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Athens Increases Budget for Building Restoration Scheme

The Municipality of Athens is increasing its ‘Prosopsi’ building restoration subsidy scheme by 1 million euros.

Maria Callas Museum to Open in Athens in Summer 2023

A new museum dedicated to the great Greek soprano Maria Callas will open to the public in the summer of 2023.

Athens Moves Ahead with Panathinaikos Stadium, Eleonas Upgrade Works

Athens Municipality is moving ahead with tenders for the planned 40,000-seat football stadium for the historic Panathinaikos sports club.

New Dog Park Opens Near Larissa Railway Station in Athens

The park located opposite Larissa Railway Station in Athens has been upgraded and is now a perfect place for residents and visitors to walk their dogs.

Athens’ Historic Thission Square Gets Facelift

Popular Thission Square, located between the historic districts of Plaka and Monastiraki, has undergone restoration works as part of an ongoing overhaul of the Greek capital.

Athens Mayor Calls for Airbnb Rules in Greek Capital

Athens Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis is aiming for the municipality to gain jurisdiction to safeguard the city center from overtourism and unbalanced development.

Athens Municipality Moving Ahead with City Upgrade Projects

A series of projects across Athens, including the redevelopment of Syntagma Square, are moving ahead as scheduled, according to the city’s mayor, Kostas Bakoyannis.

Architectural Competition Opens for Athens Archaeological Museum

A competition had opened for the design of the new Athens Archaeological Museum that is planned to be erected in the city’s Akadimia Platonos area.

Athens Working to Keep Tourists Longer in the City

Keeping tourists in Athens for longer stays is a top priority for Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis, who is expecting the Greek capital to beat pre-pandemic 2019 tourist arrival levels this year.

LSE Study Helps Athens Policymakers Create Better City

A study by the London School of Economics (LSE) has been released to help the city of Athens become more resilient, friendly and accessible to all.

Athens Accepting Applications for ‘Prosopsi’ Building Facade Upgrade Scheme

Athens residents wishing to tap into subsidies for the restoration of their building or home facade are invited to apply to the municipality’s “Prosopsi” program.

Deal Paves Way for ‘Revival’ of Akadimia Platonos Archaeological Site

Actions will soon be taken to redevelop the archaeological site of Plato’s Academy, following the signing of a memorandum of cooperation between the Municipality of Athens, the Greek Culture Ministry and the Academy of Athens.

Dozens of Makeover Projects to Redefine Athens

A series of projects which will redefine Athens are entering implementation, it was announced at the 5th ITC 2022 Infrastructure & Transportation Conference held in the Greek capital.

Athens Metro to Reach Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center

Attiko Metro’s expansion works include a metro stop at the popular Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, which houses the Greek National Opera and a 210,000m2 park.

Athens: Votanikos Park and Panathinaikos Stadium Projects Enter Phase 2

Two landmark projects for Athens - a 40,000 seat football stadium and the development of public spaces in Votanikos - are scheduled to begin after the municipality finalized relevant contracts this week.

Athens National Garden Refurbishment is Underway

The Municipality of Athens has completed the first phase of a refurbishment project that aims to upgrade the National Garden, one of the Greek capital’s landmark sites.

Athens Municipality Partners with Panteion University to Boost Greek Capital’s Attractiveness

Athens Municipality has joined forces with Panteion University to boost the quality of life in the Greek capital and promote the city as an attractive tourism destination.

Athens and Boston to Foster ‘Sister City’ Bond

Athens will enter a ‘sister city’ partnership with Boston in the US after the mayors of both cities agreed to further strengthen ties and work together for the promotion of tourism.

Greece’s Higher Court Approves Building Terms for Acropolis Area

Greece’s highest court has approved a set of special terms and building restrictions to apply around the Acropolis area in Athens and its neighborhoods.

Small Enterprises in Athens’ Historic Center to Get Support

The Municipality of Athens will support 111 small businesses operating in the city’s historic center with 2.3 million euros in funds.