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Athens: New Online Guide Introduces Greek Capital’s Shops to Residents and Visitors

The Municipality of Athens and the Athens Traders’ Association have launched a new digital shopping guide for residents and visitors of the Greek capital.

Athens Working to Keep Tourists Longer in the City

Keeping tourists in Athens for longer stays is a top priority for Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis, who is expecting the Greek capital to beat pre-pandemic 2019 tourist arrival levels this year.

Deal Paves Way for ‘Revival’ of Akadimia Platonos Archaeological Site

Actions will soon be taken to redevelop the archaeological site of Plato’s Academy, following the signing of a memorandum of cooperation between the Municipality of Athens, the Greek Culture Ministry and the Academy of Athens.

Athens Named Europa Nostra Heritage Hub

Athens has been named “Europa Nostra Heritage Hub” and will work to strengthen the voice of local stakeholders in the protection of Europe’s heritage.

Athens National Garden Refurbishment is Underway

The Municipality of Athens has completed the first phase of a refurbishment project that aims to upgrade the National Garden, one of the Greek capital’s landmark sites.

Athens Simplifies Restaurant, Cafe, Theater Licensing Process

Opening restaurants, cafes, theaters, cinemas and other related venues in Athens is set to become easier after authorities announced that licensing procedures will be reformed.

Athens and Belgrade to Strengthen Tourism, Culture Relations

The cities of Athens and Belgrade have agreed to strengthen cooperation in a number of sectors including tourism and culture.

IAPCO Forms Destination Partnership with Athens for MICE Tourism

The Municipality of Athens has become an official Destination Partner of the International Association of Professional Congress Organisers (IAPCO).

Athens’ Largest Ice Rink Opens at Kotzia Square

This holiday season, children over the age of 5 and adults can glide across a 400-square-meter ice rink at Kotzia Square in Athens.

Athens Ready for the Holiday Season with Christmas Events Galore

The Christmas holiday season is on in Athens with 38 days full of music, theater, pop-up events and much more through to January 13.

Two Parks for Dogs Open in Athens

The Municipality of Athens has opened two dog parks in the areas of Probonas and Neos Kosmos offering pet owners areas to take their four-legged friends for off-leash exercise and play in a secure environment.

Athens Kicks Off Holiday Season with Christmas Tree Lighting

The Municipality of Athens lit up an impressive 19-meter tall Christmas tree at the city’s central Syntagma Square, marking the start of the holiday season in the Greek capital.

‘Ministry Park’ Project to Free Up Space in Athens for Public Housing

The relocation of nine ministries from Athens’ center to a “ministry park” on Mt Hymettus is expected to create favorable conditions for public housing in the Greek capital.

Athens Mayor: People-centered Policies Needed to Address Climate Change

Athens Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis is considering new people-centered policies to improve the standard of living in the Greek capital and address climate change.

World Animal Day: City of Athens Shows it Cares

The City of Athens celebrated World Animal Day 2021 with events at its shelter for stray animals in the Votanikos district.

Poll: Athens Grand Walk Project Disappoints Residents

The “Grand Walk” project of Athens, which aims to unify the city’s archaeological sites and create bicycle lanes, has failed to win over the Greek capital’s residents, a survey reveals.

Athens Expands Street Art Program

The Athens Municipality has expanded its street art program with the addition of another impressive mural in the district of Gazi.

Athens Municipality and GNTO Team Up to Promote Greek Capital as Leading Destination

The Athens Municipality and the GNTO are joining forces to promote the Greek capital as a leading international tourism destination.

Athens Municipality to Open Animal Shelter in Votanikos

The Municipality of Athens will soon operate its first modern shelter for stray animals in the district of Votanikos.

Greece’s New 1821 App Features Revolution Sites and Monuments

A new free app on landmarks and monuments related to the 1821 Greek War of Independence was launched by the Greek Tourism Ministry and the GNTO as part of this year’s bicentennial celebrations.