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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…

On this day in 1944, Dekemvriana shots are fired in Athens

On this day in 1944, Dekemvriana shots are fired in Athens

On December 3, 1944, the first Dekemvriana (Δεκεμβριανά) shots were fired in Athens, beginning one of the saddest and bloodiest periods in Greece’s history. This incident in Athens started the bloody period…

Tram service to and from Syntagma resumes

Tram service to and from Syntagma resumes

The tram service to and from Syntagma Square will recommence on Friday, November 20. Syntagma Tram It is recalled the tram’s service between Kasomouli Street in the Athens neighbourhood of Neos Kosmos…

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Evzones exhibition starts at Athens City Museum

The Evzones guards are a true living attraction of the city and an eternal symbol of Greece, synonymous to valour and heroism. The Athens City Museum is dedicating its new exhibition to these elite soldiers, with portraits, sculptures, embroideries and works of contemporary Greek art, as well as souvenirs, rare photographs, archival material, unreleased historical relics and collectibles from public and private collections that aim to tell the story of Evzones throughout the years of the Greek revolution.

Tram resumes visits to Syntagma Square

Tram resumes visits to Syntagma Square

Following a successful test run earlier this week, the Athens tram line between Vouliagmenis Avenue and central Syntagma Square, could resume as early as next week. Syntagma Tram It is recalled the…

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“The Great Walk Of Athens” starts on a pilot basis

The “Great Walk of Athens”, one of the largest urban initiatives ever held in the capital which aims to encourage on-foot exploration by citizens and tourists, will be pilot-tested on Thursday. The…

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No cars in the centre of Athens for three months

A three-month ban of traffic in the centre of Athens and other restrictions will be introduced for the summer, taking advantage of two different opportunities, that of a cautious post-pandemic opening to…

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“The Great Walk Of Athens”

It’s a long walk that will change the Greek capital and one of the biggest urban transitions. The “Great Walk of Athens”, one of the largest urban initiatives ever held in the…

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Greece joins European ’empty chairs’ protest

Greek cities participated in “empty chairs”, a European event to protest the shutdown of restaurants and food places during the coronavirus pandemic and the economic repercussions on the sector, on Wednesday evening.…

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A heart of flowers in the centre of Syntagma Square

The Municipality of Athens set up a large flower heart in Syntagma Square, for the celebration of Protomagia. The heart has been shaped using red petunias, symbolising the solidarity to fight the…

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WWII bomb found at Syntagma Square

A bomb dating back to World War II was discovered at Syntagma Square on Tuesday morning. Bomb disposal experts immediately shut down and evacuated a part of Syntagma Square in downtown Athens…

The Evzones Collection, by Nick Bourdaniotis

The Evzones Collection by Nick Bourdaniotis

Born in Nambour, Queensland, Nick Bourdaniotis grew up in Brisbane and moved to Sydney in 2001. Nick’s passion for photography began at a young age and his unique and artistic approach to…