Monday, June 13, 2005


Aegaleo (Greek Αιγάλεω Aigáleo, Latin Aegaleus), also Aigaleo and Egaleo, is a mountain in Greece. It is situated west of Athens, southeast of Eleusis, east of the island of Salamis and northwest of Piraeus. Most of the mountain is rocky. It is shorter than Hymettus. Most of the forest is to its north where the monastery Daphni (Daphnion) is located. It is also a park in its north. This is a range which surrounds the tiny coast southwest of Chaidari.
Towns and places surround the mountain are Perama, Piraeus, Drapetsona, Nikaia, Korydallos (Corydallos), the highway, and Chaidari. The subway now connects the area after opening its first station after reducing Iera Odos (Sacred Way) into two lanes in 2002-2003.
A highway linking GR-8 and Piraeus runs through this mountain range. Refineries of Skaramangas is in the north. The new bypass on the northwestern part of the range which is part of the Attiki Odos superhighway system, the Aegaleo Ring (Number 65) which was opened on January, 2004 along with the rest of the superhighway north of the range. The ring presently doesn't have full access yet.

Attiki Odos

Attiki Odos (Greek: Αττική Οδος) is a private-owned superhighway in Greece. The entire stretch is tolled. The future high-speed rail is almost entirely in the median throught the main section. Its numbers are 6 for the main section and 65 for Aigaleo and Ano Liosion Rings. It is the by-pass of Athens
Construction began in 1996. The superhighway was opened along with Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport where it is connected. The freeway ran from the Gerakas Street interchange but it didn't had access to Keratea directly until 2003 or a northbound interchange until 2002 to Athens from Athens. And the western part ran from Greece Interstate 1 and Kifissou Avenue to what is now exit 9.
In May 2001, an interchange 20B (now K2) opened for Koropi North and reads mainly a local road. Construction from Kifissou Avenue to Gerakas continued while the western part becan construction. The Hymettus ring was under construction.
More interchanges were opened later including the Paiania-Spata Road.
In September 2002, the high-speed railway began construction and the central part of the main section began paving.
In early-2003, Attiki Odos was now operated from Kifissou Avenue to Eleftherios Venizelos Airport. The Hymettus Ring was almost paved that time but the tunnels were constructed.
In late-2003, the Hymettus Ring became fully accessible with a toll booth at the northbound lanes near Katechaki Avenue. The superhighway includes tunnels, . Its length is from Katechaki Avenue to east of the main section with a junction to the westbound lanes of the main section in the middle. It runs in the northern part of the Hymettus and became the road that bypasses Mesogeio Avenue and links to Kifissou Avenue and its suburbs and the Airport along with the eastern suburbs from the eastern part of Athens.
In 2004, the western section along with a tunnel opened from the junction with GR-8 to Kifissou Avenue. It has 7 interchanges in total. and runs between the mountain ranges of Aigaleo and Parnitha. The Ano Liosio Ring is still under construction

Alpha TV

Alpha TV is a Greek terrestrial channel (prior to 2000: Skaï, the Greek spelling of Sky). The station features mainly foreign shows. Some people think Alpha TV is a division of Viacom because this broadcasts Nickelodeon shows. Greek shows including Zoungla, (Greek for jungle) are also broadcast. The studios are located near Athens.
Alpha TV's logo, when the channel was called Skaï was written in Greek letters. It was Latinized in 1995 and changed to a blue font. The logo was kept when they changed the channel name. In the year 2000, the name was changed to the first letter of the Greek alphabet to reflect channel's popularity, and used a similarity of Swiss font letters. This A (alpha) logo is similar to the Attiki Odos logo. The font letters in 2003 changed and a circle was added over Alpha, but the two As (alphas) remain.
In Cyprus, Alpha TV is broadcast on its probable parent station Capital TV. Capital TV uses the same logo as this channel.