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New Working Group to Examine Acropolis Area Building Limits

A new working group has been set up and tasked with re-examining building terms and limits applicable to the Acropolis area in Athens.

Long-term Rental Property Market in Athens Gaining Lost Ground

Athens' rental property market is picking up pace after the economic crisis and the onslaught of short-term rental options, says Eurobank Property Services.

Coco-mat Opens New Hotel in Athens

Greek company Coco-mat Hotels & Resorts has opened its new five-star Coco-Mat Athens BC Hotel at the foot of the Acropolis.

Outdated Acropolis Building Law Spurs More Reactions by Residents

Athens residents have appealed to the Council of State, claiming that zoning laws allowing permits for constructions in the immediate area of the Acropolis, are unconstitutional.

Greek Archaeological Council Revokes Decision for Building in the Acropolis Area

Greece’s Central Archaeological Council revoked a 2018 decision to allow the erection of a nine-storey building at the foot of the Acropolis after fierce reactions.

Acropolis Area Building Permits Shelved for Now

Greece's environment minister, Giorgos Stathakis, has temporarily suspended all new building permits for constructions in the area surrounding the Acropolis after a public uproar.

Europa Nostra Says Giant Buildings Blocking View to Acropolis ‘Inconceivable’

Europa Nostra, Europe’s federation for the protection of cultural heritage, is backing the public outcry in Athens over the construction of two multi-storey buildings in front of the Acropolis.

Greek Ministries at a Loss Over High-rise Building Permits Under the Acropolis

Greece’s environment ministry announced that it would temporarily halt the issuance of new licenses for the construction of buildings in the area around the Acropolis.

Big Buildings Blocking Acropolis View Cause Stir

The construction of two multi-storey buildings in the immediate surrounding area of the Acropolis in Athens, has spurred a strong reaction of locals.

Athens Revives Greek Customs for Carnival Season

Carnival festivities will kick off in Athens on Saturday, February 23, and last for 15 days, with more than 65 events scheduled to take place in the city center and neighborhoods.

Short-term Rentals a Boon for Greek Property Owners

Greek property owners have been making the best of the sharing economy with revenue from short-term rentals up by 105 percent over the last two years, an AirDNA study reveals.

The Guardian Explores Athens

Athens’ sites of interest, hotels, bars and restaurants are featured in an extensive article, recently published in the online edition of The Guardian.

Athens Carnival Season Kicks Off with Music, Dance, Theater Events

Festivities for the carnival season kick off in Athens with more than 70 events scheduled to take place in the city center and neighborhoods.