ATHENS

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The Flower Moon rises behind the statue of the ancient Greek goddess of wisdom, Athena, atop the Academy of Athens building as a pigeon flies, on Monday.


[Intime News]
TOURISM

As a destination, Athens needs visibility and diversification to make the most of the multiple and wonderful opportunities it can offer its visitors, including those arriving in Piraeus by cruise ship.


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TRAFFIC CHANGES

Motorists in downtown Athens will not be able to park on the street for free starting Monday unless they have a special resident’s permit, the municipal authority reminded over the weekend. 




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NEWS

A large-scale operation by cleaning crews of the Athens municipality to remove smudges and graffiti from building walls, shop shutters, planters, marble columns and phone booths was completed on Tuesday on Ermou, the capital’s commercial high street.

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OPINION

I recently finished a great book on the Yalta Conference before picking up a biography of Franklin D. Roosevelt. After I had finished reading both books, I could not help but ask myself a question, which I hope will not be misunderstood: Why is it that Greeks never named a public square after the Soviet leader Joseph Stalin?
 

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The 4th century BC Temple of Hephaestus, the god of metalworking, on the western edge of the Ancient Agora in Athens’ Thiseio neighborhood, shone like never before during the inauguration of a new lightning system Tuesday. The design and installation of the new lighting system, overseen by award-winning lighting designer Eleftheria Deko, was funded by the Onassis Foundation. At the same time, Culture Ministry officials presented a new lighting system showcasing the monument of Philopappos, dedicated to Gaius Julius Antiochus Epiphanes Philopappos (AD 65-116), a prominent Roman consul and administrator.


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A worker places an ornament on a Christmas tree on the illuminated Syntagma square, during the coronavirus disease pandemic, in Athens, Saturday. [Stelios Misinas/Reuters]

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NEWS

Athens municipal authority crews embarked on a cleanup campaign this week, removing thousands of posters from walls and columns on streets in the city center as part of what it says is an ongoing effort to spruce up the capital.