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Athens To Host TBEX 2014 Event For Travel Bloggers

Athens, Greece, has been chosen as the host destination for TBEX Europe 2014, the world’s largest gathering of travel bloggers, writers, new media content creators, and social media savvy travel industry professionals.

Free Guided Tours To Athens’ Archaeological Sites & Neighborhoods

The City of Athens Culture, Youth and Sports Organization and the Association of Licensed Tourist Guides are offering the Greek capital's residents the chance to meet the cultural richness and beauty of Athens through free guided tours by experienced and qualified tour guides.

The Christmas Factory in Athens

This Christmas, a special toy factory will be set up downtown in the City of Athens Technopolis in the Gazi district!
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Athens: Black Sea Tourism B2B Event Set To Launch

Selected tour operators, trade representatives and top buyers of the European tourism market will be in Athens, Greece, 10-11 October to participate in the “Black Sea Tourism Forum & Workshop” that will be held at the Acropolis Museum.
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Social Entrepreneurship Initiative To Launch In Athens

The importance, good practices, international experience and institutional framework of social entrepreneurship will be presented to the public next week through the introduction of a new initiative of the City of Athens and the Athens Development and Destination Management Agency.
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Athens Strengthens Ties With World Tourism Cities Federation

The City of Athens signed a memorandum of understanding with the World Tourism Cities Federation (WTCF) during the second World Tourism Cities Expo held 11-14 September at Beijing's Wangfujing Pedestrian Street.
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E-Tourism Conference “Digi.Travel” To Be Held In Athens

Taking under consideration that technology is essential, not only for the sale of a tourism product but also throughout all stages of its marketing and distribution, the Athens Development & Destination Management Agency has announced that an electronic tourism conference will be...
“This is MY Athens”
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“This is MY Athens” Celebrates Second Anniversary

The participants of “This is MY Athens” recently celebrated the volunteer program's second anniversary with an "open to all" Greek hospitality event for tourists visiting the Greek capital.
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Athens To Host Black Sea Tourism Forum This Fall

Selected tour operators, trade representatives and top buyers of the European tourism market are expected to participate in the “Black Sea Tourism Forum & Workshop” to be held in Athens, Greece, this fall.
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Online Platform Launches For Citizen Groups In Athens

The City of Athens has launched an online platform named Synathina that will operate as a calendar of actions and events carried out by the city's citizen groups that aim to improve the quality of life in Athens.
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Athens Mayor Presents Plan To Improve Entrepreneurship In Greek Capital

The development of entrepreneurship in Athens center has turned out to be a difficult task as 36 percent of businesses operating in the capital said they were considering to relocate, according to a study presented on 9 July by Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis.
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Athens’ Image Improves, Arrivals Up In May

International arrivals at Athens International Airport were up by 10 percent last month compared to the same month last year, according to data released recently by the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE).
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Thousands Celebrate Gay Pride In Athens

Some 5,000 people gathered in Athens, Greece, on Saturday, 8 June, for the annual Gay Pride parade, organized by the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community (LGBT).
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Athens Gardens Festival To Launch This Month

For four days the National Gardens (or Ethnikos Kipos in Greek) in Athens will be transformed into a "garden of arts" with acoustic city music, interactive art, mime and visual performances.
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Hilton Athens Celebrates 50 Years In The Greek Capital

In April 1963, exactly 50 years ago, a landmark hotel opened its doors in Athens marking a new era of prosperity and development for the Greek tourism. “I agree with those who believe that the Hilton hotel in Athens is the most beautiful Hilton hotel in the world,” said the...
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Acropolis Area Beset By Tour Buses, Solution Sought

The Greek Tourism Ministry is in search of a management strategy to ease the congestion in the area of the Acropolis caused by tour buses when transferring tourists to and from the site.
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Travel Trade Athens: Major Trade Event Launches Next Week In The Greek Capital

The Greek capital will be in the spotlight next week when the City of Athens launches Travel Trade Athens, a two-day event aimed to restore the city’s image in the international market and strengthen its popularity as a travel destination. The trade event will take place 22-23...
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Plato’s Academy To Welcome Digital Museum

The Central Archaeological Council (KAS) recently gave the go-ahead for the creation of a digital museum at the archaeological site of Plato's Academy in Athens.
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Three-Day Greek Gastronomy Festival At Technopolis

One hundred Greek “small” producers exhibiting their quality products, tasting events, workshops and cooking classes by renowned chefs will compose the first Greek gastronomy festival "Greece-Celebration-Flavors" that will take place 12-14 April at the City of Athens "Technopolis."
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The City Of Athens Supports Entrepreneurs

The City of Athens recently organized the first round of consultation meetings with agencies and investors within the framework of the actions of the Athens Development and Destination Management Agency (EATA) to support entrepreneurship and the technological competitiveness of...