Aiming to increase the feelings of safety of the residents and tourists of Athens, the Hellenic Police (ELAS) has launched a new scheme involving patrols of the city’s tourist attractions.
Moreover, as of next week, ELAS will launch a scheme for Athens’ 47 metro stations, aiming to crackdown on pickpockets.
Some 130 police officers will patrol – in black uniforms rather than the usual blue – all of the station’s platforms.
The city’s central stations – Omonia, Syntagma, Attica and Monastiraki – have more than one police officer on call.
Stations with less passenger traffic will be overseen by policemen of the DIAS motorcycle-riding squad and the Immediate Action Unit.