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Athens Mayor Calls on Residents to Get Involved, Improve City

Athens Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis is calling on the city’s residents to actively join upgrade efforts through the new “Adopt Your City” program.

Athens Gets its Own ‘Tree’ for World Peace

Athens has unveiled its own “Tree of Peace”, a landmark sculpture created by UNESCO Special Envoy for Cultural Diplomacy Hedva Ser, with the aim to pass on the message of world peace.

Mayor Looking to Boost Athens’ Reputation as Conference Tourism Destination

Athens Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis is looking to boost the Greek capital's position as a destination ideal to host worldwide conferences.

Athens Mayor Bakoyannis Sworn in with Pledge for Upgraded City

The newly elected Mayor of Athens Kostas Bakoyannis was sworn in on Sunday, August 25, pledging to improve the standard of living for all city residents.

Athens ‘Notorious’ Exarcheia Up for Overhaul

Exarcheia, οne of Greece’s most notorious inner-city neighborhoods, is slated to enter an urban regeneration program to be implemented by the Athens Municipality.

World Leaders Congratulate Mitsotakis on Greece Election Victory

World leaders congratulated Greece’s new prime minister, 51-year-old Kyriakos Mitsotakis, who won the national elections on July 7 by majority vote.

Kyriakos Mitsotakis Wins Majority Vote in Greece Snap Polls

Greece's center-right New Democracy (ND) party received a majority 39.8 percent of the public vote in Sunday’s national elections.

Greek Polls Round 2 Bring Conservatives to the Fore

Candidates of the conservative New Democracy party clinched most regional and municipal positions in the second round of Greek elections.

Greece to Hold Snap Elections After EU Vote

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has called a snap election following his party's defeat to the New Democracy party in the European Parliament elections.

Attracting More ‘City Breakers’ to Athens on Agenda of Mayoral Candidate

Athens mayoral candidate, Kostas Bakoyannis, informed Greece’s tourism body SETE that increasing city break tourists to the Greek capital is at the heart of his plan.

Lamia to Get Modern Greek History Museum

The central Greek city of Lamia is set to get its own Modern Greek History Museum after regional authorities reached an agreement with the Athens War Museum.

Greece Assessing Evia Wildfire Damage

More than 186 firefighters with 62 firefighting vehicles, air craft and helicopters were stationed on the island of Evia to bring under control two wildfires that broke out on Sunday, August 12.

Karpenisi’s Town Center Revamp Stands Out in Int’l Competition

The revamp of the town center of Karpenisi, central Greece, has received a Special Mention in the 2017 "UIA Friendly and Inclusive Spaces Awards".

Major Central Greece Monuments to Get Upgrade

Preservation and upgrade works on major archaeological and historical monuments and sites in Central Greece are set to begin funded with 5.5 million euros by the EU.

Kountoura Eyes Tourism Development of Parnassos

Boosting the tourism appeal of the region of Central Greece through upgrade works at the Parnassos ski center were discussed during a recent meeting held at the Tourism Ministry in Athens.

Evia Wildfire: Tourism Support Measures for Limni Village Announced

The Prefect of Central Greece Kostas Bakoyannis has announced measures to support tourism in the area of Limni in northern Evia.