City of Athens offers heated venues for homeless


With temperatures plummeting across the country, Athens City Hall on Wednesday opened two heated venues for the homeless to shelter from the cold temperatures.

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.

The 1595 hotline provides information about shelters during extreme weather conditions.