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Zeus International’s Hotels ‘Adopt’ Athens’ Karaiskaki Square for Christmas

As part of the Athens Municipality’s “Adopt your city” program, Zeus International’s hotels will decorate Karaiskaki square for the Christmas holidays.

Athens Invites All to ‘Feel the Magic’ this Christmas

Athens is ready to welcome the holiday season on Tuesday, 10 December, with the lightning of the Christmas tree at central Syntagma square.

Tourism Enterprises Lend a Hand to ‘Light Up’ Athens this Christmas Season

A number of tourism enterprises have responded to Athens' 'Adopt your city' program and will support the city's Christmas decoration this year.

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 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.

Athens and Trikala Exchange Know-how on ‘Smart City’ Programs

The Municipalities of Athens and Trikala have agreed to exchange know-how on “smart” programs to facilitate life in the two cities for residents and visitors.

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.

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. 

Athens Holds 1st Meeting with its ‘Partners’

With the common goal to establish Athens into a top tourism destination, the city's mayor opened the 1st executive council of 'This is Athens & Partners'.

This is Athens – Polis Initiative to Clean City Building Facades

Athens is set to get a much-needed facelift with the cleaning of dozens of building facades across town on the initiative of the "This is Athens - Polis" pilot program.

Athens’ Christmas Tree to Light Up on December 11 at Special Event

Athens is getting ready to welcome the Christmas holidays under the massive Christmas tree on Syntagma Square, set to light up on Tuesday, December 11.

Angels to Hit Athens Streets and Squares for Christmas

Don’t be surprised if you happen to come across Christmas angels roaming Athens streets, as the Municipality’s festive event program gets underway in the Greek capital.

Athens Joins Cities Alliance to Address Sharing Economy Impact

Athens Mayor Georgios Kaminis has signed a declaration with mayors from all over the world, which aims to address the impact of sharing economy practices on the economy and citizens’ rights.

‘Athens & Partners’ Announce €15m Plan to Boost Tourism in Greek Capital

The Municipality of Athens, SETE, AEGEAN and Athens Airport have joined forces to establish the Greek capital as a top European destination.

Athens National Garden to Be Restored Back to Beauty

Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis has presented plans for the overhaul of the city’s central park, the National Garden, in the heart of the Greek capital.

Athens Marks World Animal Day with Call for Love

On occasion of World Animal Day, the Athens Municipality invites animal lovers to step forward and adopt one of 26 strays through its animal welfare program.

Athens Pouring €9.5m into City Center Revamp

The Athens Municipality is moving full speed ahead with an ambitious urban regeneration program allocating 9.5 million euros for four major city projects.

Athens Mayor Shares Welfare Know-how at OECD Montreal Forum

Social welfare policies, coordination and innovation were the key issues addressed by Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis during the OECD forum held in Montreal.

Athens Mayor Joins Forces with Cluster to Bring Health Tourism to Greek Capital

The Athens municipality has joined forces with the Athena Health Tourism cluster to develop the Greek capital into a major health tourism destination.

Athens Mayor to Regulate Seating, Calls for Respect of Public Space

The Athens Municipality is moving ahead with the regulation of cafe and restaurant seating in efforts to improve the standard of living in the capital.