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The Athens Grande Bretagne Hotel is Entwined With Greek History

The historic Grande Bretagne Hotel was built less than fifty years after Greece won its independence and the modern Greek State was beginning to take form. It was built across the King's Palace and now stands across the Greek Parliament...

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.

The Fascinating History of Syntagma Square in Athens

Syntagma Square is the most historic in Athens and the central point for visitors for sightseeing in the Greek capital

King Otto, the Bavarian Who Died Longing For His “Beloved Greece”

King Otto, the Bavarian prince who ruled as King of Greece from May 27, 1832 until he was deposed on October 23, 1862, was a polarizing figure who tried to bring Greece out of the chaos of revolution into...

Countdown to Christmas: Athens Embraces the Festive Spirit

The City of Athens has entered the holiday season early this year, as Greece’s capital celebrated the lighting of the Syntagma Square Christmas Tree on the evening of Tuesday, November 23. “Athens’ neighborhoods have been decorated early this year, offering...

Athens’ Iconic Syntagma Square to be Transformed into Sustainable Area

Syntagma Square, the heart of Athens, will be transformed into a sustainable urban area following a vote on Monday.

Greek Evzones Dressed in Pontic Costume Honor Victims of Genocide

Hundreds of people gathered in Athens’ Syntagma Square to mark the Pontian Genocide and watch the evzones dressed in Pontic costumes

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...