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‘Back to Athens’ Plan Aiming to Revive the Greek Capital

“Back to Athens” is the central theme of the municipal authority’s new five-year development program, which aims to make the Greek capital an attractive and active centre of growth by 2020.

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 Carnival Celebrations at Syntagma Square

Marking the last week of meat before Lent and the beginning of carnival season (Apokria), the City of Athens invites young and old to four days of food and fun beginning at 6pm on Ash Thursday, March 3, at Syntagma Square.

Hit Those Pedals Hard at the 23rd Athens Bicycle Weekend!

Demand was so great last year that organizers of the annual Athens Bicycle Round decided to make it into a weekend event to be held on April 16-17.

Athens Historic Center Ready for Revamp

Greece’s Central Council for Modern Monuments has given Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis the green light to proceed with the necessary works for a makeover of the historic center of the Greek capital.

‘Athens Network Exchange’ 3-day Workshop Tackles Refugee Issues

The Municipality of Athens is hosting a three-day workshop starting Wednesday, September 7, in its Europe Direct hall aiming to tackle challenges and issues arising from the influx of refugees and migrants headed to Europe through Greece.

Athens Reveals Plans as World Book Capital 2018

Encouraging reading, ensuring access to knowledge and information for all and establishing libraries are among the priorities of the Athens municipality ahead of its role as UNESCO World Book Capital 2018, the city’s mayor, Giorgos Kaminis, said during a recent press conference.

Kypseli Public Market Re-emerges as Arts Hub

The Municipality of Athens is calling all artists and art groups to do their magic and bring the landmark Kypseli Public Market back to life on November 5 through to December 18.

Plans for Athens-Attica City Break Destination Underway

The Tourism Ministry is joining forces with the Municipality of Athens, the Region of Attica and public and private stakeholders, for the international promotion of the Greek capital and region as a city break destination.

Greek PM, Athens Mayor to Cooperate for Safe, Sustainable Capital

Five key areas in Athens are to undergo major transformation works aiming to make the Greek capital sustainable, safe and a leading tourist destination.

Tabled Bill Foresees Athens, Thessaloniki Shops Open Every Sunday

Shops in certain areas of Athens, Thessaloniki and Piraeus can remain open on all Sundays between May and October, according to a draft law.

Athens National Garden Becomes Happening Spot in June

Athenians and visitors will have the chance to usher in summer with 30 days full of 150 cultural and sports events in the capital's National Garden.

Athens Mayor Presents ‘City Resilience Strategy’

Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis presented the "City Resilience Strategy", a comprehensive approach to help the Greek capital become more open, green, proactive and vibrant.

Athens Greeters Welcome Tourists, Offer Information

The Athens Greeters have taken their spots across the city and are ready to welcome tourists and introduce them to the diverse offerings of the Greek capital.

Athens Secures €85m in EU Funds for Upgrade Projects

A total of 85 million euros in EU funds have been approved to go towards works and projects in the Greek capital over the next five years.

Athens Digital Lab to Promote Youth Entrepreneurship

The Athens Municipality invites individuals, groups and new technology enthusiasts to submit their proposals for a smarter, friendlier city to the Athens Digital Lab.

Study Shows Athenians Love Culture, Books, Theater

Athenians are culture lovers, with eight in 10 reading books, 56 percent going to the theater once a year and 48 percent attending concerts, a study found.

Athens’ Eleonas Neighborhood to Get Metropolitan Park

The area of Eleonas in Athens will get its own metropolitan park in 2019 offering repose and recreation for its residents, the capital’s municipal authority said.

Athens’ Academy Gardens Mall Gets Green Light

A mall budgeted at 350 million euros to be erected in the inner-city neighborhood of Akadimia Platonos, southwestern Athens, has received the go-ahead.

First Int’l Gastronomy Meet in Athens to Promote Greek Cuisine

Promoting Greek cuisine beyond borders through synergies and tourism will be the main focus of the 1st International Hellenic Gastronomy Conference in Athens.
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