fbpx

Tag: Athens

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi operates inaugural flight to Athens

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi operates inaugural flight to Athens

The new national carrier of the United Arab Emirates, Wizz Air, began operations with its inaugural flight to Athens last Friday, January 15. The airline will run flights from Abu Dhabi to Thessaloniki as of…

classic

Athens begins restoring classic buildings left to decay

Any visitor to Athens will notice the many classic buildings that have been forgotten about and left to decay. However, the long process to restore these classic buildings is underway so that…

Corinth canal closed

Corinth canal closed

Boats travelling between the gulfs of Corinth and the Saronic will not be able to cut across the Corinth Canal for a couple more days. The canal has been closed since last…

Teen brothers jailed for attacking Metro stationmaster

Teen brothers jailed for attacking Metro stationmaster

Two brothers, aged 17 and 15, who attacked a stationmaster at Omonia Metro last week, will appear before a magistrate on Tuesday for depositions. Since they are minors, the two brothers face…

Plans approved for recreation areas in Hellinikon

Plans approved for recreation areas in Hellinikon

Another outstanding issue that existed with the investment of Hellinikon, ceases to exist. Two decisions were signed by the General Directorate for the Restoration, Museums & Technical Works, after consultations from Greece’s Central…

Weather Report: Cold and snow set to continue in Greece

Weather Report: Cold and snow set to continue in Greece

Greece braces for more snow, rain, high winds and below freezing temperatures. According to the National Observatory of Athens weather service, dense snow is expected in central and southern Greece. Gale-force winds…

US Embassy in Athens launches #USAGreece2021 campaign

US Embassy in Greece launches #USAGreece2021 campaign

The US Embassy in Greece launched a yearlong campaign to commemorate Greece’s 1821 War of Independence. The announcement was made by US Ambassador to Greece Geoffrey Pyatt during an interview with state…

2 million Greeks will be vaccinated by the end of March, says PM

2 million Greeks will be vaccinated by the end of March, says PM

During a televised interview on ANT1 with journalist Nikos Chatzinikolaou, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis discussed the covid-19 vaccination program and the upcoming exploratory talks with Turkey. “We knew that a second…

Athens' hottest January in 160 years

Athens’ hottest January in 160 years

Athenians are sweltering through one of the hottest starts to the year on record. According to the National Observatory of Athens, January has already proven to be Athens’ hottest month in at least 160…

Warm weather draws crowds to beaches despite lockdown

Warm weather draws crowds to beaches despite lockdown

Warm weather lured crowds to beaches and parks on Sunday, despite the coronavirus lockdown in Greece. Temperatures reached 21°C in Athens, while temperatures also soared in Crete to 26°C. Police were forced to patrol the…

Butterfly-shaped houses 'land' in Vouliagmeni

Butterfly-shaped houses ‘land’ in Vouliagmeni

“The Butterfly” is currently being built in Vouliagmeni, a seaside suburb in Athens. Inspired by the shape of the insect, the architects of 314 Architecture studio created a special design that will…

Tallest hotel in Greece is up for sale

Tallest hotel in Greece is up for sale

The tallest hotel in Greece, President Hotel Athens, is for sale at a reported asking price of €110 million. An impressive example of cubist architecture, the landmark building is strategically situated near…

New coronavirus variant identified in Greece

New coronavirus variant identified in Greece

The fast-spreading variant of the virus which causes COVID-19, first identified in the UK, has been detected in Greece. According to a Health Ministry official, there are four cases of the new…