Faliro

Temporary Removal of Ancient Mass Grave in Athens Approved

Greece's Ministry of Culture recently gave the green light for the temporary removal of skeletons in the ancient mass grave discovered in 2016 near the Esplanáda in Faliro, Attica. A total of 79 skeletons were found during the construction of the...

Plans for Second Phase of Athens Riviera Reconstruction Project Presented

The first phase of the ambitious reconstruction of Faliro Bay is almost completed and the plans for Phase B have been presented, with the Attica Region now seeking the funds needed for its implementation. The plans for Phase B are...

Shackled Skeletons from Ancient Greece to Get Underground Display

Greece's Central Archaeological Council (KAS) on Tuesday announced that they have decided to construct an underground "shell" which will permanently protect and display the 80 skeletons discovered in 2016 in a mass grave in an ancient Greek cemetery, south...

Yacht Engulfed in Flames off Faliro, south of Athens

A fire broke out in a yacht off the port of Faliro, about two kilometers away from Alimos Marina on Friday. The thick black smoke that rose up in the sky alerted the Greek Coast Guard who rushed to the...

Legendary Greek Battleship ‘G. Averof’ Returns to Permanent Base (video)

The historic ship "Georgios Averof" which served as the Greek flagship during most of the first half of the last century, arrived back at Trocadero quay, next to Faliro Marina on Wednesday. It returned to her permanent berth after the...

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens to Decode One Thousand 2500-Year-Old Skeletons

Archaeologists and scientists of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens are to study 1,070 skeletons found at Faliro, dating from around 2500 BC. The skeletons -- that archaeologists believe belong to captives or slaves since they were...

The Olympias Τrireme Sails Again

For several days now, a wooden trireme is decorating the grove of the Greek Navy Tradition in Faliro, Greece. The "Olympias" trireme is an exact copy of the ancient Athenian ship of the 5th century B.C., and on August...

Shackled Skeletons Might Tell Story of Rise of Ancient Athens

Archaeologists are to study shackled skeletons found at the ancient cemetery in the Faliro port city in order to understand the rise of the Athens city-state. According to a Forbes report written by Kristina Killgrove, Faliro cemetery is one of...

Athens' 19th and 20th Century Nostalgic Beauty Through Photos

"The most beautiful buildings are situated in Athens. A recording program of the period 1830-1940” photography exhibition will be inaugurated on Thursday, September 17, at the Visitors Center of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) in Faliro, southern...

Faliro Regeneration Project Moves Ahead

The revamping of a 60-hectare stretch of Athens' southern coast moved a step closer Thursday as Greek Environment Minister Yiannis Maniatis approved the environmental parameters for the 230-million-euro project, paving the way for a tender to be launched. If there...