Bomb explodes near Acropolis after warning to newspaper

No injuries reported as officers evacuate tourist area before blast

An explosion this evening near Greece’s most famous monument, the Acropolis, followed a warning call to a Greek newspaper. Photograph: Angelos Tzortzinis/Bloomberg

An explosion this evening near Greece’s most famous monument, the Acropolis, followed a warning call to a Greek newspaper. Photograph: Angelos Tzortzinis/Bloomberg

Wed, Mar 27, 2013, 20:21

A bomb exploded outside a ship owner’s house near the Acropolis in central Athens tonight, causing damage but no injuries, police said.

The explosion near Greece’s most famous monument occurred at about 8:30pm, following a warning call to a Greek newspaper.

Police said officers were able before the blast to evacuate one or two people from the building and to seal off the area of the major tourist site.

The identity of the ship owner was not immediately known.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.

AP