the knifing of a kiosk worker on Monday night near Syntagma Square.
One of the two men is alleged to have stabbed the employee while robbing the kiosk on Vasilissis Amalias Avenue.
A customer at the kiosk also sustained minor injuries during the incident.
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.
This year's Greece Race for the Cure, a fundraising event for breast cancer, will take place Sunday morning, with a number of related activities taking place in the area around Zappeion Hall in central Athens. The race has been held in the Greek capital every year since 2009 and includes a 5 kilometer run and a 2 km walk.
Athens will be under tight security control in the wake of French President Emmanuel Macron’s arrival at the Greek capital, Thursday. Greek police have made blocked streets and roads in the centre of Athens and surrounding routes during his stay in the Greek capital. Traffic measures have already taken effect and will last until 3pm.
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.