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Athens Closed Off to Cars for Three Months

A large part of Athens' center will be closed off to cars after Greek authorities decided to restrict traffic to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

Athens’ Landmark Omonia Square Reopens to the Public – Video

The landmark Omonia Square in Athens has reopened to the public after extensive renovation and upgrade works.

Athens-LSE Team Up for Greek Capital Urban Overhaul

Athens Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis met with London School of Economics (LSE) Director Minouche Shafik to discuss on innovative solutions for the urban upgrade of the Greek capital.

Athens Moves Ahead with Major Graffiti Cleanup Drive

The City of Athens is moving ahead with a graffiti cleanup project after the completion of works on the Pedion tou Areos Park.

Big New Year’s Eve Party at Syntagma Square

The Municipality of Athens will ring in the New Year at Syntagma Square with plenty of entertainment that will include lots of music, fun, dancing, lights and fireworks!

Hundreds of Wishes Light Up the Night Sky in Athens

The night sky of Athens was illuminated in a spectacle of lights during the "Night of Wishes" event held on Christmas Eve at Kotzia Square.

Mayor Pledges Cleaner, Safer Athens, Revamped Omonia Sq by Christmas

Athens Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis has promised the city’s residents that by Christmas, central Omonia Square will open to the public, cleaner and safer than ever before.

Athens Mayor Calls on Residents to Get Involved, Improve City

Athens Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis is calling on the city’s residents to actively join upgrade efforts through the new “Adopt Your City” program.

Athens Mayor Bakoyannis Sworn in with Pledge for Upgraded City

The newly elected Mayor of Athens Kostas Bakoyannis was sworn in on Sunday, August 25, pledging to improve the standard of living for all city residents.

Athens ‘Notorious’ Exarcheia Up for Overhaul

Exarcheia, οne of Greece’s most notorious inner-city neighborhoods, is slated to enter an urban regeneration program to be implemented by the Athens Municipality.

Athens Mayor Expresses Faith in EU-wide City Cooperation

Athens Mayor Giorgos Broulias joined other European city mayors during a summit in London and discussed the potential of an EU-wide cooperation.

Athens Gains Ground as MICE Destination

Athens is gaining ground as a global MICE destination, according to the ICCA - International Congress and Conference Association 2018 list.

Giorgos Broulias Steps in as Interim Athens Mayor

The Athens city council has elected Giorgos Broulias to serve as acting mayor of the Greek capital following the resignation of outgoing mayor Giorgos Kaminis.

Cultural Heritage Towards Urban Regeneration Tops ROCK’s Athens Meet

Experts from the EU’s ROCK program were in Athens, last month to discuss ways of re-inventing historic city centers through culture and cultural heritage.

Alexander the Great Statue Finally ‘Watches Over’ Athens

A 3.5-meter bronze statue of Greek king Alexander the Great has been unveiled in the center of Athens.

Athens Revamp Phase 1 Complete, Says Mayor

Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis recently presented a series of completed city upgrade projects, which are part of the municipality’s multi-phase urban regeneration program. 

Athens Announces Plans for Smart Parking Project

The Athens Municipality has announced plans to install a smart parking system in the capital, as part of efforts to decongest the city center.

Athens Holds 1st Meeting with its ‘Partners’

With the common goal to establish Athens into a top tourism destination, the city's mayor opened the 1st executive council of 'This is Athens & Partners'.

This is Athens – Polis Initiative to Clean City Building Facades

Athens is set to get a much-needed facelift with the cleaning of dozens of building facades across town on the initiative of the "This is Athens - Polis" pilot program.

Athens Residents, Visitors Can Report City Issues on New Novoville App

Athens residents can now make requests to city authorities on everyday issues, using their smartphones through the new interactive Novoville app.