Agence France-PresseNovember 14, 2013 14:01
Work is finally set to begin on Athens' first mosque, 13 years after plans were first announced, the Greek government announced on Thursday.
A Greek consortium has been chosen, the infrastructure ministry said, after five previous attempts to find a business group to lead the project failed.
Athens is one of the few European capitals without a mosque.
The building will have a budget of 946,000 euros ($1.3 million) and will be 600 square metres. It is being built on land formerly used by the military but it will not have a minaret.