Tag: Mayor of Athens

Why We Can’t Wait for Christmas in Athens 1

Why We Can’t Wait for Christmas in Athens

Lights It may not be as astonishing as London or New York, but Athens at night during Christmas oozes with twinkling seasonal charm. Stars and other Christmas-shaped lights line the main streets,…

Kostas Bakoyannis

New mayor of Athens pledges “to be a servant to Athenians”

The new Mayor of Athens, Kostas Bakoyannis took his oath of office on Sunday, pledging “to be a servant to Athenians” and turn the crisis-battered capital into “a safe, clean and bright” European metropolis.…

Kostas Bakoyannis leading the way in Athens Mayoral race 6

Kostas Bakoyannis leading the way in Athens Mayoral race

Congratulations were in place for Dora Bakoyannis’ son, Kostas Bakoyannis, as he has gathered a wide margin in the first round of elections as Mayor of Athens. The voters and his colleagues…

Athens Welcomes Alexander the Great 9

Athens Welcomes Alexander the Great

An imposing, 3.5 metre-high, 1,200kg statue of Alexander the Great, completed by acclaimed sculptor Yiannis Pappas in 1972 (after decades of intensive study) now graces the Greek capital. On April 19th, the…