Wednesday, 21 February 2024

ATHENS NEWS

Traffic restrictions announced for farmers' rally today downtown
Traffic restrictions announced for farmers' rally today downtown

Police representatives said the main concern was to ensure there was no excessive interruption of traffic in the Greek capital. Specificially, tractors will be accompanied by patrol cars from Kastro (Viotia prefecture) and from Megara (Attica Region) as they travel to Athens. Buses with farmers from various parts o...

Greece to raise investment price for 'golden visas', PM says
Greece to raise investment price for 'golden visas', PM says

Greece first launched its golden visa scheme in 2014, granting foreigners a renewable, five-year residence permit in the EU member State in return for a 250,000-euro property investment in the country. Last year, it raised the threshold to 500,000 euros in certain neighbourhoods of the capital Athens and its second...

Kefalogianni: Greece aims at higher tourism revenues from the expansion to new markets
Kefalogianni: Greece aims at higher tourism revenues from the expansion to new markets

Given the geopolitical developments in the wider region as well as the current situation in European countries for Greek tourism, the Ministry of Tourism places special emphasis on the US market, Kefalogianni stressed, aiming to make Greece a Top of Mind destination for Americans. In order for Greece to climb to the ...

GR-flagged, US-owned ship reports missile attack off Yemen
GR-flagged, US-owned ship reports missile attack off Yemen

The crew was unharmed in the incident, which occurred 93 nautical miles east of Aden, Yemen, it said. Separately, the United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) agency said it had received a report of an incident in the area and that authorities were investigating it. Iran-aligned Houthi forces have launch...

Presidents’ Birthday 2024
Presidents’ Birthday 2024

This holiday marks the birthdays of U.S. Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.

Farmers: This is how the transition to Athens will take place - The tractors, the "excursionists" and the police plan
Farmers: This is how the transition to Athens will take place - The tractors, the "excursionists" and the police plan

In the last few hours, farmers, breeders and beekeepers are organizing every detail for their smooth entry into the capital in view of the huge rally, having on their side labor unions, students and mass organizations of Attica. In most areas, the coordinating bodies of the rural associations have met and decided o...

New energy corridors in the Balkans with a focus on Greece
New energy corridors in the Balkans with a focus on Greece

The acquisitions of PPC in Romania and the expected continuation in Bulgaria or other countries in the region along with the new initiatives of the Independent Power Transmission Operator (IPTO) to strengthen electrical interconnections are the most important moves so far. However, the majority of large energy groups ...

ATHENS GUIDE

Historic Districts of Athens
Historic Districts of Athens

The area of the "Historic Center of Athens" that is considered the historic center is bounded parametrically by Stadiou Street, Vasilissis Amalias Avenue, Dionysiou Areopagitou Street / Apostolou Pavlou, Ermou Street and Athinas Street.

Modern Districts of Athens
Modern Districts of Athens

Beyond the historic center of the city, at it's north lays the most modern section of downtown Athens - with areas such as Exarcheia and Kolonaki, and further down Kypseli, Patisia, Gyzi and Ampelokipoi.

Ancient Sights of Athens
Ancient Sights of Athens

Athens - the city with the greatest history in Europe could only be full of buildings that symbolize and indisputably attest to its course throughout time. Since Athens has already covered a long historical distance, it regularly enjoys the respect of the the entire world.

Museums of Athens
Museums of Athens

It would not be an overstatement if we said that all of Athens is a vast outdoor museum. Besides every day the archaeological mattock razes bring to light hundreds of findings of great cultural value.

Neoclassical Buildings of Athens
Neoclassical Buildings of Athens

The neoclassicism flourished in Athens when it was the architectural style followed by all of the architects who were responsible for the reconstruction of the capital by order of King Otto in 1830.

Parks & Green Areas of Athens
Parks & Green Areas of Athens

Since the 5th century BC it was evident that few were the parks and the green zones in general, inside the city, which explains the droughts that always tormented Athens.

Squares of Athens
Squares of Athens

As meeting places of the masses in the same way that we often see happening in squares of other countries, the squares of Athens are smaller in size and full of life.

Hills of Athens
Hills of Athens

If you have ever been in even-level cities, you should have notices that they lack points offering view. This may be the essential difference from the cities with hypsometrical ranges and fortunately Athens belongs to the later.

ATHENS LIFESTYLE

Gastronomy in Athens
Gastronomy in Athens

When recalling the Athens of many years ago, we remember a less outlandish manner of the life led then. The change in this situation can only be positive from a gastronomic point of view.

Nightlife in Athens
Nightlife in Athens

Athens by night is something that has made the city famous for many decades. For someone to be able to state that they know about going out in Athens, they must have visited dozens of the most well known venues in the valley and surrounding areas.

Shopping in Athens
Shopping in Athens

Like all major metropolitan areas, the City of Athens has much to offer visitors in the way of shopping. We panelled Greek consumers to discover their preferences and experiences with the international chains that operate in the country in recent years.

Sporting Activities in Athens
Sporting Activities in Athens

In the country that gave birth to the Olympic Games, there are a large number of stadiums, athletic clubs, training centers and sports courts - many of which host major international athletic events.

Wellness in Athens
Wellness in Athens

Taking care of oneself has become somewhat of a priority in Athens – a city that not only followed the trends of all other major metropolitan areas but might have possibly surpassed many of them.

Entertainment in Athens
Entertainment in Athens

Want to have fun? The cinema's and fun parks of Athens are definitely the places to check out when you just want to get away from it all.

Outdoor & Nature
Outdoor & Nature

Athens is a city of great outdoors with many activities and opportunities to enjoy nature and wildlife in a mild Mediterranean climate.

ATHENS EVENTS

Exhibition "Steven Shearer: Sleep, Death's Own Brother"
Feb
21
Wed
Greek black metal
Feb
20
Tue
Athanassios Maloukos travel photography exhibition "Terra Incognita"
Feb
21
Wed
1550 at Roha's Live Stage
Feb
21
Wed
Concert of the ERT Choir - "Letters in the City"
Feb
22
Thu
Everything is allowed (Ola Epitrepontai)
Feb
24
Sat
Mixer Latin Night
Feb
25
Sun

ATHENS BUSINESS DIRECTORY

Jolie Môme Cocktail Bar

The most creative cocktails in the north of Athens are served at Jolie Môme Cocktail Bar. The professional staff creates small drinkable masterpieces in a unique atmosphere reminiscent of a Parisian bistro. more

Attica - The Department Store

Attica - The Department Store hosts over 360 shops and an array of over 860 designer names – with sectors of complete women’s, men’s, children’s fashion, homeware, accessories, cosmetics, café and restaurant. more

Loumidis (Coffee Roastery)

One of the most famous coffee grinders in Greece! The traditional brand "Loumidis" offers fresh Greek coffee since 1920. If you are lover of coffee, the mere smell will convince you of its quality. more

Jack's Lounge Glyfada

"Jack's Lounge" in southern Glyfada is a hip, chic place that offers refined International and Greek modern cuisine. It also boasts a wide range of cocktails where every detail is meticulously attended to and music events in an intimate atmosphere. more

Ouzeri "O Kakias"

"O Kakias" is an excellent mezedopoleio / ouzeri and synonym for quality seafood in Salamina Island. Try the "drunken shrimps" and choose table directly at the picturesque fishermen boats. more

Sushimou (Japanese Restaurant & Sushi)

Despite its small space that covers only a few square meters, it is designed in a way to make you feel that you are participating in the sacred art of preparing and serving sushi. The talented Chef Anthony Drakoularakos, who prepares each order in more

Bozikis

The Bozikis company is a family owned business operating since 1932, in the footwear trade. It has a huge range of products, preferences, and styles and is always seeking updated designs, combined with excellent quality and comfort, in shoes. more

OK! Anytime Market

At the "Ok! Anytime Markets", a variety of starter products such as milk and food products, care items, groceries and essential products are available. The small (90-120 m²) ones are well laid out and have flexible opening hours. Many stores are open 24 hours, others at least until late evening hours. more

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