Tagged: Athens

Bill on “plastic money” to usher in new system for tax-free allowance

The draft bill tabled in Parliament last week will usher in a new way for tax-payers to “build up” their tax-free allowance as of January 1, 2017, exclusively through the use of debit and credit cards. Only transactions and purchases using “plastic money” will be taken into account in order to accumulate the necessary limits, […]

Footbridges to be built over busy Athens roads

Six footbridges will be constructed over dangerous road crossings in Athens, the Infrastructure Ministry announced on Friday. Minister Christos Spirtzis signed off on the 13-million-euro project and announced a tender. The bridges will be at the following points: the corner of Poseidonos and Kalamaki avenues in Alimos; Kifissias Avenue and Panormou Street in central Athens; […]

Weather Forecast: Rain, sleet

Rain, sleet and snow are forecast for Friday. Northerly winds will reach 6 on the Beaufort scale. Sleet or snow in the northern parts of the country with temperatures ranging from -03C to 07C. Partly cloudy in the western parts with temperatures between 02C and 15C. Rain, sleet and snowfall in the mountainous and semi […]

Weather Forecast: Rain

Rain and northerly winds are forecast for Thursday. Wind velocity will reach 6 on the Beaufort scale. Rain, sleet and snowfall in the mountainous and semi-mountainous areas of northern Greece with temperatures ranging from -02C to 12C. Partly cloudy in the western parts with temperatures between 02C-16C. Rain in the eastern parts with snowfall in […]

Athens factory robbers shoot, injure 2 employees

Four armed robbers shot and injured two employees at a cold cuts factory in Kifissia, northern Athens, on Wednesday before opening fire on members of the Greek Police’s DIAS motorcycle unit whom they encountered on a side street off the national highway during their getaway in a car. After launching a manhunt, police found a […]

Athens journalists blame gov’t for GD gate-crashers

The Athens Journalists’ Union, ESIEA, has lashed out at the government over the raid of its offices by Golden Dawn members on Monday, saying its actions had emboldened the extreme-right party. The union cited the recent tour by Defense Minister Panos Kammenos to the islands of the eastern Aegean in the company of senior ranking […]

Weather Forecast: Rain and temperature drop

Clouds, rain and drop in temperatures is forecast for Tuesday. Northerly winds will reach 7 on the Beaufort scale. Clouds with a chance of sleet in the northern parts of the country with temperatures ranging from -02C to 10C. Mostly fair in the western parts with temperatures between 03C and 15C. Clouds that will gradually […]

Athens sets up Christmas ship in Syntagma Square

Athens is marking Christmas with an illuminated ship in central Syntagma Square. The tradition of the Christmas ship is an old Greek custom which began on the islands, although many Greeks have decorated Christmas trees in their homes instead nowadays. Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis said that this year’s Christmas activities would spread to central Klafthmonos […]

Weather Forecast: Mostly fair on Friday

Mostly fair and northerly winds are forecast for Friday. Wind velocity will reach 6 on the Beaufort scale. Partly cloudy in the northern and western parts of the country with temperatures ranging from -08C to 10C. Mostly fair in the eastern parts with temperatures between -02C and 12C. Scattered clouds over the Aegean islands and […]

Weather Forecast: Mostly fair

Mostly fair weather and northerly winds are forecast for Wednesday. Wind velocity will reach 6 on the Beaufort scale. Partly cloudy in the northern parts of the country with temperatures ranging from 02C to 16C. Mostly fair in the western parts with temperatures between 08C and 21C. Partly cloudy in the eastern parts, 06C-20C. Mostly […]

Weather forecast: Scattered clouds

Scattered cloud with chances of morning mist and possible showers in the east are forecast throughout the country on Monday. Mainly easterly winds between 3 and 5 Beaufort. Temperatures will range from 2C to 17C in the north and northeast, 7C to 21C in western parts of the country, from 6C to 21C in the […]