Tagged: Athens

Weather forecast: Rain on Tuesday

Rain and winds from variable directions are forecast for Tuesday. Wind velocity will reach 7 on the Beaufort scale. Snow or rain in the northern parts of the country with temperatures ranging from -04C to 05C. Snow in the mountainous and semi mountainous areas and rain in the lowlands of western and eastern Greece with […]

Police attacked with Molotov cocktails in downtown Athens

Riot police units stationed in Athens’s Exarchia district were attacked by unknown assailants with Molotov cocktails on Friday night, authorities said on Saturday. The incident occurred shortly after 10 p.m. on Tositsa Street, outside the old Athens Polytechnic. Another firebomb attack took place at around 10.30 p.m. against the offices of PASOK on Harilaou Trikoupi […]

Athens claims high ground as Erdogan warns troops will stay on Cyprus ‘forever’

Turkey’s dismissal of the demand for a full withdrawal of its forces from divided Cyprus in the event of a settlement, and its overall attitude at the international summit in Geneva on Thursday, confirmed, Athens claimed on Friday, Ankara’s unwillingness to be constructive in the bid for a solution. “We told them clearly. When it […]

Four Athens metro stations to be closed on weekend

Four stations on the Athens metro will remain closed on Saturday and Sunday as crews are to install turnstiles as part of a government plan to crack down on fare dodging, which is depriving state coffers of millions of euros. The stations are Sepolia and Metaxourgio on Line 2 and Evangelismos and Katechaki on Line […]

Weather Forecast: Snowfall and low temperatures

Snowfall, very low temperatures and gusty northerly winds is forecast for Thursday. Wind velocity will reach 8 to 9 on the Beaufort scale. Partly cloudy and light snow in the northern parts of the country with temperatures ranging from -06C to 04C. Sleet in the western parts and temperatures between -05C and 09C. Snowfall in […]

Weather Forecast: Sleet, snow

Snow, sleet or rain and northerly winds are forecast for Wednesday. Wind velocity will reach 7 to 8 on the Beaufort scale. Clouds in the morning and snowfall in the afternoon in the northern parts of the country with temperatures ranging from -05C to 08C. Rain or sleet in the western and eastern parts of […]

E-ticket launch on Athens public transport delayed

The Athens transport authority, OASA, will be easing passengers into its new electronic ticket technology by allowing the use of regular paper tickets on buses, trolley buses, the tram, metro and ISAP trains until the new system is fully integrated. The decision was prompted by delays in installing the new technology, which was originally slated […]

Weather Forecast: Partly cloudy

Partly cloudy and northerly winds are forecast for Tuesday. Wind velocity will reach 6 on the Beaufort scale. Clouds and light rain in the northern parts of the country with temperatures ranging from -03C-05C. Mostly fair in the western and eastern parts with temperatures between 02C-15C. Rain over the Aegean islands and Crete, 06C-14C. Partly […]

Real estate racket dismantled in Athens

Police in Athens have arrested three men aged 46 to 69 who are believed to have blackmailed and threatened property buyers into paying them the commission for real estate purchases. The racket, which authorities said has been active since 2006, allegedly threatened contractors, real estate agents and potential buyers into doing business with them rather […]

City of Athens enacts measures to protect homeless from plummeting temperatures

The City of Athens has announced measures to protect the homeless from plummeting temperatures forecast for the next few days. The municipal authority said that its community centers on the corner of Mamouri and Dymis streets and at 35 Alexandras Avenue will be kept open overnight until the cold snap subsides. The municipality’s homeless shelter […]

Schaeuble to Die Zeit: Without billions in aid Greece would have defaulted long ago

An end-of-year “tit-for-tat” between official Athens and Berlin resurfaced this week, with German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble quoted by Die Zeit as asking, rhetorically, why Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is blaming Berlin for wanting to hurt Greek pensioners. “Our efforts are aimed at Greece being able to stand on its feet again,” Die Zeit […]

Weather Forecast: Clouds and cold

Clouds and low temperatures are forecast for Friday. Northerly winds will reach 8 on the Beaufort scale. Mostly fair in the northern and western parts of the country with temperatures ranging from -03C to 10C. Light rain or sleet in the eastern parts with temperatures between 02C and 10C. Rain over the Aegean islands and […]

Row between Athens mayor and minister intensifies

A row between Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis and Citizens’ Protection Minister Nikos Toskas intensified on Thursday, after the former reiterated his demand for the latter’s resignation. Speaking on Skai TV, Kaminis repeated a call from earlier in the week for Toskas to step down over his failure to crack down on a spate of attacks […]

City of Athens enacts measures to protect homeless from plummeting temperatures

The City of Athens has announced measures to protect the homeless from plummeting temperatures forecast for the next few days. The municipal authority said that its community centers on the corner of Mamouri and Dymis streets and at 35 Alexandras Avenue will be kept open overnight until the cold snap subsides. The municipality’s homeless shelter […]

CN Traveler recommends Athens for 2017

Athens is among the 17 top global destinations recommended by US magazine Conde Nast Traveler for 2017, topping the list among European destinations and ranking fifth overall behind Canada, the American Midwest, Cuba and Bermuda. The magazine’s writers stress that Athens is not just a historic city but also a capital of modern arts, with […]

Weather Forecast: Mostly fair

Partly cloudy and northerly winds are forecast for Tuesday. Wind velocity will reach 5 on Beaufort scale. Mostly fair in the northern part of the country with temperatures ranging from -04C to 11C. Partly cloudy in the western and eastern parts of the country with temperatures between -02C-15C. Partly cloudy over the Aegean islands and […]