"Anti-graffiti" operation underway by Municipality of Athens
The biggest "anti-graffiti" operation ever undertaken in Athens has been underway for several weeks in the center of the capital, with crews from the municipality's cleaning department "sweeping" the city's historic shopping streets, already restoring over 15,200 square meters of surfaces.
Athenas, Euripides, Sophocles, Aristidou, Aeolus, Kolokotronis, Praxitelus, Lekka, Athenaides, Agia Irini, Polykleitos, Agios Markos, Chrysospiliotissis, Vlachava, Vyssis, Miltiadou, Nikiou, Karori, Avramiotou, Boreu, Kairi are just some of the popular streets of the capital, in which the specialized anti-graffiti team of the Municipality of Athens has already acted.
"Athens was left for many decades at the mercy of vandilism. Picturesque corners of the city, shop fronts, surfaces of historic buildings were sprayed with paint and covered by dozens of unsightly graffiti. So, we had to highlight the light of Athens, putting an end to the misery and the "blackness" that "covered" it. Our work is not done. The big anti-graffiti operations continue and we are slowly seeing the real, shining Athens behind the smears", emphasized the Mayor of Athens, Kostas Bakoyannis.
The employees of the Cleaning Department focused on walls, marble, metal and stone surfaces, while after consultation with shopkeepers, the action was extended to store rolls. In fact, to date, 402 businesses have responded positively to the restoration program, while a total of 1,250 metalic rolls have already been restored.