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New Boutique Hotel to Open in Athens

An emblematic three-storey listed building in central Athens will operate as a boutique hotel in 2019 by Greek construction company Intrakat.
Posted On 19 Oct 2017

WeekenGO: Athens Among ‘Best Cities in the World to Spend a Weekend’

Athens is among the top 100 “Best Cities in the World to Spend a Weekend”, according to a study released by online weekend getaway portal and app weekenGO.

Athens Expects Record Tourist Arrivals in 2017

Incoming tourism in Athens is picking up strongly as visitors are expected to reach the record number of 5 million by the end of 2017.
Posted On 02 Oct 2017

Athens Named Best Emerging Culture City of 2017

Athens was announced as the "Emerging Culture City of the Year" by the Leading Culture Destinations Awards, also known as the Oscars for Museums.
Posted On 29 Sep 2017

UNESCO Head, Athens Mayor Discuss Culture and Tourism in Greek Capital

Athens is a modern vibrant city that offers many things to experience as a contemporary art stage, according to the Greek capital's mayor, Georgios Kaminis.
Posted On 25 Sep 2017

Attica Region Promoted as Meetings and Events Destination

A group of tourism professionals from the UK, specializing in congress tourism, recently visited Attica to explore its potential as a MICE destination.

Greece’s Archaeological Sites, Museums Change Operating Hours

Greece’s archaeological sites and state museums, operating on extended hours, have changed their schedule in order to close by sunset.

October Launch for Greek Public Transport Ticket Scanning Gate System

As of October, commuters in Athens will have to run e-tickets or smart cards by a barcode scanner when traveling on the city’s public transport.

Greek September Sees Hotel Rates Rise

Hotel rates at popular destinations across Greece have increased by 22 percent for the month of September, according to a Trivago report.

Passenger Traffic at Athens Airport Grows 8.1% in Jan-Aug

Athens airport serviced 14.5 million passengers in the first eight months of 2017, up 8.1 percent year-on-year, according to recent data by AIA.
Posted On 06 Sep 2017

Athens Hoteliers Launch Cultural Action, Free Theatrical Performances

Theatrical performances of the works of great writers of Greek antiquity will take place free of charge at select archaeological sites and monuments of Athens.
Posted On 05 Sep 2017

Divani Caravel in Athens Welcomes Guests to Refurbished ‘Divine Suites’

As part of its efforts to upgrade its services, the Divani Caravel Hotel in Athens recently completed the refurbishment of its luxury “Divine Suites”.

Athens Hotels See Increase in Occupancy Rates, ADR and RevPAR in July

Hotels in Athens reported positive results in terms of occupancy, average daily rate (ADR) and revenue per available room (RevPAR), according to recent data by STR Global.
Posted On 25 Aug 2017

Travel Money Barometer: Athens Cheap City Break Option

Athens is among the cheapest European cities to spend a weekend, according to the Post Office Travel Money City Costs Barometer 2017.

Athens Hits Jackpot with Conference Tourism

Conference tourism brought in financial rewards for Athens to the tune of 562 million euros over the 2008-2016 period.
Posted On 18 Aug 2017

Athens a Top Pick for Chinese Travelers

Chinese holidaymakers are choosing Athens as a leading destination for their travels in the coming 12 months, according to a recent survey.
Posted On 14 Aug 2017

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 Hotels Report Positive Performance in First Half of 2017

Hotels in Athens recorded an overall positive performance during the first six months of the year, according to the Athens – Attica & Argosaronic Hotel Association.
Posted On 01 Aug 2017

Tourism Ministry Urges Visitors to ‘Discover North Athens’

Ways of promoting North Athens as a tourism destination were discussed between Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura and the region's Vice Governor George Karameros.

ASTA Destination Expo 2018 Expected to Benefit Greek Tourism

Athens is preparing to host the ASTA Destination Expo 2018, the annual international conference of the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA).