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Athens Goes Festive with Plenty of Song, Dance & More

The Greek capital will be celebrating Christmas and New Year’s with more than 240 events to get the holiday pulse racing in its parks, on its squares and along its pedestrian walkways, the mayor of Athens said on Monday.

Yorgos Kaminis, Mayor of Athens

Athens is making an impressive comeback to the international tourism and travel market, experiencing an average 26% increase in the number of foreign visitors in 2015, one of the largest growth rates recorded globally and in particular, in Europe.

Mayor Kaminis on CNN: Tourism in Athens will ‘Take Off’ if Situation in Greece Returns to Normalcy

Tourism in Athens will 'take off' if the situation in Greece returns to normalcy, Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis told CNN's Hala Gorani on Tuesday during an interview for the "World Right Now" show.

Mayor Kaminis: Athens is Making a Comeback in Global Tourism, Conference Scene

Athens is making a dynamic comeback in the global tourism and conference scene, not only as a destination recovering in a time of crisis, but as a city claiming the place it deserves among the major universal host destinations of international meetings.

Athens Rises 20 Places in World Conference and Conventions Ranking

The newly released ICCA (International Congresses and Conventions Association) rankings for city destinations show Athens rising 20 places in the world ranking from 47th to 27th globally for hosting conferences and conventions.

Athens Marathon: A Mega-Event for Tourism in the Greek Capital

This year, the “Athens Marathon. Τhe Authentic” event has attracted record-breaking numbers of participants. With participation of foreign runners up 35 percent this year, the Athens Marathon is perhaps one of the best advertisements for the Greek capital’s tourism since numbers...

Athens 2014: TBEX Europe Is Attracting Great Interest

Already 450 registrations from 53 countries have been made for the TBEX Europe event to be held in Athens, Greece, this fall.

Athens To Become More Attractive To Visitors

The Municipality of Athens will launch a series of actions, in cooperation with the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE) and the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels, to upgrade the Greek capital's tourism product and promote the city's services.

Plan To Develop Athens Unveiled

An urban development project of the Municipality of Athens named "Ergo Athina" (Project Athens) was unveiled on 12 December by Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis and European Commissioner of Regional Policy Johannes Hahn.
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Online Platform Launches For Citizen Groups In Athens

The City of Athens has launched an online platform named Synathina that will operate as a calendar of actions and events carried out by the city's citizen groups that aim to improve the quality of life in Athens.
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Athens Mayor Presents Plan To Improve Entrepreneurship In Greek Capital

The development of entrepreneurship in Athens center has turned out to be a difficult task as 36 percent of businesses operating in the capital said they were considering to relocate, according to a study presented on 9 July by Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis.
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Athens Mayor Proposes Shops To Operate Some Sundays A Year

Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis on Tuesday, 23 April, restated his proposal for shops in the historical center of the city to operate on some Sundays and this way give tourists more options to for purchases while touring the city.
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“Travel Trade Athens” Branded A Success, Established As Annual Event

"We aim for Travel Trade Athens to reintroduce the Greek capital as an independent travel destination," Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis said on Tuesday, 23 April, during a press conference held within the framework of the two-day event Travel Trade Athens 2013 at the Acropolis Museum.
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Athens Mayor Welcomes International Hosted Buyers To Greek Capital

Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis hosted a special welcoming ceremony at City Hall on Sunday, 21 April, for the international professional tour-operator-buyers and Greek tourism industry professionals and suppliers that are participating in the two-day Travel Trade Athens 2013 event.
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Travel Trade Athens: Major Trade Event Launches Next Week In The Greek Capital

The Greek capital will be in the spotlight next week when the City of Athens launches Travel Trade Athens, a two-day event aimed to restore the city’s image in the international market and strengthen its popularity as a travel destination. The trade event will take place 22-23...
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Athens Soon To Welcome National Museum of Contemporary Art

"The National Museum of Contemporary Art is on a crossroad, where the one side is the Acropolis Museum and the other in the center of Athens, showing that Greece has not only history, but also a present and a future,” Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis said yesterday, 8 April, during...
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Athens, Beijing Launch Cooperation In Tourism And Trade

The opening of a direct air route from Beijing to Athens to attract more Chinese tourists to Greece was one of the main issues promoted by Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis during his recent visit to China.
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Athens Mayor In Beijing To Boost Tourism

Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis today, 29 March, will sign a memorandum of understanding for tourism, business and culture with Beijing Mayor Wang Ansun, according to the City of Athens.
Athens was selected to host the 37th World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS) Congress in May 2016.
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Athens WACS Congress To Be Presented At HORECA

Athens, Greece and Mediterranean cuisine will be advertised to every corner of the world during the 37th World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS) Congress in 2016.
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Christmas In Athens 2012 Events

Musical events, art events, educational programs, workshops for children and adults, storytelling, theater, animators, clowns, acrobats, jugglers and carols are just some of the many surprises that await Athenian citizens from 11 December 2012 until 5 January 2013!