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Athens’ Central Omonia Square to Undergo Restoration

Athens' central Omonia Square is set to undergo restoration work, as part of the municipality’s efforts to improve living conditions in the Greek capital.

Athens to Party at New Merchants’ Arcade & Theatrou Sq Shops on Dec 22-23

Festive activities, happenings and music events will take place at the new shops in the Merchants’ Arcade in central Athens, during December 22-23.

Athens Digital Lab Contest Looking for Innovative Ideas

In efforts to make Athens a friendlier city, the municipality invites young innovators and creators to submit ideas for the 2nd Athens Digital Lab contest.

Athens Funding Fresh Ideas to Brighten Up City Life

Under the POLI² project, the Municipality of Athens is inviting all to submit their plans on how to improve the city's neighborhoods.

Athens’ Central Ermou 15th Most Expensive Retail Street in the World

Athens’ central thoroughfare, Ermou street, has been ranked 15th most expensive retail street in the world, moving up four spots from 19th in 2017.

Athens Bike Network to Link City Center with the Coast

Cycling lovers will be able to ride across Athens to the coast after municipal authorities said the city will soon have a full bike network in place.

Athens’ Theatrou Square Back in Business

Theatrou Square, off Athens’ central Varvakeios Market, is back in business following an ambitious urban overhaul program implemented by the municipality.

Athens National Garden to Be Restored Back to Beauty

Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis has presented plans for the overhaul of the city’s central park, the National Garden, in the heart of the Greek capital.

Art, Music, Sharing Bring Athens’ Kypseli Public Market Back to Life

The Kypseli Public Market in Athens is back in action with eight new shops, art activities, photography exhibits, concerts and book-sharing events.

Athens Marks World Animal Day with Call for Love

On occasion of World Animal Day, the Athens Municipality invites animal lovers to step forward and adopt one of 26 strays through its animal welfare program.

Athens Democracy Award Goes to Mozambique’s Joaquim Chissano

Joaquim Chissano, Mozambique’s second president, was bestowed with the 3rd City of Athens Democracy Award by Athens Mayor Georgios Kaminis.

Athens’ 47th Book Fest Kicks Off at Zappeion

The 47th Book Festival kicks off at Zappeion on Friday, August 31, as Athens continues to celebrate World Book Capital 2018.

Athens Mayor Seeks to Revive Merchants’ Arcade, Calls for Proposals

Aiming to revive the Merchants’ Arcade in central Athens, the city’s mayor invites all interested parties to submit proposals for the re-use of 10 shops.

Athens Pouring €9.5m into City Center Revamp

The Athens Municipality is moving full speed ahead with an ambitious urban regeneration program allocating 9.5 million euros for four major city projects.

Athens Mayor Shares Welfare Know-how at OECD Montreal Forum

Social welfare policies, coordination and innovation were the key issues addressed by Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis during the OECD forum held in Montreal.

Athens and Beijing Team Up in Tourism, Culture, Education

Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis and Communist Party Secretary of Beijing Cai Qi have agreed to jointly work towards promoting tourism initiatives in the two cities.

City Offers Subsidies for Athens Neighborhood Upgrade Projects

In efforts to improve the overall standard of living in the urban center, the Athens Municipality is subsidizing neighborhood upgrade and renovation projects.

Athens Now a Reader’s Delight as World Book Capital 2018

Athens has officially stepped in as World Book Capital 2018 and is inviting residents and visitors to grab a book and participate in a number of events across the city.

Athens Evolves into City Break Favorite, Tourist Flows Rise

Tourist flows to Athens are on the rise with the Greek capital establishing itself as one of Southeastern Europe’s favorite city break destinations, according to Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis.

Athens Steps in as World Book Capital 2018

Athens is set to become a reader’s paradise as of April 23, when it steps in as World Book Capital for 2018, during a special inauguration event at the Acropolis Museum.