Syntagma Square

Athens Pride 2016: Demonstrating Proudly for the Right to Love

With music, dancing and plenty of joy, thousands of people in Athens, Greece, of various ages sent out the message that the rights of homosexual people should be equal to heterosexuals during the 12th Annual Edition of Athens Pride. The Pride...

Demonstrations in Syntagma Square in Protest of the Multi-Bill Related to Austerity Measures

Demonstrations have taken over the streets of Athens on Sunday May 22nd, while the plenary session of the Parliament is meeting in order to vote on the multi-bill regarding the latest austerity measures. The Unions marched towards Syntagma Square and...

Members of the Communist PAME Trade Union Occupied FinMin Building on Tuesday

Members of the PAME trade union occupied symbolically on Tuesday morning the main premises of the Finance Ministry Building at Syntagma Square, protesting against the "new measures in Social Security, taxation and foreclosures that turn against the workers." In an...

Thousands of Protesting Farmers Besiege Greek Parliament (video)

Thousands of farmers flooded Syntagma Square protesting against proposed security fund reforms in one of Greece's largest demonstrations in years. Farmers practically besieged the Greek Parliament where a harsh pension and tax draft multi-bill is to be tabled until the...

Greek Farmers Determined to Block Athens with Tractors

Greek farmers continue their protest actions against the security funds bill, determined to bring their tractors to the Greek Parliament on Friday, despite police ban. A mass rally of farmers, professionals and workers is planned for Friday at Syntagma Square...

Hotel Grande Bretagne in Athens Named Among World's Most Elegant Hotels

Hotel Grande Bretagne, located in downtown Athens, was included among the seven of the world's most elegant hotels by Conde Nast Traveler. "If these walls could talk! Originally the mansion of a wealthy local aristocrat, throughout its 173-year history, this lavish property...

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...

Bomb Blasts Hellenic Federation of Enterprises Offices in Athens

A bomb exploded on Tuesday morning causing serious damages at the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV) offices in Athens. The explosion occurred at 3:35 am at Xenofontos Street, next to Syntagma Square, and the noise was heard kilometers away. Several...

Protesting Farmers Try to Enter Greek Parliament Building, Police Use Tear Gas

The protest rally that started at 11am on Wednesday at Syntagma square culminated with protesters trying to enter the parliament courtyard and the police pushing them out. Over 5,000 farmers, livestock breeders, fishermen and food producers gathered at least one...

Firebombs and Skirmishes Mark General Strike Rally in Greece [video]

The general strike rally against austerity in Greece was marked by hooded individuals throwing firebombs at policemen and smashing shop windows in downtown Athens. The skirmishes started around 1:30 pm when hooded individuals started throwing molotov cocktails at riot police at...