A few things you should know about Athens

1) Greece has a population of 11 million. Athens accounts for 3.2 million of this 2) Work out before you travel whether you have the right power supply for hair dryers, electric shavers etc. In Athens – Electricity – 22V 50Hz 3) Athens is a very sunny place most of the time with very little ...

Work by Titian goes on display in Athens

Over twenty paintings by the famous painter Titian are set to go on display in Athens this week. The Museum will also feature work by many of Titians contemporaries. The unveiling of the paintings coincides with the visit of the Italian prime minister to Athens. The paintings will be shown at the Museum of Cycladic ...

Olympic Airways staff stage protest in Athens

Members of staff at Olympic Airways have held a protest at Athens Airport. The Workers obstructed a taxiway for almost half an hour. It is believed over 200 staff took part in the demonstration. Airport officials say that no flights were disrupted. Staff unions within Olympic Airways are vehemently opposed to the Greek government’s plans ...

New Airport for Athens?

The Greek Alpha Bank have recommended that a new budget airport be built close to Athens. The 2nd airport is seen as possible competition for Athens International Airport. The main airport in Athens has come under fire recently for its high taxes rivaled only by Heathrow Airport in London. The Kopaida region has been suggested ...

Olympic Airlines in Trouble

The prime minister of Greece unveiled plans this week to help the national air carrier Olympic Airlines through its current troubles. Plans were announced to cut staff by offering voluntary redundancy packages or placements in other state jobs. The airline is currently in debt to the tune of 130 million euro. Costas Karamanlis (pm) outlined ...

Things to do in Athens

What trip to Athens would be complete without seeing the Acropolis. The ancient city boasts a number of impressive temples and structures such as the Parthenon and the Temple of Athena Nike.   It’s not particularly cheap on the pocket to gain entry unless you are eligible to avail of some of the student discounts.  ...