Large parts of the center of Athens will be closed to traffic for several hours on upcoming Thursday due to the start of the famous Acropolis Rally. Temporary traffic measures are taken also in the center of Athens on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 7-8, 2021.
The EKO Rally Acropolis starts on Thursday afternoon, Sept 9.
The rally is due to begin at 17:30 on Thursday at the Acropolis, from where the cars taking part will drive to the starting line on Amalias Avenue. The 1st Special Route (COSMOTE 5G Athens Stage) will begin at around 18:00 and end outside the King George hotel.
The Attica Traffic Police have issued details of the roads that will be closed and the alternative routes that drivers can take to reach the city center.
The area around the Acropolis and Syntagma Square will be closed to vehicle traffic from 11:00 on Thursday morning, while the center can only be approached via the roads intersecting the main roadways.
There is also a plan with specific routes for pedestrians to reach Syntagma Square.
Special traffic measures will also be in force on Tuesday night on Amalias and Olgas Avenues to prepare the Special Route.
On Wednesday traffic in downtown Athens will be disrupted for the Farewell Ceremony for late composer Mikis Theodorakis. The funeral service begins after 3 p.m. at the Metropolitan Cathedral. Mitropoleos Street will be closed to traffic as well the roads that cross it, up to the first intersection.