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DAVE Red Athens Enters Greek Capital’s Hotel Scene

Israel-based Brown Hotels announced the official opening of the 87-room DAVE Red Athens on Omonia Square in the center of the Greek capital.

Athens Ready to Welcome its Visitors Again, Mayor Tells UNWTO

Athens is safely returning to everyday life and is ready to welcome its visitors again, according to the Greek capital’s mayor, Kostas Bakoyannis.

Strefi Hill Revamp to Create an Oasis in Athens for Residents and Visitors

The Strefi hill, located near the center of Athens, is set to undergo a major revamp, as part of an ongoing drive for the overhaul of the Greek capital.

Athens’ Landmark Omonia Square Reopens to the Public – Video

The landmark Omonia Square in Athens has reopened to the public after extensive renovation and upgrade works.

Israel’s ‘Brown Hotels’ Eyes Greek Hospitality Market

Brown Hotels, an Israel-based hotel chain, has an investment plan to convert properties in Athens, Greece, into boutique hotels for young travelers.

Athens’ Central Omonia Square to Undergo Restoration

Athens' central Omonia Square is set to undergo restoration work, as part of the municipality’s efforts to improve living conditions in the Greek capital.

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 to Light Christmas Tree, Host 220 Festive Events

The holiday season in Athens will officially begin with the lighting of the Christmas tree at Syntagma Square on Tuesday, December 12.

Hotels In Athens, Greece, See Slight Recovery

Average room rates in hotels in Athens, Greece, were 2.7 percent higher in the first five months of the year and reached 77 euros from 74.97 euros in 2013, according to the president of the Athens-Attica & Argosaronic Hotel Association, Alexandros Vassilikos.

Hotels May Reopen In Athens City Center

The tourism comeback of Athens-Attica in 2013, after six years of shrinking occupancy rates and revenues, have entrepreneurs considering opportunities for hotel investments in the Greek capital's city center.
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“Re-think Athens” Winner Announced

Okra, a Dutch architectural firm, has won the “Re-think Athens” European architectural competition with a plan to radically transform the Greek capital by pedestrianising Panepistimiou Street in central Athens.
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Winner Of “Re-think Athens” Competition To Be Announced

On 27 February 2013, the winner of the European architectural competition “Rethink Athens” will be announced. The competition launched 21 May 21 2012.

“Re-think Athens” Project Launched

The exclusion of cars from a redesigned Panepistimiou Street, the extension of the tram line to Patisia, the refurbishment of Omonia square and the upgrading of the Neoclassical Trilogy of Athens (Academy of Athens, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and National...

Former Hotel In City Center To Become Student Dorm

The former La Mirage hotel that overlooks Omonia Square is to be converted into a student hall of residence, according to a recently announced joint initiative by the Environment Ministry, the City of Athens and the Hellenic Air Force pension fund that owns the premises.

Athens City Center Decline Hurts Tourism

The Research Institute for Tourism (ITEP) recently presented its latest study on the ghettoization of part of the historic center of Athens and its consequences on the economic life of the city during an event organized by the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels.

Pilot Program May Help City Center Hotels Bounce Back

Athens Mayor George Kaminis held a meeting last month with Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Geroulanos at City Hall and discussed opportunities for the development of tourism in the Greek capital, according to a press release issued by the ministry.

Grecotel Shuts Classical Acropol In Athens Center

Centrally located hotel Classical Acropol on Omonia Square was recently closed down due to Greece’s economic crisis, according to an announcement of the Daskalantonakis Group in late January. The group controls the Grecotel chain of hotels.

Athens’ Hotels Close Due To High Crime And Rent

Crime in Athens’ city center continues to give the Greek capital the image of an unattractive destination although Athens has the potential to be featured among the most popular metropolitan destinations in Europe, the president of the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels, Yiorgos...

Athens’ Hotels Not Suitable For Special Olympic Athletes

The exclusion of Athens city center hotels from suggested athlete accommodation would be a tombstone for Athens tourism, the Athens-Attica Hoteliers Association stressed last month in a letter to Joanna Despotopoulou, president of the Special Olympics World Summer Games Athens...
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