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Athens Gains Ground, Moves Up to 43rd Spot on Euromonitor Cities Report

Athens, Greece, ranks 43rd among the top 100 most visited city destinations, according to Euromonitor.

Tourism Drives Central Ermou Up World’s Most Expensive Street List

Ermou street, one of the Greek capital’s main thoroughfares, has moved up to 14th spot from 15th last year, on Cushman & Wakefield's list of the world’s most expensive streets.

Mayor Pledges Cleaner, Safer Athens, Revamped Omonia Sq by Christmas

Athens Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis has promised the city’s residents that by Christmas, central Omonia Square will open to the public, cleaner and safer than ever before.

Athens Mayor Calls on Residents to Get Involved, Improve City

Athens Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis is calling on the city’s residents to actively join upgrade efforts through the new “Adopt Your City” program.

Athens Retailers Call for Shopping Destination Promo Plan

Athens retailers say Greece must create and implement of a far-reaching shopping destination branding strategy if it wants to see revenues rise.

Athens Mayor Bakoyannis Sworn in with Pledge for Upgraded City

The newly elected Mayor of Athens Kostas Bakoyannis was sworn in on Sunday, August 25, pledging to improve the standard of living for all city residents.

Athens ‘Notorious’ Exarcheia Up for Overhaul

Exarcheia, οne of Greece’s most notorious inner-city neighborhoods, is slated to enter an urban regeneration program to be implemented by the Athens Municipality.

Mykonos Holds Strong as Luxury Destinations Drop Hotel Rates

The popular island of Mykonos continues to hold strong this season, while other favorite jet set destinations appear to have decreased their hotel rates.

Athens Mayor Expresses Faith in EU-wide City Cooperation

Athens Mayor Giorgos Broulias joined other European city mayors during a summit in London and discussed the potential of an EU-wide cooperation.

Athens Gains Ground as MICE Destination

Athens is gaining ground as a global MICE destination, according to the ICCA - International Congress and Conference Association 2018 list.

Giorgos Broulias Steps in as Interim Athens Mayor

The Athens city council has elected Giorgos Broulias to serve as acting mayor of the Greek capital following the resignation of outgoing mayor Giorgos Kaminis.

Athens Revamp Phase 1 Complete, Says Mayor

Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis recently presented a series of completed city upgrade projects, which are part of the municipality’s multi-phase urban regeneration program. 

Athens Holds 1st Meeting with its ‘Partners’

With the common goal to establish Athens into a top tourism destination, the city's mayor opened the 1st executive council of 'This is Athens & Partners'.

This is Athens – Polis Initiative to Clean City Building Facades

Athens is set to get a much-needed facelift with the cleaning of dozens of building facades across town on the initiative of the "This is Athens - Polis" pilot program.

Athens Residents, Visitors Can Report City Issues on New Novoville App

Athens residents can now make requests to city authorities on everyday issues, using their smartphones through the new interactive Novoville app.

Attracting More ‘City Breakers’ to Athens on Agenda of Mayoral Candidate

Athens mayoral candidate, Kostas Bakoyannis, informed Greece’s tourism body SETE that increasing city break tourists to the Greek capital is at the heart of his plan.

Athens Mayor Honored for Supporting City’s Marathon Events

Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis was honored for contributing to the establishment of Athens' Marathon and Half Marathon as leading international sports events.

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.

Three Greek Cities Among World’s 100 Hottest Travel Spots in 2018

Athens, Heraklion on Crete, and Rhodes are included in the world’s 100 most popular travel destinations, according to Euromonitor International.

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.