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EU Commission Singles Out Ancient Athens for European Heritage Label

Ancient Athens, in the heart of the modern-day Greek capital, is one of 16 sites nominated to receive the EU Commission’s European Heritage Label (EHL).

Central Macedonia’s Promo Campaign Hits Athens Metro Stations

Central Macedonia has taken center stage at 31 metro stations in the Greek capital in efforts to establish the region as a leading year-round destination.

‘Conde Nast Traveller’ Sees Athens Gaining Momentum Thanks to Innovative Start-ups

Athens is slowly but steadily making its way back into the international travel spotlight thanks to a group of young Greek entrepreneurs who are using novel start-ups to boost local production and bring in visitors.

Tourism Ministry Proposes Slew of Actions to Improve Athens Center

"Our goal is for Athens to become a metropolitan center for tourism at a European and global level and a strong and attractive city break destination," Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni said on Tuesday.

Greek King Alexander the Great to ‘Watch Over’ Athens

A bronze statue of Greek king Alexander the Great will be erected in central Athens, after a decision by the Central Archaeological Council (KAS).

Athens Nominated for ‘European Best Destination 2015’ Official Title

Vote for Athens! The Greek capital is competing against 20 cities in Europe for the title of "European Best Destination 2015"!

Glyfada District in Athens to get 6.5 Million Euro Facelift

The upscale Glyfada coastal district in southern Athens will get a 6.5 million euro facelift thanks to four projects financed under the new National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF) 2014-2020.

Athens Enters 2nd Phase of ‘European Best Destination 2015’ Competition

The second phase of the 'European Best Destination 2015' competition has begun! Cast your vote for Athens!

Athens Mayor Talks Tourism with Turkish Ambassador

The tourism cooperation between Athens and Turkey was one of the main topics discussed in a meeting today at City Hall between the Greek capital's mayor Giorgos Kaminis and the Turkish Ambassador to Athens Kerim Uras.

Acropolis Listed among 20 Most Beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Sites

The Acropolis in Athens is included once again on a list compiled by CNN that singles out 20 of the most beautiful and famous UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Athens Airport Arrivals on Upward Trend

Passenger traffic at Athens International Airport recorded a 27.95 percent rise, according to figures released by the airport authority this week, with approximately one million passengers passing through its gates in January, compared to 762,000 in the same month in 2013.

Greece Reaches Out to Gay Travel Market at ITB 2015

The city of Athens and the gay friendly hotspots of Mykonos will be presented to the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans Gender) travel market at this year’s ITB Berlin trade show in March.

Athens Turns to Innovative Entrepreneurs to Solve City Problems

Tapping into innovative solutions, business knowhow and alternative methods to solve pressing social problems is at the center of the Athens Development and Destination Management Agency’s (EATA) latest social entrepreneurship event on February 18 at the Hub Events in Petralona,...

Athens Proclaimed Europe’s Third Best Destination

Athens, Greece, came in third place in the prestigious electronic pool for best European destination, organized by the European Best Destinations (EBD) organization.

Greek Marketing Platform Wins Award at Enter2015 e-Tourism Event

Greek online interactive platform Athens Destination Specialist Program (ADSP) was awarded in the best Small & Medium Enterprises category during international e-tourism conference Enter2015 held in Lugano, Switzerland last week.

Greek Breakfast Gaining Ground

The Greek breakfast concept is gaining momentum with all the more regions joining the initiative in efforts to promote eating Greek as well as local products.

Signature Travel Invites All to Masque Latin Party in Athens

Signature Travel invites all to a funky Masque Latin Party on February 22, the last Sunday of the Carnival season, at the Sfiga Music Theater in Athens!

Travel Agencies, Greek Church Join Forces to Promote Religious Tourism

Board members of the Hellenic Association of Travel & Tourist Agencies (HATTA) met with the Holy Synod, the ruling body of the Greek Orthodox Church, last week to discuss the potential and promotion of religious tourism.

Ryanair Announces New Routes, Finds Athens Airport Charges ‘Too High’

Irish low cost carrier Ryanair yesterday announced "strong bookings" on its six new Athens Summer 2015 routes to Bratislava, Brussels, Budapest, Rome, Santorini and Warsaw.

Greece’s Congress Association to Hold ‘Think Forum’ with Europe’s PCO Leaders

The Hellenic Association of Professional Congress Organizers (HAPCO) has announced that it will hold a Think Forum in Athens with EFAPCO, the federation representing more than 1,500 meetings professionals, companies and institutions in 12 countries.