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Athens Closed Off to Cars for Three Months

A large part of Athens' center will be closed off to cars after Greek authorities decided to restrict traffic to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

Athens’ Landmark Omonia Square Reopens to the Public – Video

The landmark Omonia Square in Athens has reopened to the public after extensive renovation and upgrade works.

Athens Municipality Approves 6.8km City Walk

The Municipality of Athens has approved a city walk which will focus on unifying the city’s archaeological sites and landmarks.

Alkistis Protopsalti Spreads Optimism with Mobile Concert in Athens

Internationally acclaimed Greek singer Alkistis Protopsalti on Saturday morning hit the streets of Athens and gave a mobile concert to spread joy through song.

Athens Municipality Offers Arts and Culture Online

The Municipality of Athens is offering everyone the chance to enjoy a wide selection of cultural programs and shows online - right from the comfort of their home.

Athens Extends ‘Help at Home’ Program to Support Vulnerable Groups

The Municipality of Athens has introduced its “Help at Home Plus” program that aims to support vulnerable groups during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Athens-LSE Team Up for Greek Capital Urban Overhaul

Athens Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis met with London School of Economics (LSE) Director Minouche Shafik to discuss on innovative solutions for the urban upgrade of the Greek capital.

Renovations Underway at 19 Playgrounds in Athens

The Municipality of Athens is proceeding with the revamp of 19 playgrounds in the Greek capital, aiming to improve the quality of life for children and their families.

Athens Moves Ahead with Major Graffiti Cleanup Drive

The City of Athens is moving ahead with a graffiti cleanup project after the completion of works on the Pedion tou Areos Park.

City of Athens Joins Call for Return of Parthenon Marbles to Greece

Athens Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis is backing a city council decision to send a letter to the British government calling for the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece.

Athens Ushers in Carnival Season 2020 with Color and Song

Athens is ready to welcome the carnival season with plenty of song, dance and fun that will run for two weeks through to March 2.

Athens Welcomes New Year with Fireworks, Music and Revelry

Thousands of Athenians and visitors ushered in the New Year during a big party which was held on December 31, at central Syntagma Square.

Big New Year’s Eve Party at Syntagma Square

The Municipality of Athens will ring in the New Year at Syntagma Square with plenty of entertainment that will include lots of music, fun, dancing, lights and fireworks!

Athens Welcomes Holiday Season with More Lights than Ever

The Municipality of Athens this year welcomed the holiday season with more lights than ever before, thanks to its “Adopt your city” initiative.

Mayor Lights Athens’ Christmas Tree at Syntagma Square

Athens Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis on December 10 turned on the lights to city's 17-meter tall Christmas tree at Syntagma Square.

Athens Invites All to ‘Feel the Magic’ this Christmas

Athens is ready to welcome the holiday season on Tuesday, 10 December, with the lightning of the Christmas tree at central Syntagma square.

Tourism Enterprises Lend a Hand to ‘Light Up’ Athens this Christmas Season

A number of tourism enterprises have responded to Athens' 'Adopt your city' program and will support the city's Christmas decoration this year.

Japan Week 2019 Event Kicks Off in Athens on November 23

Theater performances, music shows, art exhibitions and workshops will be part of the Japan Week 2019 events in Athens during November 23-28.

Lycabettus Hill Upgrade to Create Athens Oasis

Lycabettus Hill in Athens is set to undergo enhancement works as part of an ongoing drive for the overhaul of the Greek capital.

Mayor Pledges Cleaner, Safer Athens, Revamped Omonia Sq by Christmas

Athens Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis has promised the city’s residents that by Christmas, central Omonia Square will open to the public, cleaner and safer than ever before.
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