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Rotterdam Officials Assess Oil Spill Damage on Saronic Gulf

A team of city officials and experts from Rotterdam recently arrived in Athens to assess the damage caused by the oil spill in the Saronic Gulf.

Spain’s Felipe Gonzalez Honored with City of Athens Democracy Award

Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis honored former Prime Minister of Spain Felipe González with the City of Athens Democracy Award.

Greek Capital to Welcome New York Times’ 5th Athens Democracy Forum

The Greek capital between September 13 and 17 will host the 5th Athens Democracy Forum with the participation of world-renowned personalities.

Athens Beefs Up Public Space Checks

The Municipality of Athens is intensifying its on-the-spot checks of food & beverages businesses in efforts to ensure regulations are being adhered to.
Posted On 17 Aug 2017

German Instagrammers Show Athens to the World

As part of the "Athens Tourism Partnership" initiative, four popular German Instagrammers visited Athens and shared their impressions with the rest of the world.

Metro, Tram Adverts to Promote Athens’ Activities and Events

Athens will "ride" the metro, tram and electric railway to inform tourists and Greeks on what's on in the city.

The 5th Travel Trade Athens Event is Coming this October

Registrations are underway for the 5th Travel Trade Athens, the signature annual trade event of the City of Athens that will showcase the Greek capital as an attractive destination.
Posted On 11 Jul 2017

Athens and Shanghai Strengthen Trade, Tourism Relations

Athens and Shanghai recently agreed to further strengthen their trade, cultural and tourism ties by renewing a Memorandum of Cooperation signed between the two cities four years ago.

City of Athens, AEGEAN Focus on Supporting Tourism in Greek Capital

The City of Athens and AEGEAN have launched joint initiatives to support the Greek capital as a year round destination, as arrivals continue to rise.

Grab Your Bike & Join the 24th Athens Bicycle Round!

The 24th Athens Bicycle Round will take place on May 7 at central Syntagma Square with the participation of Athenians and visitors.

Athens Pride Goes to Central Syntagma Square

The Athens Pride Festival will take place at Syntagma Square for the first time, aiming to raise awareness on issues that concern the LGBTQI community in Greece.

New Pedestrianized Streets in Athens

The City of Athens is proceeding with its scheme to revamp the commercial center of Athens by creating two new pedestrianized streets, which will be accessible as of April 1.

Tourism Partnership Launches to Promote Athens as Year-round Destination

A collaborative initiative has been launched to promote Athens as an attractive, year-round, city break tourism destination.
Posted On 15 Dec 2016

Athens Run Ready for Action this Sunday

The time has come for amateur and professional runners to hit the streets for the 30th Athens Run this Sunday.

‘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

‘Travel Trade Athens 2016’ Attracts Industry Wide Interest

As the signature annual trade event for the City of Athens approaches, Travel Trade Athens (TTA) 2016 has caught the attention of foreign and Greek tourism professionals and business executives.
Posted On 06 Jul 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