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Hilton Athens Welcomes Holiday Season with Christmas Carols, Charity Bazaar

Hilton Athens is welcoming the holiday season with thousands of lights, Christmas trees, carols and a number of festivities, including a charity bazaar.

Attica Launches New Tourism Identity

The Region of Attica unveiled its new tourism identity and logo during the 33rd International Tourism Exhibition “Philoxenia”, which was recently held in Thessaloniki.

E-ticketing Takes Effect Across Athens Transport System

A new ticketing system has been put into effect on Athens transport requiring commuters to use e-tickets in order to travel on the city’s public network.

Demand for Athens Still Lagging Behind Rome, Barcelona

Demand for Rome and Barcelona in 2016 was greater than for Athens despite the Greek city’s popularity, according to a recent study.

Athens Promoted as City Break Destination at WTM 2017

Athens was promoted as a city break destination by the City of Athens Convention and Visitors Bureau (ACVB), during the WTM London 2017 expo.

Air Mediterranean Links Athens with Europe, Middle East and Africa

Air Mediterranean has announced new flights connecting Athens with London, Stockholm, Jeddah, Baghdad, Casablanca and Khartoum.

Athens Among Most Popular Destinations in Europe for Qatar Airways

Greece has always been and continues to be one of the most important markets for Qatar Airways, according to the airline's Senior VP Europe, Jonathan Harding.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.