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Two Greeks Shortlisted for World Mayor Award

Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis and his counterpart from Lesvos, Spiros Galinos, are in the running for the biennial World Mayor Award to be selected through online voting at WorldMayor.com.

BBC World Questions: Europe and Greece

The BBC is inviting members of the public to put questions about Greece and Europe to a panel of politicians and thinkers at the Athens edition of BBC World Questions.

Thessaloniki Mayor Is Up For “World Mayor”

Thessaloniki Mayor Yiannis Boutaris has been nominated for the 2014 World Mayor Prize, an international competition that honors the world's most outstanding mayors.

New Optimism for Tourism to Athens

Athens Mayor Dora Bakoyannis and Attica Region Secretary General Haralambos Maniatis early last month presented the results of major surveys undertaken by the company Leo Burnett concerning the promotion of Athens and Attica tourism. For the most part, the results were very positive.

New Cultural and Sports Center for Athens

Athens Mayor Dora Bakoyannis and Deputy Sports Minister George Orfanos last month signed an agreement for the construction of a new swimming pool, sports and cultural center for the Athens Rouf area.

Tourism Volunteers Back on City Streets

Athenians that responded to Athens Mayor Dora Bakoyannis' call for volunteers now man a number of City of Athens info booths daily from 10.00 to 20.00 and will continue to do so through to September.

Athens Launches Summer Cultural Program

A special summer cultural program was announced last month by Athens Mayor Dora Bakoyannis and Athens Municipality Cultural Department chief, Nitsa Loule. The program will spread across several parts of the capital, will run until September 18, and will feature a plethora of...

Germanwings Christens New Aircraft “Athens”

On the occasion of its second year of operation in Athens, Germanwings last month honoured the city by christening its new Airbus A320 "City of Athens." Athens Mayor Dora Bakoyannis did the official christening.

The City of Athens To Establish Tourism and Economic Development Agency

Athens Mayor Dora Bakoyannis recently submitted a proposal before City Council to establish a tourism development agency in collaboration with the private sector, as part of efforts to raise the Greek capital's profile as a year-round tourism destination.

Athens Promises Tourism and Economic Development Agency

Athens Mayor Dora Bakoyannis last month submitted a proposal before City Council to establish a tourism development agency, in cooperation with the private sector, as part of efforts to raise the Greek capital's profile as a year-round tourist destination.

Athens Hosts Historic Paralympic Games

The biggest and what appears to be the best Paralympic Games in history began in style last month as fireworks and illuminations lit up the Olympic Stadium during the opening ceremony.

Lycabettus Hill Gets Major Facelift

The City of Athens is spending 4.8 million euros to aesthetically redevelop and make more operational one of its most important monuments, Lycabettus Hill, which hovers 1,000 feet over the city. All renovation works on the hill will be completed by the summer, and all works will...