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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.

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 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"!

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).

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.

‘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.

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.

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).

Athens Ushers in the New Year with Music and More

Dozens of festive events ushering in the New Year are under way throughout Athens, on its squares and along its pedestrian walkways featuring everything from workshops and theater performances to carol singing and origami lessons.

Athens Mayor, Europa Nostra Slam Bill Affecting Plaka, Call for Public Discussion

Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis and citizens’ movement Europa Nostra have joined the residents of the Plaka district, calling on the government to put a stop to amendments of an environment ministry bill that foresee change of property use.

Survey: Only Quarter of Britons Want UK to Keep Parthenon Marbles

Only 26 percent of Britons believe that the sculptures that once adorned the ancient Parthenon in Greece should remain in London's British Museum, according to a recent opinion poll conducted by international market UK research firm, YouGov.

Greece Frowns Upon British Museum’s Loan of Parthenon Marbles Sculpture to Russia

The decision of the British Museum to send a Parthenon sculpture on a loan to the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg to celebrate its 250th anniversary, has sparked an angry reaction in Greece.

Athens and Thessaloniki Become Members of “100 Resilient Cities” Network of Rockefeller Foundation

Greece's Athens and Thessaloniki were selected among 331 applicants to join 100 Resilient Cities – a network pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation and dedicated to helping cities around the world become more resilient to the physical, social and economic challenges that are a...

Greece’s GB Roof Garden is One of the 101 Best Hotel Restaurants Around the World

The GB Roof Garden restaurant of the Hotel Grande Bretagne in Athens, Greece, is included on The Daily Meal's third annual ranking of the 101 Best Hotel Restaurants Around the World.

Greece @ WTM 2014 – Photo Report by GTP

The 35th World Travel Market (WTM), held 3-6 November on the fairgrounds of ExCeL–London, sent out positive messages for another good year for Greek tourism.

Winter Season: 21% More Flights to Athens International Airport

Athens International Airport (AIA) is showing signs of growth with a 21 percent rise in the number of airlines either choosing to service Athens or increase their flight frequency.

Athens Marathon: A Mega-Event for Tourism in the Greek Capital

This year, the “Athens Marathon. Τhe Authentic” event has attracted record-breaking numbers of participants. With participation of foreign runners up 35 percent this year, the Athens Marathon is perhaps one of the best advertisements for the Greek capital’s tourism since numbers...

TBEX Europe 2014: Athens Was “Tweeted” To Over 11.7 Million Twitter Users

TBEX Europe 2014 - the Travel Blog Exchange European Conference - that took place in Athens, Greece, exceeded all expectations as references to the country's capital city reached some 11.7 million twitter users.

TBEX Athens Opening Night Party @ Technopolis – Photo Report

The Travel Blog Exchange European Conference –TBEX Europe 2014 kicked off on Thursday evening with a wonderful opening night party sponsored by the Municipality of Athens and filled with many Greek products, a live concert, networking and a very festive atmosphere.

Visitors To Athens Invited To “Have Their Say” On Parthenon Marbles Dispute

Athens International Airport (AIA) will launch a new application that will give visitors of the city the chance to express their opinion, in an interactive way, on the Parthenon Marbles dispute between Greece and Britain.