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Athens Ranks Among Top 5 Best European Destinations for 2017

Athens is fourth Best European Destination for 2017, according to the results of an online competition by the European Best Destinations (EBD) organization.

Electric Train to Connect Piraeus to Athens Airport in June

Travel between the port of Piraeus and Athens International Airport will take approximately 45 minutes on an electric train set to operate in June.

E-Ticket Test Run Now on Athens Public Transport

Commuters in Athens will be able to use e-tickets or smart cards when traveling on public transport, according to Athens Urban Transport Organisation.

Three Greek Cities in Euromonitor’s ‘Top 100 Destinations’ Report

Three Greek cities are in the top 100 city destinations ranking in terms of international tourist arrivals, according to Euromonitor International.

Athens Art Scene Gets it on NYT’s 2017 Places to Go List

The New York Times has included Athens in its "52 Places to Go in 2017" list, adding that "the Greek debt crisis has not dampened Athens’ thriving arts scene" and backed by a photo of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC).

Athens Gaining Ground as Winter Destination

Tourist flows to Athens are on the rise with professionals saying this is the best December performance in a long time.

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.

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.

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.

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...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.