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New Face of Athens' Omonoia Square Ready to be Unveiled

Athens Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis posted a panoramic view photo on Facebook on Thursday showing the new visage of the city's historic Omonoia Square, which is almost ready to be presented to Athenians. The popular fountain that had once been the hallmark...

Massive Police Operation in Central Athens Results in Arrest of 129

More than one hundred and twenty-nine individuals have been taken in for questioning since a major police operation got underway in the area of Omonoia Square in central Athens on Friday. The operation was conducted just one day after an...

Is Omonoia Square Returning to Its Old, Charming Past?

  The historic Omonoia Square in Athens is almost ready, after months of intense work to reshape the face of the Greek capital's most central spot. Once an aesthetic gem for the Athenians, Omonoia Square (which means the square of the...

How Athens' Historic Omonoia Square Has Changed Over the Decades

The long-awaited redevelopment and reconstruction of Omonoia Square is in its final stages, with residents and workers in downtown Athens expecting a positive change to the area. The major facelift to the city's iconic square was estimated to be completed...

German Artist Makes Omonoia Square in Athens 'Invisible'

German artist Gregor Schneider has made the famous Omonoia Square in Athens "invisible" to intruders and Google Maps as part of an art festival. Schneider has been invited to Athens for the Fast Forward Festival, sponsored by the Onassis Cultural...

A Picture Worth 1,000 Words About the Migrant Crisis in Greece

If one were to describe the way the Greek government handles the migrant inflow with one picture, this would be it. Families of hapless migrants with nowhere to go camp out at Omonoia Square in Athens. After all, the poster...

Christmas in Athens 55 Years Ago

In December 1960, Athens was clean, shiny and wore its Christmas lights and decorations with gusto. Two great photographers, Costas Balafas and Dimitris Harisiadis captured the Christmas spirit in Athens, in brilliant color and artistic black and white. Athens had no need...

Greek Elections: New Democracy Leader Meimarakis Calls for Consensus

New Democracy leader Vangelis Meimarakis on Thursday stressed the need for consensus after the elections and urged people to vote for stability and say no to "experiments." "We chose Omonoia (Concord) Square to symbolize the path we want for the...

Migrants Camping in Downtown Athens; 'Walking Dead' Actor Arrives in Greece to Offer Help

Migrants are arriving at the port of Piraeus, Greece, on a nearly daily basis. On Thursday morning, another 200 Syrian migrants and refugees traveled from Greek islands' detention centers to Piraeus and later moved to Omonoia Square in downtown Athens. Most of them...

Greeks Cook for Migrants and Refugees in Athens

Members of a solidarity organization called “Koinoniki Kouzina” (Social Kitchen) decided to cook a meal at Omonoia Square in downtown Athens and eat along with the migrants who reside in the area. Hunger has no color or ethnicity as humanity...