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Athens Run Ready for Action this Sunday

The time has come for amateur and professional runners to hit the streets for the 30th Athens Run this Sunday.

Athens Mayor Presents ‘Solidarity Cities’ in Response to Refugee Crisis

Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis presented the municipality’s “Solidarity Cities” initiative during the Eurocities Social Affairs Forum held in Athens this week.

Minister Kountoura Teams Up With Athens Mayor for 365 Days of Tourism in Greek Capital

Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura is teaming up with Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis to give the Greek capital stronger promotion in 2017 and strengthen its image as a year-round destination.

Runners Take Your Mark… Countdown to 34th Athens Marathon

The Greek capital takes the international spotlight yet again for the 34th Athens Marathon - The Authentic set to draw in record numbers on November 13 for the historic sporting event.

Avis Donates Vehicle to Transport First Aid Supplies to Refugees in Athens

Avis has donated a van-type vehicle to the Municipality of Athens to be used for the transport of first aid supplies to refugees.

‘Athens Network Exchange’ 3-day Workshop Tackles Refugee Issues

The Municipality of Athens is hosting a three-day workshop starting Wednesday, September 7, in its Europe Direct hall aiming to tackle challenges and issues arising from the influx of refugees and migrants headed to Europe through Greece.

Modern Art Show ‘documenta 14’ Set to Take Athens by Storm in April 2017

The City of Athens is officially counting down to one of the art world’s most prestigious events set to take place in the Greek capital in April 2017: the contemporary art “documenta” exhibit.

Occupancy Down Across Athens Hotels for January-June, Hoteliers Express Concern

The Athens-Attica & Argosaronic Hotel Association expressed concern on Tuesday after presenting data showing that the performance at hotels in the Greek capital took a tumble in the first half of the year.

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 Goes Festive with Plenty of Song, Dance & More

The Greek capital will be celebrating Christmas and New Year’s with more than 240 events to get the holiday pulse racing in its parks, on its squares and along its pedestrian walkways, the mayor of Athens said on Monday.

Plato and his Philosophy Come to Life as Academy Museum Goes Digital

The Plato Academy Museum is now offering visitors to the ancient site in central Athens the chance to take a virtual tour of the grounds where the ancient Greek philosopher once made history.

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.

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.

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.

Mayor Kaminis on CNN: Tourism in Athens will ‘Take Off’ if Situation in Greece Returns to Normalcy

Tourism in Athens will 'take off' if the situation in Greece returns to normalcy, Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis told CNN's Hala Gorani on Tuesday during an interview for the "World Right Now" show.

Mayor Kaminis: Athens is Making a Comeback in Global Tourism, Conference Scene

Athens is making a dynamic comeback in the global tourism and conference scene, not only as a destination recovering in a time of crisis, but as a city claiming the place it deserves among the major universal host destinations of international meetings.

Athens Rises 20 Places in World Conference and Conventions Ranking

The newly released ICCA (International Congresses and Conventions Association) rankings for city destinations show Athens rising 20 places in the world ranking from 47th to 27th globally for hosting conferences and conventions.