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Shops in Monastiraki, Plaka, Acropolis Areas to Open on Sundays Per New Greek Decree

Per a decision that was announced to the public on Wednesday by Giorgos Dimopoulos, the deputy governor of the central part of Athens, the many boutiques and shops in the tourist areas of Monastiraki, Plaka and the Acropolis will...

Where did Athens Neighborhoods and Squares Get Their Names From

There are several famous and strangely named neighborhoods and squares in Athens and even Athenians don't know how these neighborhoods were named. America Square today is deteriorating as the whole Kypseli neighborhood is downgrading. Yet, the busy square was named...

Athens' 17th Century Fethiye Mosque Opens to the Public

A photographic exhibition on the work completed by the Athens Ephorate of Antiquities in the past two years will signal the opening of the fully restored Fethiye Mosque in Monastiraki to the public, the Ephorate said on Saturday. The 17th...

Pokemon Go Players Occupy Central Athens

The "Pokemon Go" craze has hit Greece for good, as hundreds of players occupied Syntagma Square and Monastiraki on Saturday night with their eyes glued to their smart phones. Hundreds of people aged 15-25 heeded the call through Facebook and...