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Muslim Woman Becomes First Female Bus Driver in Komotini, Greece

A Muslim woman this week became the first female bus driver in Komotini, a city in Thrace which has long been home to a sizable community of Greek Muslims. Twenty-two year old Neslihan Kiose was trained as a vehicle instructor...

Athens Public Transport in the 1920s: Rare Black and White Footage Digitized

A rare silent movie of the Athens tram in the late 1920s was recently digitized by Greek state television (ERT) and was released on Tuesday. The astonishing footage, which dates from 1929, shows a two-carriage tram crossing the Koukaki neighborhood...

Greece Vows 30 Percent of Cars Will be Electric by 2030

The Greek government announced ambitious plans on Friday to subsidize the purchase of new electric cars, vowing that by 2030, thirty percent of all vehicles on Greek roads would be electric. The announcement by Premier Kyriakos Mitsotakis was scheduled to...

Greece Vows to Deliver Thessaloniki Metro System by 2023

The long-delayed metro system for Thessaloniki will be ready by the year 2023, a government minister vowed on Monday. Transport and Infrastructure Minister Kostas Karamanlis reiterated his pledge that the metro will be delivered in full, and in operational order,...

Three New Athens Metro Line Stations to Open in July

Residents of Athens will see the completion of the extension of the Athens Metro Line 3 to Piraeus, and the opening of three more Metro stations by July, it was announced on Thursday. Infrastructure and Transport Minister Kostas Karamanlis made...

Air France, Aegean Airlines Reintroduce Suspended Flights

Air France and Aegean Airlines announced on Thursday that they will re-introduce flights that were interrupted due to the coronavirus pandemic. The French carrier will relaunch its flights to Greece on May 23. The month of May will only see...

Crete Opens Up to the Rest of Greece on May 18

Reflecting the resounding success Greece has had in containing the spread of the coronavirus, travel to and from the island of Crete will resume on May 18, which is earlier than expected, according to Nikos Hardalias, Civil Protection Deputy...

Face-Masked Greeks Take First Steps After Coronavirus Quarantine

Greece partially opened up on Monday with the opening of small retail stores and hairdressers and the free movement of people within the prefecture of their permanent residence. Greeks took the first tentative steps back to normal life after more...

Coronavirus: Athens Public Transport Services Cut as Ridership Drops by Half

The Athens Urban Transport Organisation (OASA) on Monday announced a special timetable ifor all public transport, with fewer trains and buses due to the special-purpose leave taken by drivers based on the Legislative Act outlining emergency measures for the...

Athens Gridlocked as Transport Workers Strike Over Pension Bill

Traffic in parts of the Greek capital came to a standstill on Tuesday as Greek transport workers joined a 24-hour public sector strike over pension reforms. Buses, trolleys, trams and metro transportation will be out of operation for the day....