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Beach Volleyball Tournament to be Held in Syntagma Square

The Hellenic Volleyball Federation will be hosting a beach volleyball tournament in the center of Athens on June 2nd, as the city's central square, Syntagma, will be transformed into a beach for the event. The Athens Golden Cup tournament, which...

Top Spots for Sightseeing Around Syntagma Square in Athens

Syntagma Square has literally been the very heart of Athens ever since the city became the capital of the modern Greek state.

Anti-Climate Change Protest Held in Athens' Syntagma Square

Hundreds of Greek students protested against climate change in the country’s capital on Friday morning in what is becoming a regular occurrence, taking place every Friday in many cities around the globe under the title of ''Fridays for Future.'' The...

Refugees Camped at Athens' Syntagma Square Transferred to Eleonas Refugee Camp

Approximately forty refugees and migrants, including many children, who had been camping at Syntagma Square in Athens since Thursday, left the square on Saturday afternoon. At first, they refused to leave, despite the efforts of Greek authorities to persuade them...

Athens' Syntagma Square Becomes a Hollywood Studio on Sunday

Athens' city center was completely cordoned off on Sunday, March 10, to allow the cast and crew of the upcoming movie ''Born To Be Murdered'' film their scenes. Among the cast members of the film, which is directed by the...

Hotel Grande Bretagne to Fund Lighting of Syntagma Square in Athens

Lampsa Hellenic Hotels, owner of Hotel Grande Bretagne in Syntagma Square, has approached the City of Athens offering to fund the replacement and upgrading of the lights in the capital’s central square. According to a Kathimerini newspaper report, the City...

Watch the Greek Independence Day Parade from Syntagma Square in Athens

Celebrations marking the March 25 anniversary of Greece's 1821 revolution and the war of independence against Ottoman rule peaked with a grand military parade through the centre of Athens on Saturday. Large crowds turned out to watch the parade on...

Meteor Crash Lands at Syntagma Square in Athens to Send Message [photos]

Commuters at Athens central Syntagma Square, in front of Greek Parliament, were amused as a meteor was staged to look as though it had crash-landed. Dozens of onlookers were drawn to the campaign organized by the Association of Greek...

Protestors Flood Syntagma Square Yelling, 'Resign, Tsipras!' [pics]

A flood of protestors of all ages gathered at Syntagma Square at 6:30 pm on Wednesday calling for the resignation of the Greek government. The anti-government rally, was organized on social media by the new "Resign" movement that has...

Demonstrations in Syntagma Square in Protest of the Multi-Bill Related to Austerity Measures

Demonstrations have taken over the streets of Athens on Sunday May 22nd, while the plenary session of the Parliament is meeting in order to vote on the multi-bill regarding the latest austerity measures. The Unions marched towards Syntagma Square and...

Syrian Refugees Removed from Syntagma Square

The Syrian refugees who had camped in across the Greek Parliament at Syntagma Square in protest, were removed from the spot in a joint effort between the Municipality of Athens and the Greek Police. The refugees had been at the...

Syrian Refugees of Syntagma Square to be Housed by Athens Municipality

Fruitful was finally the meeting held earlier today between the Greek Interior Ministry's Secretary General, Angelos Syrigos, Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis and the representatives of the Syrian refugees who have been in a sitting protest for more than 20 days in Syntagma...

40 Syrian Refugees from Athens' Syntagma Square Apply for Political Asylum

Syrian refugees who have camped at Syntagma Square across the Parliament in downtown Athens, Greece , since November 20 demanding EU travel documents, have begun applying for political asylum, Secretary General of Population and Social Cohesion Angelos Syrigos said on...

Two Syrian Refugees from Syntagma Square Dead

Two Syrians refugees, among those protesting in Syntagma Square in order to be granted a political asylum, have lost their lives, as their compatriots revealed yesterday. According to them, one died in his attempt to cross the Greek-Albanian border...

Greek Interior Ministry to Grant Political Asylum to Syrian Refugees of Syntagma Square

The Greek government's will to find a solution over the 200 Syrian refugees who have been in a sitting protest for the 13th consecutive day in Syntagma square, opposite the Parliament in downtown Athens, and have gone on a hunger...