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Tag: Municipality of Athens

Graffiti cleaned off buildings on Athens’ famous Ermou

Athens’ famous Ermou cleaned from graffiti

You will notice something different the next time you walk down Ermou, the main shopping street in central Athens. According to the Municipality of Athens, the clean up carried out by special…

Athens’ official Christmas tree lights up for 2020

Athens’ official Christmas tree lights up for 2020

The lights were officially lit on the giant Christmas tree at Syntagma Square, in front of the historic Greek Parliament, last night. This year due to the covid-19 pandemic, the Municipality of Athens…

Syntagma Square lights up for Christmas

Syntagma Square lights up for Christmas

Twinkle, Twinkle. The city streets are decorated with lights, the Christmas tree goes up in Syntagma Square and everyone is shopping online for presents for their loved ones. Despite the covid-19 pandemic, there’s still festive…

Samos earthquake: Building which killed teens demolished

Samos earthquake: Building which killed teens demolished

A building whose partial collapse resulted in the deaths of two teenagers during the 7 magnitude earthquake that rocked the eastern Aegean island of Samos on October 30, was demolished on Friday…

Municipality of Athens - Health services for the homeless

Municipality of Athens – Health services for the homeless

The Municipality of Athens has opened a health clinic at KYADA, for the homeless and the poverty-stricken. The purpose of the Center for Reception and Solidarity of the Municipality of Athens (KYADA)…

Street cleaning operation in Omonoia, Athens

Street cleaning operation in Omonia, Athens

Crews from the Municipality of Athens’ sanitation department using large sweepers and street washing machines, cleaned and washed the streets in Omonia on Sunday. According to an announcement by the Municipality of Athens, the…

Samos rises 18-25cm after powerful earthquake

Samos rises 18-25cm after powerful earthquake

According to preliminary data released by Greek scientists, the Greek island of Samos has risen 18-25 cm, following a 6.7-magnitude quake that struck the island on Friday. The earthquake left some 300…

Omonia Square fountain illuminated in blue and white

Omonia Square fountain illuminated in blue and white

The Municipality of Athens illuminated the Omonia Square fountain in blue and white to commemorate commemorate 28 October 1940, OXI Day. The Mayor of Athens, Kostas Bakoyannis, posted a photo and a…

Street cleaning operation in Neos Kosmos, Athens

Street cleaning operation in Neos Kosmos, Athens

Crews from the Municipality of Athens’ sanitation department using large sweepers and street washing machines, cleaned and washed the streets in Neos Kosmos on Sunday. According to an announcement by the Municipality…

Five street artists add colour to the city of Athens

Five street artists add colour to the city of Athens

Five well-known artists created a large mural that changes the look of the Thessaloniki pedestrian street in Athens. Many people stopped and watched the five artists (who were from Greece and Italy) leave…

Street cleaning operation in Kato Patisia

Street cleaning operation in Kato Patisia, Athens

Crews from the Municipality of Athens’ sanitation department using large sweepers and street washing machines, cleaned and washed the streets in Kato Patissia on Sunday. It is recalled that similar cleanups have…

Street cleaning operation in Plaka 2

Street cleaning operation in Plaka

Crews from the Municipality of Athens’ sanitation department using five large sweepers and six street washing machines, cleaned and washed the streets in Plaka on Sunday. It is recalled that similar cleanups…

Probonas

Street cleaning operation in Probonas

Following similar cleanups in recent weeks in Kolonaki, Exarchia, Metaxourgeio, Votanikos and Petralona, crews from the Municipality of Athens’ sanitation department using two large sweepers and six street washing machines, cleaned and…

flowers, coronavirus

Thanks to coronavirus, flowers are blooming in Athens

During the coronavirus pandemic, a time when death, illness and uncertainty dominate headlines, gardeners nurture life. Thousands of colourful plants have beautified many different corners of Athens in recent weeks, both in the…