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The Greek Photographer Painting Landmarks with Light

Following the successful delivery of the lighting revamp of Syntagma Square in the heart of Athens as his swan song in architectural lighting design in 2018, Greek trained electrical engineer and architectural lighting designer Gavriil Papadiotis is gaining international...

Greece Marks War of Independence Anniversary Amid Coronavirus Lockdown

A handful of politicians led by President of Greece Katerina Sakellaropoulou, PM Mitsotakis and leaders of opposition parties, together with the top leadership of the country's armed forces, marked the anniversary of the War of Independence in central Athens...

Countdown to Christmas Kicks Off in Athens with Tree Lighting Ceremony (video)

The festive season kicked off in Athens with the lighting tree ceremony in Syntagma Square in front of the Greek Parliament building on Tuesday. Kostas Bakoyannis, the mayor of Athens, gave the official signal for the illumination of the giant...

Thousands of Students Across Greece Protest Against Climate Change

Thousands of Greek students protested against climate change in the country's largest cities on Friday morning. Rallies were held in many cities across the nation, including Kalamata, Chania, Patras, and Thessaloniki; the largest action was held in the capital city...

Athens Pride 2019 Celebrates Diversity (video)

Athens Pride 2019, Greece's 15th LGBTQ festival that took place at Syntagma Square on Saturday was a celebration of diversity and honored slain gay activist Zak Kostopoulos. This year's Athens Pride also was in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of...

Ten Unforgettable Things to Do Around Athens' Syntagma Square

Syntagma Square has literally been the very heart of Athens ever since the city became the capital of the modern Greek state. With the Greek Parliament and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier looming over it, it is rich...

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...

Athens' Central Streets Blocked Off on Sunday For Movie Filming

The Greek police announced on Thursday morning that the main streets in central Athens will be shut off on Sunday due to a movie being filmed in the Greek capital. Residents and tourists will not be able to drive or...

Thousands Demonstrate in Athens Against Prespa Agreement

Thousands of people descended from every corner of Greece and began gathering at Athens’ Syntagma Square in the early hours of Sunday to participate in a demonstration against the Prespa Agreement. Hundreds of buses were chartered to bring citizens from across...