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ITB Sees Sharp Rise in City Trips, Athens Set to Hit 5.5m Mark in 2018

City trips have grown nearly four times as much in the last decade than any other form of tourism, according to a recent analysis.

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 Expects Record 5.5 Million Tourists in 2018

A new record of 5.5 million tourist arrivals is expected for the Greek capital this year, according to figures presented during the Travel Trade Athens 2018 event.

Taste of Athens: An Event about Food for Foodies

Taste of Athens, the biggest gastronomy event in Athens, kicks off on September 27 at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center.

KTEL Intercity Bus Service to Get Baggage Tracking System

Travelers using Greek intercity buses (KTEL) will soon be able to track luggage after the launch of new baggage tagging system at bus depots.

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.

Tender for Construction of Eleonas KTEL Bus Depot in the Cards

The Greek government is set to launch a tender for the construction and management of an intercity bus (KTEL) depot in Eleonas, Athens.

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 Tourism is Booming’ – Interview with Electra Metropolis General Manager George Spyropoulos

Electra Metropolis General Manager George Spyropoulos speaks to GTP Headlines about the newly-established hotel and the current tourism trends in Athens.

Athens Chamber’s New Tourism Committee Sets Goals

The Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry has announced the activities and actions to be undertaken by its newly set-up Trade and Tourism Committee.

‘Holiday Suites Arnis Street’ Strikes Gold at Greek Hospitality Awards 2018

The Holiday Suites Arnis Street boutique hotel, located in Athens, received two honors at the Greek Hospitality Awards 2018.

Mideast Travel Receives Silver, Named Best Tour Operator in Greece

Mideast Travel Worldwide has received the Silver Award in the Best Tour Operator category at the Greek Hospitality Awards 2018.

New KTEL Bus Depot Planned for Eleonas in Athens

Greek transportation authorities are looking into ways to move ahead with the construction of an intercity bus (KTEL) depot at the Eleonas neighborhood in Athens.

Kubic Athens Hotel Awarded as ‘Smart Hotel of the Year’

The Kubic Athens Hotel has been honored as the “Smart Hotel of the Year” at the Hotel Tech Awards 2018, recently held in Athens.

Attica Region Taps into Synergies for Tourism Promotion

The Region of Attica is counting on synergies for the promotion of its tourism options, aiming to reach out to new markets.

Athens Trade Chamber Talks With Mayor on City Upgrade

Ways to resolve pending issues concerning the Greek capital were discussed between representatives of the Athens Chamber of Tradesmen and Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis.

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.

Athens Airport – Piraeus Port Train Line to Launch in February

Getting from Athens International Airport to Piraeus Port will as of February take approximately one hour thanks to the launch of a new train line.

Deserted Athens Buildings to Get New Lease on Life

The Athens Traders Association is looking to give rundown and abandoned buildings in the center of Athens a new lease on life.

Christmas and New Year Events at Divani Collection Hotels

The Divani Collection Hotels group is inviting all to experience the Christmas and New Year magic at its hotels in Athens, Meteora and Larissa.