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New Optimism for Tourism to Athens

Athens Mayor Dora Bakoyannis and Attica Region Secretary General Haralambos Maniatis early last month presented the results of major surveys undertaken by the company Leo Burnett concerning the promotion of Athens and Attica tourism. For the most part, the results were very positive.

Athens Tourism Profile To Be Upgraded

“Our goal is to establish Athens as a final destination instead of a stopover destination through the expansion of its tourism product and for the average spending per visitor to increase,” the chairman of the Athens Development and Destination Management Agency, Yiorgos...

Athens Tourism A Challenge For 2012, Minister

“In Athens we have a problem, it is the black hole of our tourism and this is where we must focus our full attention in the coming year,” Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Geroulanos said during an interview last month.

Athens Hotel Market On Its Way To Recovery

The Athenian hotel market is bullish for 2014 following a significant performance improvement last year, according to a report by STR Global and GBR Consulting.

Athens To Welcome An Additional 700,000 Tourists In 2014

Athens is changing and is expected this year to accommodate an extra 700,000 tourists compared to 2013, the mayor of the Greek capital, Giorgos Kaminis, said on 14 April.

‘Back to Athens’ Plan Aiming to Revive the Greek Capital

“Back to Athens” is the central theme of the municipal authority’s new five-year development program, which aims to make the Greek capital an attractive and active centre of growth by 2020.

New Signs Make Athens Walking Experience Easier

City activist group atenistas are placing signs throughout the historic center of Athens in efforts to make walking the Greek capital easier for residents and travelers.

Acropolis Museum Celebrates Six Years with Impressive Samothrace Show

As part of celebrations for its sixth birthday, the Acropolis Museum will launch a series of exhibitions featuring archaeological treasures from small museums across Greece, with “Samothrace - The Mysteries of the Great Gods” launching the festivities on June 20.

New Athens Business Council to Boost Innovation, Entrepreneurship

Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis announced the establishment of a business council aimed at boosting investment during the municipality’s 1st Development Conference held at the Zappeion Megaro on Thursday.

City Workshop Designs the ‘Perfect Day’ for Athens Visitors

The municipal authorities of the Greek capital will be welcoming travel bloggers through to October, who will have the chance to experience their “Perfect Day” in Athens during a series of three-day fam trips.

Police-Manned Tourist Info Center Opens in Athens

A police-manned tourist information center has opened its doors in central Athens, providing visitors assistance and aiming to deal with potential problems that may arise during their stay in the Greek capital.

Diavlos: Where Foodies Indulge in the Finest Greek Cuisine

The Diavlos Restaurant in the heart of Athens welcomes foodies to daily Greek cuisine workshops where experts reveal the secrets of traditional Greek cooking and participants partake in the joy of making and then tasting their creations to the tune of Greek music.

Attica Region 5-year Tourism Promo Plan Takes Off

Promoting the wider Attica region as an ideal short break destination as well as bringing to the fore the unknown side of life on the outskirts of Athens and across the region, are among the priorities set by the Attica Region in its tourism promotion strategy for the next five years.

Athens Technopolis’ #switch_on Launches Events Around Town

The Athens Municipality invites all to its #switch_on event on March 3, at the Technopolis in Gazi, to set off a series of activities and initiatives across town celebrating life, hope and cooperation.

Athens Carnival Celebrations at Syntagma Square

Marking the last week of meat before Lent and the beginning of carnival season (Apokria), the City of Athens invites young and old to four days of food and fun beginning at 6pm on Ash Thursday, March 3, at Syntagma Square.

Nelios, atenistas Team Up to Create New Inner-city Park at Gazi

City activist group atenistas and digital tourism experts Nelios have pooled their resources to create a new park in central Athens' Gazi area as part of their ongoing efforts to improve the standard of living in the Greek capital.

Novotel Athenès Goes Tech, Connects Clients with the World

Novotel Athenès is connecting clients with the latest in technology following an upgrade of its services now including everything from speedy Wi-Fi to a web corner complete with iMac computers providing video messaging, boarding pass and internet printing plus applications for...

Hotel – Trade Bodies, Locals Say ‘No’ to Drug Rehab Center in Athens

The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels and the Athens - Attica & Argosaronic Hotel Association have joined other trade bodies against a decision to re-install the Organization Against Drugs (OKANA) headquarters in the center of the Greek capital.

Destination Athens Gains Ground at WTM London 2016

Greece's capital Athens won over the crowds at this year’s World Travel Market (WTM) London, held November 7-9, as a major city break destination offering diverse options for today’s traveler.

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.