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Athens Trade Chamber Talks With Mayor on City Upgrade

Ways to resolve pending issues concerning the Greek capital were discussed between representatives of the Athens Chamber of Tradesmen and Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis.

Athens Gears Up to Become World Book Capital City 2018

From April 23 and for a year, Athens will be known as the World Book Capital 2018 and celebrate with a series of book-related events across town.

Greek Capital Ready to Host 35th ‘Athens Marathon. The Authentic’

The 35th "Athens Marathon. The Authentic" will kick off in Athens on Sunday, November 12, with the participation of more 51,000 athletes from all over the world.

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.

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.

Rotterdam to Help Greece in Oil Spill Cleanup

A team of Dutch experts is expected to arrive in Athens to support Greek authorities in efforts to contain the oil spill in the Saronic Gulf.

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.

Greece’s Trade, Tourism Bodies Call for Solution to Garbage Strike

A garbage strike in Greece is coinciding with an expected heat wave as well as with the beginning of the country's tourism season.

Mayors of Athens, Lesvos Shine on World 2016 Top 10 List

Giorgos Kaminis (Athens) and Spiros Galinos (Lesvos) are among the 10 most outstanding mayors in the world, according to the World Mayor 2016 competition.

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.

Athens’ Christmas Lights Switch On: Friday, December 9

The countdown to celebrating the festive season in Athens has begun, with the Christmas lights switch on scheduled for Friday, December 9, at 7pm.

Two Greeks Shortlisted for World Mayor Award

Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis and his counterpart from Lesvos, Spiros Galinos, are in the running for the biennial World Mayor Award to be selected through online voting at WorldMayor.com.

Travel Trade Athens 2016 Draws in Crowds, Explores MICE Tourism

Some 100 international professionals, 3,000 meetings and 155 Greek companies and suppliers talked tourism during the 4th Travel Trade Athens (TTA) event which took place in the Greek capital during October 2-3.

Athens Named UNESCO World Book Capital for 2018

Athens, Greece, has been named "World Book Capital" for 2018 on the recommendation of the programme’s Advisory Committee, Irina Bokova, the Director-General of UNESCO, announced on Wednesday.

Chios Mastic Museum Opens, Celebrates Greek Nature’s Wondrous ‘Tear’

The mastic of Chios, its harvest and its secrets take center stage thanks to a new museum which opened its doors to the public this weekend in the village of Pyrgi.

Athens Rises as a Conference Destination in the ICCA Rankings

Athens' global ranking as a business event destination of choice has gone up three places on the ICCA rankings list, moving the Greek capital city from 27th position in 2014 to 24th position in 2015.

Congress Tourism on the Agenda of ‘Travel Trade Athens 2016’ Event

This year's Travel Trade Athens event, the signature annual trade event for the Greek capital, will focus on congress tourism. In its fourth year, the trade event will host over 85 tourism professionals, including tour operators and conference organizers, from the United States...

Athens Meet Gives Residents a Say

Dozens of Athens residents voiced their concerns, ideas and proposals recently during a special event held at the Electra Palace Hotel in Plaka, where they presented Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis with the findings of a study for a viable city center.

New Year’s Eve: Athens to Ring in 2016 with Music and Dance

The Municipality of Athens will usher in the New Year with a concert at Thissio and the Acropolis providing a spectacular backdrop.

Athens’ Christmas Lights Switch On Tuesday, Nov 24

Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis will give the signal for the official illumination of the city center and welcome in the holiday season on Tuesday, November 24, at Syntagma Square.