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Athens Center Gets Four New Pedestrianized Streets

Four new pedestrianized streets will be available in Athens as part of the municipality’s program to restore the “commercial triangle of Athens”.

Best Western Candia Hotel in Athens Upgrades Premises

The Best Western Candia hotel, located near Athens’ city center, has announced the completion of extensive renovation works in its rooms and public spaces.

New Athens Tiare Hotel Teams Up with Axia Hospitality

The new four-star Athens Tiare Hotel in central Athens has partnered with Axia Hospitality, a company that specializes in hotel reservation management.

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.

Athens Ledra Unveils ‘New Arrivals’ On the Panorama Restaurant Menu

The Athens Ledra Hotel has unveiled a series of Angus beef dishes for visitors to enjoy when dining at the Panorama Restaurant & Pool Bar on the 8th floor, under the Attica sky and with a breathtaking view of the Acropolis and the Saronic Gulf.

New Bus Line Links Piraeus with Athens City Center

The cruise terminal in Piraeus is now only a 30-minute bus ride away from the center of Athens thanks to the new X80 bus line “Piraeus-Acropolis-Syntagma Express” that launched on Thursday, April 30.

Hotels May Reopen In Athens City Center

The tourism comeback of Athens-Attica in 2013, after six years of shrinking occupancy rates and revenues, have entrepreneurs considering opportunities for hotel investments in the Greek capital's city center.

Athens’ Demonstrations And Illegal Immigrants In The Spotlight

Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis sparked controversy last month when he proposed draft legislation aimed to curb disruptive protest rallies and ban chemical use throughout demonstrations in Athens’ city streets, the Greek press reported. A team of constitutional lawyers and human...

Athens’ Hotels Close Due To High Crime And Rent

Crime in Athens’ city center continues to give the Greek capital the image of an unattractive destination although Athens has the potential to be featured among the most popular metropolitan destinations in Europe, the president of the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels, Yiorgos...

Athens’ Hotels Not Suitable For Special Olympic Athletes

The exclusion of Athens city center hotels from suggested athlete accommodation would be a tombstone for Athens tourism, the Athens-Attica Hoteliers Association stressed last month in a letter to Joanna Despotopoulou, president of the Special Olympics World Summer Games Athens...

Athens Hotels Experience A Cruel Summer

Tourism revenue in the Greek capital during August decreased by 14 percent following a 15 percent drop in July, Athens-Attica Hoteliers Association President Yiannis Retsos recently told Greek journalists.