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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.

Athens Mayor Talks Tourism, Culture and Education in Shanghai

Athens Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis covered issues of tourism, culture and education during his recent visit to Shanghai, China.
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Key Tourism Figures 2019: Kostas Bakoyannis, Mayor of Athens

Athens Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis shares his vision for Greek tourism and highlights its important role for society and the country's economy.

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.