City opens emergency shelters for homeless during cold snap


The City of Athens on Thursday opened two heated venues for the homeless to shelter from cold temperatures, which are forecast to plummet further over the weekend.

The shelters are in Kolonos and Ambelokipi.

Meanwhile, staff at the central municipal center for the capital’s homeless have stepped up street work, distributing blankets, snacks and hot drinks to destitutes, City Hall officials said.