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Athens’ Christmas Tree to Light Up on December 11 at Special Event

Athens is getting ready to welcome the Christmas holidays under the massive Christmas tree on Syntagma Square, set to light up on Tuesday, December 11.

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’ Central Ermou 15th Most Expensive Retail Street in the World

Athens’ central thoroughfare, Ermou street, has been ranked 15th most expensive retail street in the world, moving up four spots from 19th in 2017.

Athens Joins Cities Alliance to Address Sharing Economy Impact

Athens Mayor Georgios Kaminis has signed a declaration with mayors from all over the world, which aims to address the impact of sharing economy practices on the economy and citizens’ rights.

Athens Named European Capital of Innovation 2018

Athens has been named European Capital of Innovation 2018, a title awarded to the city that is best able to improve the lives of its citizens through innovation.

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.

Athens National Garden to Be Restored Back to Beauty

Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis has presented plans for the overhaul of the city’s central park, the National Garden, in the heart of the Greek capital.

Art, Music, Sharing Bring Athens’ Kypseli Public Market Back to Life

The Kypseli Public Market in Athens is back in action with eight new shops, art activities, photography exhibits, concerts and book-sharing events.

New York Times’ Athens Event to Focus on Dangers for Democracy

The Greek capital is preparing to host the Athens Democracy Forum 2018, during September 16-18, under the theme "Democracy in Danger: Solutions for a Changing World”.

COSPAR 2022: Athens to Host 44th ‘Space Olympics’

The city of Athens, Greece, in 2022 will host the 44th COSPAR Scientific Assembly, a major international conference on space research.

Athens Shortlisted for 2018 European Capital of Innovation Award

Athens is up for the 2018 European Capital of Innovation Award, a prize awarded to the city that is best able to improve the lives of its citizens through innovation.

Athens and Piraeus Join Forces to Promote Culture

Athens and Piraeus have joined forces to promote culture and will host over 270 events over the next few months in both cities.

myAthenspass: New Parking App for Athens City Center

The Municipality of Athens has launched the “myAthensPass” smartphone app that helps drivers easily find available parking spaces in the Greek capital.

Athens Pouring €9.5m into City Center Revamp

The Athens Municipality is moving full speed ahead with an ambitious urban regeneration program allocating 9.5 million euros for four major city projects.

Athens Mayor: City Break Visitor Numbers Soar by 600% Since 2013

Tourism arrivals to Athens are on the rise, with the number of city break visitors increasing by 600% since 2013, according to Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis.

Athens Mayor Shares Welfare Know-how at OECD Montreal Forum

Social welfare policies, coordination and innovation were the key issues addressed by Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis during the OECD forum held in Montreal.

Athens and Beijing Team Up in Tourism, Culture, Education

Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis and Communist Party Secretary of Beijing Cai Qi have agreed to jointly work towards promoting tourism initiatives in the two cities.

Athens Mayor Joins Forces with Cluster to Bring Health Tourism to Greek Capital

The Athens municipality has joined forces with the Athena Health Tourism cluster to develop the Greek capital into a major health tourism destination.

‘Athens Tourism Partnership’ Enters Second Phase

The “Athens Tourism Partnership” initiative, launched by the City of Athens, AEGEAN and Athens International Airport (AIA), has entered into its second phase.

Athens Mayor to Regulate Seating, Calls for Respect of Public Space

The Athens Municipality is moving ahead with the regulation of cafe and restaurant seating in efforts to improve the standard of living in the capital.