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Athens Mayor Joins Forces with Cluster to Bring Health Tourism to Greek Capital

The Athens municipality has joined forces with the Athena Health Tourism cluster to develop the Greek capital into a major health tourism destination.

Nobel Winner Herta Müller in Athens Ahead of ‘World Book Capital’ 2018

Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis welcomes Nobel Prize winner Herta Müller to the Greek capital this week ahead of the city’s role as World Book Capital 2018.

Athens Mayor to Regulate Seating, Calls for Respect of Public Space

The Athens Municipality is moving ahead with the regulation of cafe and restaurant seating in efforts to improve the standard of living in the capital.

Athens’ €85bn Urban Regeneration Plan Gets Green Light

Urban regeneration, educational and cultural projects in Athens are set to take off after the Region of Attica approved 85 million euros in NSRF funding.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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 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 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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

‘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 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.