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Athens Mayor Awards Pope Francis with Gold Medal of Honor

The Municipality of Athens recently honored Pope Francis with the city's Gold Medal of Honor.

Athens has 11 Free Wi-Fi Hotspots for Residents, Visitors

The Municipality of Athens is offering residents and visitors free wireless Internet access in 11 city locations.

Athens Mayor, Tourism Minister Plan to Reintroduce the Greek Capital to the World

The Municipality of Athens and the Greek Tourism Ministry have joined forces to establish Athens as a city open to visitors all 365 days of the year.

Two Parks for Dogs Open in Athens

The Municipality of Athens has opened two dog parks in the areas of Probonas and Neos Kosmos offering pet owners areas to take their four-legged friends for off-leash exercise and play in a secure environment.

Athens Kicks Off Holiday Season with Christmas Tree Lighting

The Municipality of Athens lit up an impressive 19-meter tall Christmas tree at the city’s central Syntagma Square, marking the start of the holiday season in the Greek capital.

Athens Municipality Looking for Buildings in the City to Paint Murals On

The Municipality of Athens is searching for buildings to paint murals on in an aim to liven up the city center.

Brown Hotels Opens the ‘Lighthouse’ on Omonia Square, Athens

Urban hotel collection Brown Hotels has opened its latest property in Athens: the ‘Lighthouse’ on Omonia Square.

Mayor: Athens Urban Regeneration Program Largest in Decades 

Athens’ urban overhaul, which includes the redevelopment of central streets and parks, is the largest such program to take place in the Greek capital in the last decades, says the city's mayor, Kostas Bakoyannis.

Next Regeneration Project for Athens: Panepistimiou Street

The Municipality of Athens is moving ahead with the redevelopment of central Panepistimiou Street as part of its general urban regeneration plan for the Greek capital.

Greece Aiming to Become the ‘Hollywood of Europe’

The comparative advantages and incentives that Greece offers to foreign movie and TV producers were analyzed during a recent forum.

Athens Mayor: People-centered Policies Needed to Address Climate Change

Athens Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis is considering new people-centered policies to improve the standard of living in the Greek capital and address climate change.

World Animal Day: City of Athens Shows it Cares

The City of Athens celebrated World Animal Day 2021 with events at its shelter for stray animals in the Votanikos district.

Poll: Athens Grand Walk Project Disappoints Residents

The “Grand Walk” project of Athens, which aims to unify the city’s archaeological sites and create bicycle lanes, has failed to win over the Greek capital’s residents, a survey reveals.

Athens Mayor Shows City’s Renovation Works and Sites to Counterpart from Istanbul

Athens Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis gave his counterpart from Istanbul, Ekrem İmamoğlu, a tour of the Greek capital’s ongoing renovation projects and sites.

Athens, Istanbul Mayors Take Step Towards Closer Ties

The mayors of Athens and Istanbul, Kostas Bakoyannis and Ekrem İmamoğlu, met in the Greek capital and discussed mutual actions that will “build bridges of peace”.

Streets in Athens and Thessaloniki to be Renamed After Late Mikis Theodorakis

Local authorities in Athens and Thessaloniki have put forward requests to rename streets in the two cities after late Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis.

EUSAIR Approves Transnational Adriatic-Ionian Bike Path

Greece is among nine countries that will be part of a cross-European bike route running along the Adriatic and Ionian Sea under the EU Strategy for the Adriatic-Ionian Region (EUSAIR).

Hollywood Legend Glenn Close in Athens to Shoot ‘Tehran’

Hollywood star and Oscar nominee Glenn Close is in Athens to film the second season of Israeli espionage thriller “Tehran”.

Athens Expands Street Art Program

The Athens Municipality has expanded its street art program with the addition of another impressive mural in the district of Gazi.

Op-Ed: ‘Our Biggest Threat Would Be Our Own Failure to Act’ – Kostas Bakoyannis

Athens Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis shares his vision for the day after the Covid-19 pandemic.