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Athens Center Gets ‘Green’ Upgrades in August

Aiming to build a more sustainable city, the Municipality of Athens in August carried out 19 green upgrade projects in neighborhoods around the city center.

Mayors of Athens and New York Talk Tourism

Following the high increase of American tourists in Athens this summer, the Greek city's mayor is looking for ways to secure the rise and even attract more US travelers in the future.

Athens Mayor Agrees to Support Sustainable Rebuilding of Ukrainian Cities

Athens Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis has agreed to support the sustainable rebuilding of Ukrainian cities by joining an initiative backed by the Eurocities network.

Athens Municipality Moving Ahead with City Upgrade Projects

A series of projects across Athens, including the redevelopment of Syntagma Square, are moving ahead as scheduled, according to the city’s mayor, Kostas Bakoyannis.

Architectural Competition Opens for Athens Archaeological Museum

A competition had opened for the design of the new Athens Archaeological Museum that is planned to be erected in the city’s Akadimia Platonos area.

Athens’ Outdoor Art Exhibition Sends Message Against Gender-based Violence

The Municipality of Athens is hosting an outdoor art exhibition to send a message against femicides and gender-based violence.

Athens: New Online Guide Introduces Greek Capital’s Shops to Residents and Visitors

The Municipality of Athens and the Athens Traders’ Association have launched a new digital shopping guide for residents and visitors of the Greek capital.

Athens Continues ‘Battle’ Against Graffiti

The Municipality of Athens recently wrapped up a major graffiti cleanup operation in the area of Larissis Station square and at the Dexameni park in Ano Petralona.

Athens Municipality Improving Areas to Spruce Up City

The Municipality of Athens is carrying out an ambitious revamp project in its 129 neighborhoods aiming to transform the Greek capital into a modern, sustainable city.

Athens Working to Keep Tourists Longer in the City

Keeping tourists in Athens for longer stays is a top priority for Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis, who is expecting the Greek capital to beat pre-pandemic 2019 tourist arrival levels this year.

Athens’ New App Gives Info for City’s Cultural Events, Venues

The Municipality of Athens has launched a new application to provide residents and visitors with information on cultural events taking place in the Greek capital.

LSE Study Helps Athens Policymakers Create Better City

A study by the London School of Economics (LSE) has been released to help the city of Athens become more resilient, friendly and accessible to all.
Mayor of Athens, Kostas Bakoyannis
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Op-Ed: Kostas Bakoyannis on Athens tourism

After a decade of moving from crisis to crisis, Athens is back and little by little the city is changing in big ways, says the mayor of the Greek capital, Kostas Bakoyannis.

Athens Accepting Applications for ‘Prosopsi’ Building Facade Upgrade Scheme

Athens residents wishing to tap into subsidies for the restoration of their building or home facade are invited to apply to the municipality’s “Prosopsi” program.

Deal Paves Way for ‘Revival’ of Akadimia Platonos Archaeological Site

Actions will soon be taken to redevelop the archaeological site of Plato’s Academy, following the signing of a memorandum of cooperation between the Municipality of Athens, the Greek Culture Ministry and the Academy of Athens.

Athens Named Europa Nostra Heritage Hub

Athens has been named “Europa Nostra Heritage Hub” and will work to strengthen the voice of local stakeholders in the protection of Europe’s heritage.

Dozens of Makeover Projects to Redefine Athens

A series of projects which will redefine Athens are entering implementation, it was announced at the 5th ITC 2022 Infrastructure & Transportation Conference held in the Greek capital.

Athens: Votanikos Park and Panathinaikos Stadium Projects Enter Phase 2

Two landmark projects for Athens - a 40,000 seat football stadium and the development of public spaces in Votanikos - are scheduled to begin after the municipality finalized relevant contracts this week.

Athens: Photos of Russia’s War on Ukraine Displayed on Vasilissis Olgas Avenue

An outdoor photo exhibition reflecting the devastating consequences of Russia’s war on Ukraine has opened on Vassilisis Olgas Avenue near the center of Athens, Greece.

Athens is Back: Scheduled Flights for Summer 2022 Showing Double-digit Rise

Athens is making a big comeback as a tourism destination this year with scheduled flights from its main source markets expected to show double-digit growth in summer 2022.