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Athens Historic Center Ready for Revamp

Greece’s Central Council for Modern Monuments has given Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis the green light to proceed with the necessary works for a makeover of the historic center of the Greek capital.

Athens Aims to Tap into Dental Tourism

Identifying ways to establish the Greek capital as a dental tourism destination, was the focus of a recent meeting between Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis and the founders of the Athens Dental Tourism Cluster.

EU Cities Form Solidarity Network Over Migrant Issue

On the initiative of Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis, 28 EU capitals have agreed to pool their resources and form a network offering support to Greece over the refugee crisis during the 5th EU Capitals Mayors’ Meeting.

Athens Mayor, UNHCR Join Forces, City to Host 3,000 Refugees

Some 3,000 refugees will be offered temporary accommodation at city apartments, Athens Mayor Yiorgos Kaminis said on Wednesday, following a meeting with UNHCR representative Philippe Leclerc.

Mark the Date: Athens Marathon 2016 Registration Opens on April 4!

Registration for the 34th Athens Marathon - Τhe Authentic to take place on November 13 opens at noon on April 4 with organizers advising athletes interested in running the 10km or 5km to sign up fast as spots run out in the first few hours and registrations close automatically.

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.

Congress Tourism on the Agenda of ‘Travel Trade Athens 2016’ Event

This year's Travel Trade Athens event, the signature annual trade event for the Greek capital, will focus on congress tourism. In its fourth year, the trade event will host over 85 tourism professionals, including tour operators and conference organizers, from the United States...

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 Meet Gives Residents a Say

Dozens of Athens residents voiced their concerns, ideas and proposals recently during a special event held at the Electra Palace Hotel in Plaka, where they presented Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis with the findings of a study for a viable city center.

Registration Open for Athens Half Marathon 2016

Registration for the Athens Half Marathon 2016, co-organized by the Hellenic Athletics Federation (SEGAS) and the City of Athens, has begun!

Workshop Dedicated to the Athenian Hotelier @ 100% Hotel Show

The worldwide development of the city of Athens brand and hotels will be the focus of a premium workshop to be held on Monday, November 30, as part of the 100% Hotel Show.

Calls for Creativity and Harmony at Athens Biennale

True to the idea that art can make a difference, the 5th Athens Biennale kicked off this week with “Synapse 1”, a first in a series of events under the title “Omonoia” and inviting the city’s creative minds and hearts to join forces and transform the area into “a social...

Central Athens to Get a 2.6m Euro Facelift

In efforts to improve the quality of living and the image of the Greek capital, the municipal authority announced plans budgeted at 2.6 million euros to revamp central Athens by late 2016.

The 33rd Athens Marathon – The Authentic Breaks All Records – Photo Report

The 33rd Athens Marathon - Τhe Authentic broke all records on Sunday, November 8, attracting some 43,000 athletes who tested their mettle and improved their personal times running the classic race on a warm, sunny day.

Athens Municipal Police Back on City Patrol

The Greek capital’s municipal police force will be back on the streets enforcing the law as of October 26, the Municipality of Athens announced, two years after it was disbanded.

Join the 29th Athens Run: It’s for a Good Cause

Organizers are hoping more than 30,000 participants take part in this year’s Athens Run, this Sunday, in order to collect money for a good cause.

On Your Marks… Athens Marathon Set for Action

The 33rd "Athens Marathon. The Authentic", to kick off on November 8, from the ancient site in Marathon, eastern Attica, has attracted more than 43,000 runners from across the globe ready to run the historic race.

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.

Athens Livens Up as ‘Summer in the City’ Events Kick Off

Athens’ squares, pedestrian walkways, theaters and neighborhoods will liven up this summer with over 150 cultural events, according to the municipality’s “Summer in the City” program, which kicks off on Sunday!