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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.

Global Spotlight on Greece as ‘Athens Marathon. The Authentic 2019’ Breaks All Records

Over 60,000 runners from 120 countries showed up in the Greek capital on Sunday, to participate in the 37th “Athens Marathon. The Authentic” event.

Signature Travel Becomes First Greek Bike Specialist

Athens-based Signature Travel has become the first inbound travel agency to be certified as a Greek Bike Specialist by the NatTour organization.

Divani Caravel Opens Doors to New ‘Divine Acropolis View’ Suites

The Divani Caravel's brand new suites combine the Divani Collection Hotels signature hospitality experience with stunning views of the Acropolis.

Greek Airports Welcome 54.5 Million Passengers in Jan-Sept 2019

A total of 54.5 million passengers went through Greek airports from January to September, marking a 4.8% increase compared to the same period last year.

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 Near to Last in IMD Smart City Index

Athens still has a long way to go before it moves up the newly launched IMD Smart City Index, ranking this year 95th among 102 cities in the world.

Athens’ Titania Hotel Announces Afroditi Arvaniti as New Managing Director

The Titania Hotel, a 385-room property located in the heart of Athens, has appointed Afroditi Arvaniti as its new managing director.

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.

Greek Airports Welcome 25.5m Travelers in H1 2019

Greek airports handled 25.5 million passengers in the first half of 2019, up by 5.3 percent compared to the same period a year ago.

Athens Mayor Expresses Faith in EU-wide City Cooperation

Athens Mayor Giorgos Broulias joined other European city mayors during a summit in London and discussed the potential of an EU-wide cooperation.

Greek Airports Handle 17m Passengers in First Five Months of 2019

Greek airports handled 17 million passengers in the first five months of the year, recording a 5.6 percent rise against 2018.

‘Civitel Attik’ Welcomes Summer by the Pool

Civitel Attik, a member of Civitel Hotels & Resorts, is inviting all to enjoy carefree moments by its pool this summer, under the Athenian sun.

Greece’s Incoming Jan-April Airport Traffic Rises

Traffic through Greece’s airports marked an 8.4 percent rise in the first four months of the year, reaching over 10 million passengers, according to the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority.

Athens Gains Ground as MICE Destination

Athens is gaining ground as a global MICE destination, according to the ICCA - International Congress and Conference Association 2018 list.

Giorgos Broulias Steps in as Interim Athens Mayor

The Athens city council has elected Giorgos Broulias to serve as acting mayor of the Greek capital following the resignation of outgoing mayor Giorgos Kaminis.

Alexander the Great Statue Finally ‘Watches Over’ Athens

A 3.5-meter bronze statue of Greek king Alexander the Great has been unveiled in the center of Athens.

Greece Airport Traffic Up by 9% in Q1 2019

Passenger traffic through Greece’s airports increased by 9 percent in the first three months of the year, according to the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority.

Athens Revamp Phase 1 Complete, Says Mayor

Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis recently presented a series of completed city upgrade projects, which are part of the municipality’s multi-phase urban regeneration program.