How Safe Is Athens?


ON GUARD: Athens venues like the main stadium are being built under heavy security

Greece shrugged, but the rest of the world shuddered. The three bombs that went off just before dawn in the Athens district of Kallithea last Wednesday gutted one side of a police station, shattered windows up and down a leafy suburban street and jarred residents from their predawn slumber — but they did not faze Maria Moirani. The Athenian housewife calmly dropped off her 8-year-old son at a nearby school that same morning. "I could have made more elaborate bombs than these guys," she scoffed. Athens sees scores of such attacks a year; Mary Bossi, a terrorism expert at the Athens-based...

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