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HotelBrain Group Adds New Boutique Hotel to Athens Portfolio

HotelKeys, a subsidiary of the HotelBrain group, has expanded its portfolio of properties with the addition of the new “Urban Frame” boutique hotel in Athens.

Greek Archaeological Council Decides to Reconstruct Parthenon Cella

The northern wall of the cella (or chamber) of the Parthenon in Athens, is set to be reconstructed, according to Greece’s Central Archaeological Council (KAS).

‘Dinner in the Sky’ Returns to Athens for Fifth Year

“Dinner in the Sky”, the award-winning international gastronomy concept serving dinner at a height of 50 meters, returns to Athens for the fifth consecutive year.

More than Half of World’s Travelers Rely on Instagram for Inspiration

More than half of the world’s travelers turn to Instagram for inspiration, with Santorini, the Acropolis and Elafonissi among the top 10 most sought-after destinations.

Repair Works on Acropolis Lightning Conductor Underway

Repair works on the lightning conductor system of the Acropolis in Athens, will begin immediately in the aftermath of a lightning accident last week.

‘The Grand by Interni’ Offers a Menu for ‘All Senses’ in Athens

The Grand Hyatt Athens hotel is introducing its guests to “The Grand by Interni” restaurant on its rooftop, which offers unique gastronomy experiences and stunning views.

Elia Ermou Athens Hotel Holds Grand Opening Party

The mew Elia Ermou Athens Hotel, located in the heart of the Greek capital, recently celebrated its opening with a grand party, in the presence of its senior executives, partners and friends.

Outdated Acropolis Building Law Spurs More Reactions by Residents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 Museum Admission Fees to Rise Next Year

Admission fees to 24 of Greece’s leading museums, sites and monuments will increase next year, according to Greece's tourism and archaeological authorities.

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.

Athenaeum Hotels to Present Athens Properties at ITB Berlin 2019 Expo

Aiming to boost its presence in the international tourism market, Greece's Athenaeum Hotel Group in March will participate in the ITB Berlin 2019 expo during March 6-10.

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.

Athina Street Apartments Ready for 2019 Tourism Season

Following a successful tourism season in 2018, Athina Street Apartments is ready to welcome its guests for 2019 with prime hospitality services.

Different Ticket Rates for Acropolis Museum in Summer and Winter

Ticket prices for the Acropolis Museum are subject to change to 10 euros in the summer and 5 euros in winter, according to the Greek ministry of culture.

Attica’s Gastronomy, Wines Fascinate Foreign Tour Operators and Journalists

Attica's unique wines and gastronomy were on the focus of a fam trip, which was recently held by the Region of Attica, with the participation of foreign travel professionals, journalists and bloggers.

The Stanley Hotel Wins Award for 2018 Financial Performance

The Stanley Hotel, a historic four-star hotel located in the center of Athens, has been included among the Best Performing Companies for 2018 at the 2nd Treasures of Greek Tourism Awards.

Athens’ Grande Bretagne Hotel Gets into the Christmas Spirit

The Hotel Grande Bretagne in Athens officially welcomed the holiday season with the lighting of its Christmas tree in its festively decorated lobby area.