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Ancient Athens under the Acropolis Museum 1

Ancient Athens under the Acropolis Museum

As visitors won’t be able to celebrate International Museum Day in person this year due to the pandemic*, we revisit GCT’s excursion to the ancient Athenian neighbourhood under the Acropolis Museum. Last…

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Two men shot dead at a popular family tavern in Athens

As dozens of families ate dinner at the famous Voskopoula Tavern at Vari in Athens on Sunday evening, four gunmen stormed in and killed two people in what has been described as…

Vandals graffiti around Exarchia Square after major clean up 7

Vandals graffiti around Exarchia Square after major clean up

Unknown vandals have once again attacked Exarchia Square after Athens Municipality has spent the last month cleaning up the famous anarchist hotspot, giving the nighbourhood a much need overhaul. After all the…

The Greek capital set to receive a 270 million euro makeover 9

The Greek capital set to receive a 270 million euro makeover

Athens is set to receive a major makeover to help improve the everyday life of locals and to enhance the overall experience for international visitors. Budgeted at 270 million euros, from 150 million…

Athens' Annual Authentic Marathon to take place today 12

Athens’ Annual Authentic Marathon to take place today

Athens popular annual Authentic Marathon will formally begin at 9 am on Sunday morning in Marathonas, the town identified with ancient Marathon, where Persians fought the Athenians and lost the battle in…

Premium outlet mall is making its way to the centre of Athens 17

Premium outlet mall is making its way to the centre of Athens

Well-known shopping centre Athens Heart, located in the suburb of Tavros, is set to undergo a huge transformation after the building was bought out by a large American chain. Following 18 months…

Man murders his 37-year-old mate in Peristeri, Athens   19

Man murders his 37-year-old mate in Peristeri, Athens  

A 35-year-old man has been arrested by authorities for murdering his 37-year-old friend in an apartment block in Peristeri, Athens. According to initial reports, the two friends were arguing loudly in an…

An Ancient Neighbourhood Unveiled at the Acropolis Museum    21

An Ancient Neighbourhood Unveiled at the Acropolis Museum  

Upon celebrating its 10th anniversary on Thursday, the Acropolis Museum has now created public access to its underground level, where visitors can traipse through an ancient neighbourhood, which until recently was only…

41-year-old man murdered in Glyfada 25

41-year-old man murdered in Glyfada

A 41-year-old Greek man with an Armenian background was murdered in Glyfada, Athens overnight. According to reports, there were two men involved in the murder which was staged in the victim’s underground…

Lightning Strike injures 4 people at the Acropolis 27

Lightning Strike injures 4 people at the Acropolis

A lightning strike injured four people at the Acropolis in Athens, with the archaeological site being shut down midday Wednesday, after two guards and two tourists were injured when thunder fell on…

First electric bus is coming to Athens 29

First electric bus is coming to Athens

Athens was presented for the first time ever with an electric bus, which is silent and has a zero environmental footprint. This 100% electric, the public transport vehicle is 8.7 meters long,…

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