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Athens Secures €85m in EU Funds for Upgrade Projects

A total of 85 million euros in EU funds have been approved to go towards works and projects in the Greek capital over the next five years.
Posted On 11 Aug 2017

Travel Trade Athens 2017 Aiming to Promote Greek Capital

Ways to promote the Greek capital and its diverse tourist offerings will be the focus of the 5th Travel Trade Athens, due to take place on October 2-3.

Athens Goes Festive this Christmas Season with Events for All

The city of Athens will be celebrating Christmas and ushering in the New Year with hundreds of community activities around town offering both holiday cheer as well as charity for the needy.
Posted On 13 Dec 2016

Key Tourism Figures 2016: Georgios Kaminis, Mayor of Athens

We at the City of Athens invest in building brand awareness, innovation and creative thinking to achieve robust growth, employment opportunities, bringing in income and improving the lives of our residents whilst giving them a sense of ownership over all that is accomplished.

Athens Mayor Presents ‘Solidarity Cities’ in Response to Refugee Crisis

Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis presented the municipality’s “Solidarity Cities” initiative during the Eurocities Social Affairs Forum held in Athens this week.

‘Athens Network Exchange’ 3-day Workshop Tackles Refugee Issues

The Municipality of Athens is hosting a three-day workshop starting Wednesday, September 7, in its Europe Direct hall aiming to tackle challenges and issues arising from the influx of refugees and migrants headed to Europe through Greece.
Posted On 07 Sep 2016

Athens Historic Center Ready for Revamp

Greece’s Central Council for Modern Monuments has given Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis the green light to proceed with the necessary works for a makeover of the historic center of the Greek capital.
Posted On 01 Jul 2016

Athens Aims to Tap into Dental Tourism

Identifying ways to establish the Greek capital as a dental tourism destination, was the focus of a recent meeting between Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis and the founders of the Athens Dental Tourism Cluster.
Posted On 09 Jun 2016

EU Cities Form Solidarity Network Over Migrant Issue

On the initiative of Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis, 28 EU capitals have agreed to pool their resources and form a network offering support to Greece over the refugee crisis during the 5th EU Capitals Mayors’ Meeting.
Posted On 25 Apr 2016

Athens Mayor, UNHCR Join Forces, City to Host 3,000 Refugees

Some 3,000 refugees will be offered temporary accommodation at city apartments, Athens Mayor Yiorgos Kaminis said on Wednesday, following a meeting with UNHCR representative Philippe Leclerc.
Posted On 31 Mar 2016

Athens Goes Festive with Plenty of Song, Dance & More

The Greek capital will be celebrating Christmas and New Year’s with more than 240 events to get the holiday pulse racing in its parks, on its squares and along its pedestrian walkways, the mayor of Athens said on Monday.
Posted On 08 Dec 2015

Yorgos Kaminis, Mayor of Athens

Athens is making an impressive comeback to the international tourism and travel market, experiencing an average 26% increase in the number of foreign visitors in 2015, one of the largest growth rates recorded globally and in particular, in Europe.

Mayor Kaminis on CNN: Tourism in Athens will ‘Take Off’ if Situation in Greece Returns to Normalcy

Tourism in Athens will 'take off' if the situation in Greece returns to normalcy, Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis told CNN's Hala Gorani on Tuesday during an interview for the "World Right Now" show.
Posted On 15 Jul 2015

Mayor Kaminis: Athens is Making a Comeback in Global Tourism, Conference Scene

Athens is making a dynamic comeback in the global tourism and conference scene, not only as a destination recovering in a time of crisis, but as a city claiming the place it deserves among the major universal host destinations of international meetings.
Posted On 21 May 2015

Athens Rises 20 Places in World Conference and Conventions Ranking

The newly released ICCA (International Congresses and Conventions Association) rankings for city destinations show Athens rising 20 places in the world ranking from 47th to 27th globally for hosting conferences and conventions.
Posted On 14 May 2015

Athens Marathon: A Mega-Event for Tourism in the Greek Capital

This year, the “Athens Marathon. Τhe Authentic” event has attracted record-breaking numbers of participants. With participation of foreign runners up 35 percent this year, the Athens Marathon is perhaps one of the best advertisements for the Greek capital’s tourism since numbers...
Posted On 08 Nov 2014

Athens 2014: TBEX Europe Is Attracting Great Interest

Already 450 registrations from 53 countries have been made for the TBEX Europe event to be held in Athens, Greece, this fall.
Posted On 21 Jul 2014

Athens To Become More Attractive To Visitors

The Municipality of Athens will launch a series of actions, in cooperation with the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE) and the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels, to upgrade the Greek capital's tourism product and promote the city's services.
Posted On 09 Apr 2014

Plan To Develop Athens Unveiled

An urban development project of the Municipality of Athens named "Ergo Athina" (Project Athens) was unveiled on 12 December by Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis and European Commissioner of Regional Policy Johannes Hahn.
Posted On 12 Dec 2013
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Online Platform Launches For Citizen Groups In Athens

The City of Athens has launched an online platform named Synathina that will operate as a calendar of actions and events carried out by the city's citizen groups that aim to improve the quality of life in Athens.
Posted On 11 Jul 2013