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Athens Turns to Innovative Entrepreneurs to Solve City Problems

Tapping into innovative solutions, business knowhow and alternative methods to solve pressing social problems is at the center of the Athens Development and Destination Management Agency’s (EATA) latest social entrepreneurship event on February 18 at the Hub Events in Petralona,...
Posted On 10 Feb 2015

Greece Reaches Out to Gay Travel Market at ITB 2015

The city of Athens and the gay friendly hotspots of Mykonos will be presented to the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans Gender) travel market at this year’s ITB Berlin trade show in March.
Posted On 05 Feb 2015

Athens Airport Arrivals on Upward Trend

Passenger traffic at Athens International Airport recorded a 27.95 percent rise, according to figures released by the airport authority this week, with approximately one million passengers passing through its gates in January, compared to 762,000 in the same month in 2013.
Posted On 04 Feb 2015

Acropolis Listed among 20 Most Beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Sites

The Acropolis in Athens is included once again on a list compiled by CNN that singles out 20 of the most beautiful and famous UNESCO World Heritage sites.
Posted On 03 Feb 2015

Athens Enters 2nd Phase of ‘European Best Destination 2015’ Competition

The second phase of the 'European Best Destination 2015' competition has begun! Cast your vote for Athens!
Posted On 28 Jan 2015

Athens Mayor Talks Tourism with Turkish Ambassador

The tourism cooperation between Athens and Turkey was one of the main topics discussed in a meeting today at City Hall between the Greek capital's mayor Giorgos Kaminis and the Turkish Ambassador to Athens Kerim Uras.
Posted On 28 Jan 2015

Glyfada District in Athens to get 6.5 Million Euro Facelift

The upscale Glyfada coastal district in southern Athens will get a 6.5 million euro facelift thanks to four projects financed under the new National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF) 2014-2020.
Posted On 22 Jan 2015

Athens Nominated for ‘European Best Destination 2015’ Official Title

Vote for Athens! The Greek capital is competing against 20 cities in Europe for the title of "European Best Destination 2015"!
Posted On 21 Jan 2015

Greek King Alexander the Great to ‘Watch Over’ Athens

A bronze statue of Greek king Alexander the Great will be erected in central Athens, after a decision by the Central Archaeological Council (KAS).
Posted On 16 Jan 2015

Tourism Ministry Proposes Slew of Actions to Improve Athens Center

"Our goal is for Athens to become a metropolitan center for tourism at a European and global level and a strong and attractive city break destination," Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni said on Tuesday.
Posted On 13 Jan 2015

‘Conde Nast Traveller’ Sees Athens Gaining Momentum Thanks to Innovative Start-ups

Athens is slowly but steadily making its way back into the international travel spotlight thanks to a group of young Greek entrepreneurs who are using novel start-ups to boost local production and bring in visitors.
Posted On 12 Jan 2015

Central Macedonia’s Promo Campaign Hits Athens Metro Stations

Central Macedonia has taken center stage at 31 metro stations in the Greek capital in efforts to establish the region as a leading year-round destination.
Posted On 09 Jan 2015

EU Commission Singles Out Ancient Athens for European Heritage Label

Ancient Athens, in the heart of the modern-day Greek capital, is one of 16 sites nominated to receive the EU Commission’s European Heritage Label (EHL).
Posted On 30 Dec 2014

Athens Ushers in the New Year with Music and More

Dozens of festive events ushering in the New Year are under way throughout Athens, on its squares and along its pedestrian walkways featuring everything from workshops and theater performances to carol singing and origami lessons.
Posted On 28 Dec 2014

Athens Mayor, Europa Nostra Slam Bill Affecting Plaka, Call for Public Discussion

Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis and citizens’ movement Europa Nostra have joined the residents of the Plaka district, calling on the government to put a stop to amendments of an environment ministry bill that foresee change of property use.
Posted On 19 Dec 2014

Survey: Only Quarter of Britons Want UK to Keep Parthenon Marbles

Only 26 percent of Britons believe that the sculptures that once adorned the ancient Parthenon in Greece should remain in London's British Museum, according to a recent opinion poll conducted by international market UK research firm, YouGov.
Posted On 09 Dec 2014

Greece Frowns Upon British Museum’s Loan of Parthenon Marbles Sculpture to Russia

The decision of the British Museum to send a Parthenon sculpture on a loan to the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg to celebrate its 250th anniversary, has sparked an angry reaction in Greece.
Posted On 05 Dec 2014

Athens and Thessaloniki Become Members of “100 Resilient Cities” Network of Rockefeller Foundation

Greece's Athens and Thessaloniki were selected among 331 applicants to join 100 Resilient Cities – a network pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation and dedicated to helping cities around the world become more resilient to the physical, social and economic challenges that are a...
Posted On 03 Dec 2014

Greece’s GB Roof Garden is One of the 101 Best Hotel Restaurants Around the World

The GB Roof Garden restaurant of the Hotel Grande Bretagne in Athens, Greece, is included on The Daily Meal's third annual ranking of the 101 Best Hotel Restaurants Around the World.
Posted On 20 Nov 2014

Greece @ WTM 2014 – Photo Report by GTP

The 35th World Travel Market (WTM), held 3-6 November on the fairgrounds of ExCeL–London, sent out positive messages for another good year for Greek tourism.
Posted On 12 Nov 2014