Traffic to be disrupted in center today, tomorrow
Traffic will be disrupted in downtown Athens today and tomorrow to make way for celebrations marking the March 25 anniversary of Greek independence from Turkish rule in 1821. Students all over the country will be holding parades today, followed by a parade of the armed forces tomorrow centered around Syntagma Square. To clear the center for the main Athens student parade, Traffic Police will cordon off key central thoroughfares including Vassilissis Amalias, Vassileos Georgiou I, Panepistimiou and Vassilissis Olgas from 9.30 a.m. until the end of the parade. Vassilissis Sofias, Stadiou and Syngrou will be closed off in sections. Tomorrow, it will be almost impossible to approach the city center from 6 a.m. until the end of the military parade, as streets around both Syntagma and Omonia squares will be closed to traffic.