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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

Athens Greeters Welcome Tourists, Offer Information

The Athens Greeters have taken their spots across the city and are ready to welcome tourists and introduce them to the diverse offerings of the Greek capital.

Athens Mayor Presents ‘City Resilience Strategy’

Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis presented the "City Resilience Strategy", a comprehensive approach to help the Greek capital become more open, green, proactive and vibrant.

Athens National Garden Becomes Happening Spot in June

Athenians and visitors will have the chance to usher in summer with 30 days full of 150 cultural and sports events in the capital's National Garden.

Tabled Bill Foresees Athens, Thessaloniki Shops Open Every Sunday

Shops in certain areas of Athens, Thessaloniki and Piraeus can remain open on all Sundays between May and October, according to a draft law.

Greek PM, Athens Mayor to Cooperate for Safe, Sustainable Capital

Five key areas in Athens are to undergo major transformation works aiming to make the Greek capital sustainable, safe and a leading tourist destination.
Posted On 17 Mar 2017

Plans for Athens-Attica City Break Destination Underway

The Tourism Ministry is joining forces with the Municipality of Athens, the Region of Attica and public and private stakeholders, for the international promotion of the Greek capital and region as a city break destination.
Posted On 29 Nov 2016

Kypseli Public Market Re-emerges as Arts Hub

The Municipality of Athens is calling all artists and art groups to do their magic and bring the landmark Kypseli Public Market back to life on November 5 through to December 18.

Athens Reveals Plans as World Book Capital 2018

Encouraging reading, ensuring access to knowledge and information for all and establishing libraries are among the priorities of the Athens municipality ahead of its role as UNESCO World Book Capital 2018, the city’s mayor, Giorgos Kaminis, said during a recent press conference.

‘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

Hit Those Pedals Hard at the 23rd Athens Bicycle Weekend!

Demand was so great last year that organizers of the annual Athens Bicycle Round decided to make it into a weekend event to be held on April 16-17.
Posted On 13 Apr 2016

Athens Carnival Celebrations at Syntagma Square

Marking the last week of meat before Lent and the beginning of carnival season (Apokria), the City of Athens invites young and old to four days of food and fun beginning at 6pm on Ash Thursday, March 3, at Syntagma Square.
Posted On 02 Mar 2016

Central Athens to Get a 2.6m Euro Facelift

In efforts to improve the quality of living and the image of the Greek capital, the municipal authority announced plans budgeted at 2.6 million euros to revamp central Athens by late 2016.
Posted On 10 Nov 2015

‘Back to Athens’ Plan Aiming to Revive the Greek Capital

“Back to Athens” is the central theme of the municipal authority’s new five-year development program, which aims to make the Greek capital an attractive and active centre of growth by 2020.
Posted On 07 Apr 2015