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Mayor: Athens Urban Regeneration Program Largest in Decades 

Athens’ urban overhaul, which includes the redevelopment of central streets and parks, is the largest such program to take place in the Greek capital in the last decades, says the city's mayor, Kostas Bakoyannis.

Next Regeneration Project for Athens: Panepistimiou Street

The Municipality of Athens is moving ahead with the redevelopment of central Panepistimiou Street as part of its general urban regeneration plan for the Greek capital.

Athens Mayor: People-centered Policies Needed to Address Climate Change

Athens Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis is considering new people-centered policies to improve the standard of living in the Greek capital and address climate change.

Poll: Athens Grand Walk Project Disappoints Residents

The “Grand Walk” project of Athens, which aims to unify the city’s archaeological sites and create bicycle lanes, has failed to win over the Greek capital’s residents, a survey reveals.

Athens Mayor Shows City’s Renovation Works and Sites to Counterpart from Istanbul

Athens Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis gave his counterpart from Istanbul, Ekrem İmamoğlu, a tour of the Greek capital’s ongoing renovation projects and sites.

Athens, Istanbul Mayors Take Step Towards Closer Ties

The mayors of Athens and Istanbul, Kostas Bakoyannis and Ekrem İmamoğlu, met in the Greek capital and discussed mutual actions that will “build bridges of peace”.

Athens Expands Street Art Program

The Athens Municipality has expanded its street art program with the addition of another impressive mural in the district of Gazi.

Athens Showcases Culture with ‘Art on the Road’

Museums and cultural spaces in Athens take the spotlight as part of the “Art on the Road” campaign launched by the municipality and Interbus.

Athens Vying to Achieve Global Sustainability Status

The Municipality of Athens has joined forces with the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) to assess the sustainability status of the Greek capital based on the UN’s 17 goals.

Lycabettus Hill ‘Green’ Overhaul Underway

A 1.5-million-euro revamp program that will breathe new life into Athens’ Lycabettus Hill is underway aiming to create an urban oasis in the Greek capital.

City of Athens Announces Syntagma Square Revamp

Athens’ main square at Syntagma will get a makeover as part of the municipality’s urban regeneration program.

Athens Municipality and GNTO Team Up to Promote Greek Capital as Leading Destination

The Athens Municipality and the GNTO are joining forces to promote the Greek capital as a leading international tourism destination.

Athens Taking Steps to Renovate Historic Theatrou Square

The Athens Municipality will soon announce a tender for the redevelopment of Theatrou Square near the center of the Greek capital, worth 1.9 million euros.

Athens Municipality Takes on Lycabettus Hill Management 

The management of Athens' Lycabettus Hill is now in the hands of the municipal authority after the city council ended a jurisdiction dispute. 

Corona Nomads Explain Why Working from Athens is Better

Professionals who have chosen in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic to balance work and life explain why working from Athens has its advantages.

Athens Clears Way for Renovation of Landmark Buildings

The Municipality of Athens is handing over 63 abandoned buildings for renovation as part of its city regeneration plan.

Athens Christmas Sends Out ‘Light’ to City’s ‘Hidden Heroes’

“Light to those who truly bring light into our lives” is the motto behind this year’s virtual Christmas tree lighting ceremony held in Athens in the midst of lockdown.

Athens Urban Regeneration Project to Start with Panathinaikos Stadium

Athens' urban regeneration project will begin with the construction of the much-awaited Panathinaikos football stadium in Votanikos.

Athens Municipality Embraces Street Art

A large colorful mural has been created on a pedestrian street near the center of Athens, by five Greek and Italian street artists, with the support of the city's municipality.

Athens Sprays Streets to Curb Coronavirus Spread

The Municipality of Athens will disinfect the city’s streets and squares in efforts to limit the spread of Covid-19 as hundreds of Athenians return from their holidays.