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Athens Municipality Suspends Operation of Culture, Sports Venues

The Municipality of Athens has suspended the operation of the city's indoor sports facilities and cultural venues for 15 days, aiming to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

Athens Moves Ahead with Major Graffiti Cleanup Drive

The City of Athens is moving ahead with a graffiti cleanup project after the completion of works on the Pedion tou Areos Park.

Athens Ushers in Carnival Season 2020 with Color and Song

Athens is ready to welcome the carnival season with plenty of song, dance and fun that will run for two weeks through to March 2.

Athens Heads for €270 Million Revamp

Athens is set to undergo a €270 million revamp with works to focus on improving the everyday life of citizens and the overall experience of tourists.

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.

Global Spotlight on Greece as ‘Athens Marathon. The Authentic 2019’ Breaks All Records

Over 60,000 runners from 120 countries showed up in the Greek capital on Sunday, to participate in the 37th “Athens Marathon. The Authentic” event.

Greek, French Culture Blend for ‘Petit Paris d’ Athènes 2019’ Festival

The "Petit Paris d' Athènes 2019" festival, to be held in Athens during November 21–December 1, will combine Greek and French culture in a number of events.

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’ Trees are Up for Adoption

The Municipality of Athens has launched "Adopt-a-Tree", a pilot program to encourage stewardship of trees planted in the city center.

Cultural Heritage Towards Urban Regeneration Tops ROCK’s Athens Meet

Experts from the EU’s ROCK program were in Athens, last month to discuss ways of re-inventing historic city centers through culture and cultural heritage.

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 Announces Plans for Smart Parking Project

The Athens Municipality has announced plans to install a smart parking system in the capital, as part of efforts to decongest the city center.

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.

Athens Applauded as Meetings Destination at Conventa 2019 Trade Show

Athens walked away with two significant honors at the Meetings Star Award Ceremony that was recently held during the 11th Conventa 2019 Trade Show in Slovenia.

Athens Half Marathon to Mark the Launch of Sports Events in Greece for 2019 

The 8th Athens Half Marathon, which this year takes place on March 17, can serve as the spring launch event of all sporting events in Greece, according to the organizers.

Athens’ Central Omonia Square to Undergo Restoration

Athens' central Omonia Square is set to undergo restoration work, as part of the municipality’s efforts to improve living conditions in the Greek capital.

Athens Half Marathon 2019 to Welcome Over 25,000 Runners in March

More than 25,000 professional and amateur athletes are expected to participate in the Athens Half Marathon 2019, scheduled to be held on March 17 in the Greek capital.

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.

Athens Digital Lab Contest Looking for Innovative Ideas

In efforts to make Athens a friendlier city, the municipality invites young innovators and creators to submit ideas for the 2nd Athens Digital Lab contest.

Athens Hosts Discussion on Airbnb Phenomenon in Europe

Ways to regulate the home sharing market and deal with the issue of overtourism in European cities were discussed between the mayors of Athens, Santorini and Florence.