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'One City. Never Ending Stories' Campaign to Promote Athens All-Year-Round

Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis announced the Athens Tourism Partnership (ATP), an initiative for tourism promotion in Athens. The City of Athens, AEGEAN and the Athens International Airport (AIA) unite for the first time their forces having a common objective:...

Athens Mayor and Education Minister Plan to Revamp Derelict Empty Buildings for Student Housing

Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis and Deputy Education Minister Sia Anagnostopoulou met to discuss fixing up around 100 empty and derelict building in Athens to use for much needed school housing for university students in Athens. Currently there are only 14,000...

Athens Preparing for Over 200 Festivities Over the Christmas Holidays

More than two hundred and forty music and theater events, street performances, art exhibitions, games and educational programs will take place in Athens as part of the Greek capital’s Christmas celebration. The municipality aims to spread the holiday spirit...

Athens to Officially Welcome Christmas Season on Thursday

Athens mayor will give the signal for the official illumination of the city of Athens ahead of Christmas and New Year's celebrations on Thursday November 19. Two groups of the Philarmonic Band of the municipality of Athens will start a...

Thousands of Greeks Demonstrate Saying 'Yes' to Europe

Thousands of Greeks protested in front of the Greek Parliament asking to stay in the European Union and the euro. The mayors of Athens and Thessaloniki delivered speeches and demonstrated for Europe. Despite the early drizzle that developed to a hard rain,...

Athens Mayor Requests Aid in Dealing With Migrant Influx

Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis asked the Greek government and the country’s European partners for help in the significant issue regarding the management of migrant arrivals. Thousands of illegal migrants and refugees arrive in Greece each year and according to...

Municipal Election Results: Kaminis Remains Athens Mayor; Boutaris in Thessaloniki

Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis held on to his seat in the 2014 Greek municipal elections leaving behind SYRIZA’s candidate, Gavriil Sakellaridis. Sakellaridis congratulated Kaminis late Sunday night after the results put Kaminis at 51.6 percent compared to 48.4 percent for...

Athens Mayor Kaminis Assaulted Over Job Cuts

Athens Mayor George Kaminis was assaulted on Sunday by suspected staff unionists, his office said, amid protests over job cuts tied to Greece's bailout rescue. Kaminis, who appears willing to cooperate with the government to execute the measures, was attacked...

Athens Mayor Says More Mosques Coming

Athens Mayor George Kaminis said the pending opening of the first official mosque in Greece, being built in Athens by the government, will pave the way for more, as many as two or more in each district of the...