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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.

Bond Events Shows Greece’s Gems to Athens Marathon Runners

Bond Events recently offered its Premium Registration and Hospitality services to 90 athletes, who traveled to the Greek capital to participate in the 36th “Athens Marathon. The Authentic”.

Hotel Grande Bretagne Holds ‘Opera Nights’ at its Winter Garden

The Hotel Grande Bretagne in Athens invites all to enjoy the best opera arias in its “Opera Nights” event series, held every Thursday at its Winter Garden.

Syntagma Square to Welcome New Elia Ermou Athens Hotel

The Elia Ermou Athens, a brand new four-star hotel near Syntagma Square, will soon open its doors to welcome guests of the Greek capital.

Foreign Media Introduced to Athenian Riviera’s Tourism Offerings

The natural beauty and tourism offerings of the Athenian Riviera were recently presented to foreign journalists, who visited Athens as part of a press trip organized by the Region of Attica.

Attica Region Launches Dynamic Tourism Promo

More than 100 tourism sector stakeholders from all over the world had the chance to learn more on the Attica region and its offerings during the 6th Travel Trade Athens.

Expedia Honors Axia Hospitality for Outstanding Performance

Sales and reservations management company Axia Hospitality was recently honored with the “Outstanding New Partner Performance” award by the Expedia Group.

Athens Honors Laskaridis for Syntagma Square Refurbishment Donation

Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis honored Greek shipowner and businessman Thanasis Laskaridis, who covered the cost of refurbishment works at central Syntagma Square.

Ultra Race Spartathlon Kicks Off at Acropolis on Friday, Sept. 28

Τhe historic 246km Spartathlon ultra marathon will kick off from the Acropolis on Friday, September 28, and conclude 36 hours later in the Peloponnesian town of Sparta.