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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...
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Athens Carnival 2013

The City of Athens will stage a series of festive Carnival events from 7 to 18 March 2013 with an aim to spread a message of optimism and joy to locals and visitors.
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Greek Tourist Guides To Hold Treasure Hunt In Athens

On the occasion of International Tourist Guide Day 2013 that was celebrated yesterday, 21 February, the Licensed Tourist Guides Union will hold a treasure hunt this Sunday, 24 February. The event is held under the auspices of the City of Athens.
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2nd Athens Half Marathon: Registration Open!

Registration for the 2nd Athens Half Marathon to be held on 31 March 2013 is now open! The running event will start in front of Syntagma Square and the Greek Parliament and finish at Zappeion Megaro.
New Year's Eve
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Ring in the New Year in Athens!

The City of Athens will ring in the New Year on Monday, 31 December 2012, at the Apostolos Pavlos & Herakleidon pedestrian walkway in central Athens, together with all of the Athenians and guests who choose to celebrate New Year's Eve in the Greek capital.
Athens Art Network
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Greek Artists Launch Project To Upgrade Patision Avenue

This Sunday, the Athens Art Network non profit organization will launch a project that aims to strengthen the cultural identity of the longest avenue in Athens, Patision, through ongoing artistic activity.
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Christmas In Athens 2012 Events

Musical events, art events, educational programs, workshops for children and adults, storytelling, theater, animators, clowns, acrobats, jugglers and carols are just some of the many surprises that await Athenian citizens from 11 December 2012 until 5 January 2013!
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A Christmas Carol at Technopolis

What does Techopolis have in store for the festive season? Something is happening at Gazi… Some saw Santa Claus giving directions to elves... Others saw a floating carousel... Meanwhile, Christmas flavors are filling the air... Techopolis is getting ready to tell it’s own...

Efforts For Athens’ Tourism Promotion Announced

The Tourism Ministry and the City of Athens in early September announced a twofold effort that will address the tourism disincentives of the city center and see to the creation of new infrastructure to attract visitors.

Athens Center On Ministry’s Priority List

The Tourism Ministry and the City of Athens last month said they would join forces and soon announce measures aimed for the tourism development of the Greek capital, which sees its arrivals tumbling year by year.

Athens’ Hoteliers Call For Immediate Attention Of City Center Image

“The hotels in Athens are collapsing,” was the comment of the Athens-Attica Hotel Association in a recent announcement in regards to the city’s hotel performance for the month of November 2011. Αccording to data from the association, the average hotel occupancy in Athens-Attica...

Former Hotel In City Center To Become Student Dorm

The former La Mirage hotel that overlooks Omonia Square is to be converted into a student hall of residence, according to a recently announced joint initiative by the Environment Ministry, the City of Athens and the Hellenic Air Force pension fund that owns the premises.

Safety Needed First For Downtown Athens

“The primary issue is to restore order and to consolidate a sense of security to those who are in central Athens, whether they are tourists, businessmen or permanent residents, and then everything else will fall into place,” the president of the Athens-Attica Hotel Association...

Athens Tourism Strategic Plan Goes Public

“We intend to highlight the elements of the city that remain attractive and interest Greek and foreign visitors, which contribute to the upgrading of the tourism experience in Athens and bring immediate benefits to the local economy,” the president of the Athens Tourism and...

Greece Makes Slight Attempt To Attract Gay Market

“Athens Rainbow Week could be a magnet for gay tourists abroad with the appropriate exposure and promotion of the event, from both international media and travel agencies/tour operators but we can not say that such a promotional targeted effort has been made,” according to the...

Greek Capital Sees Poor Customer Satisfaction

The city of Athens continues to attract visitors despite the serious problems experienced in 2010, according to the Athens-Attica Hotel Association’s latest study on customer satisfaction and performance of hotels in Attica. The study was presented at the association’s 41st...

The Role of Women In Tourism

“Based on statistics presented by Eurostat, women make up 56 percent of those employed in the hotel and restaurant sector among the European Union member states... Greece ranks low with only 44 percent,” Athens Economic and Tourism Development Company (ATEDCo) President Katerina...

Athens’ Benches Online Competition Launched

The City of Athens and non-governmental network The World of Athens recently launched an international online competition, whose theme is Athens’ benches. The competition’s aim is to improve the quality of life in the Greek capital.