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Athens becomes a ghost town amid coronavirus outbreak

Coronavirus has transformed bustling Athens, the capital city of Greece, to a virtual ghost town. Before the pandemic, Syntagma Square, Ermou street, Plaka, Stadiou Street, Monastiraki, Akadimia, Kolonaki and Panepistimiou Street, were…

Exploring the Centre of Athens in Two Days 2

Exploring the Centre of Athens in Two Days

A trip to Athens isn’t complete without sightseeing in the heart of the city and witnessing the Greek capital’s rich history up close. To make sure you maximise your time while also…

Longer shopping hours in Athens over Easter Period 16

Longer shopping hours in Athens over Easter Period

Athens will have extended shopping hours for the Easter period, which will start on Thursday, April 18, announced the President of Athens Trade Association Stavros Kafounis on Wednesday. “We hope that the…

Brilliant Brunch Spots in Athens 18

Brilliant Brunch Spots in Athens

As a city that hardly ever sleeps, Athens needs breakfast and brunch places galore, for those who justifiably wake up at any time between 9am and 4pm. Brunch has become a very…

Syntagma Square closed off on Sunday for Hollywood film shoot 28

Syntagma Square closed off on Sunday for Hollywood film shoot

Syntagma Square in the heart of Athens will be closed off on Sunday 10 March, for the filming needs of Born to be Murdered, a joint US-Italian Hollywood production. Producers were in Zagori and Trikala last…

Mavili Square, one of Athens' coolest spots to grab a drink 30

Mavili Square, one of Athens’ coolest spots to grab a drink

Whether you live in Athens permanently or are here for a visit, it can be fun to venture off the most popular nightlife trails Syntagma-Monastiraki-Psyrri, or Gazi-Kerameikos-Metaxourgeio to Mavili Square, west of…

Organic food stores on the rise in Athens 37

Organic food stores on the rise in Athens

Eco-conscience is generally on the rise in Greece, and particularly in the Greek capital.  There are now numerous shops selling organic, healthy, mostly ethically-sourced (from small, local producers) products of all varieties,…

Evzones’ 150 Year Milestone Celebration 52

Evzones’ 150 Year Milestone Celebration

Today is a huge milestone for Greece’s Presidential Guard, as on December 12, 1868, the Evzones’ was founded as a combatant and ceremonial force, marking a historical 150 years since the Evzones…

Christmas tree lights up in the heart of Athens (VIDEO) 60

Christmas tree lights up in the heart of Athens (VIDEO)

Athenians have officially marked the Festive Season for 2018, as the annual Christmas tree at Syntagma Square in front of the Greek Parliament was lit up last night. The event has kicked…

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Cafe in heart of Athens with a fine view of Syntagma Square

In the heart of Athens, situated on top of a neoclassical building, you will find the Public Cafe, which gives guests an amazing view over Syntagma Square and the Greek Parliament, while…

Refugees take break from Syntagma Square hunger strike 79

Refugees take break from Syntagma Square hunger strike

A group of refugees on hunger strike for the last fortnight announced on Tuesday they were stopping with their protest to be with their children. The protesting refugees, seven men and seven…