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Athens Grant Walk: Downtown to Get Green Makeover, Despite Reactions

Despite reactions by downtown Athens citizens, the next stage of the Panepistimiou Avenue makeover will go ahead as planned. The so-called "Athens Grant Walk" is an ambitious project by the Athens municipality in making the city more livable. The redevelopment...

Trip2Athens, New Webportal Is Athens Official Electronic City Guide

The new webportal trip2athens.com was launched as the official electronic city guide for the Greek capital on Tuesday, with hopes that it will become the central point for promoting and advertising tourism-related activities in Athens and Attica. The portal...

Refugees Relocating from Athens Park to Greek Housing Facility

Athens municipality granted access to a housing facility in Elaionas, in western Athens, so that the government can temporarily relocate the refugees who are currently camping at Pedion to Areos. In communication the State Minister Alekos Flabouraris, George Kaminis, the mayor...

Poor Christmas Manger Reflects Mood in Austerity-Stricken Athens

A poor, plastic, unimaginative Christmas manger placed in Omonoia Square in Athens reflects the sad mood of austerity-stricken citizens and a city ravaged by neglect and continuous, destructive riots. The plastic figures of Christ, Mary, Joseph and the wise men...

Travel Bloggers From Around the World Flock to Athens

The TBEX Europe 2014, an international meeting of travel bloggers and tourist media authors, will take place in Athens, Greece on October 23-25. The event will see hundreds of participants from about 50 countries flock to the Greek capital. Athens will...

Tight Security Measures in Athens Municipality Swearing-In Ceremony

The swearing-in ceremony of the new Athens municipal administration members took place late this afternoon, under tight security, at Technopolis in Gazi. Anti-fascist organizations and Golden Dawn party members congregated in relatively small numbers outside the venue on Pireos Street. Some members...

Greek Journalist Aris Stathakis Passes Away

Aris Stathakis passed away today, June 13, at the age of 71 after facing health problems for many years. He was a famous Greek automotive reporter that has been credited with teaching Greeks to wear their seatbelts. His insistence...

Athens' Brothel Takeover Raised in Parliament

A shocking report by Athens Municipality on illegal brothels operating in Greece’s capital has been referred to Parliament by opposition MPs in questions to the President of the House. SYRIZA MPs Maria Kanellopoulou, Nikos Voutsis and Dimitris Tsoukalas submitted the document, which says brothels are often...

Athens Municipality Dismisses Demolition Plans for Panathinaikos Stadium

  The municipality of Athens has dismissed the possibility of demolishing Panathinaikos F.C.’s home ground, Apostolos Nikolaidis, before the new stadium in Votanikos is built. The Athens Municipality official announcement, as released on its website, reads as follows: “It is a positive fact that...

Bike Sharing in Athens

The countdown for the operation of a bike sharing  system in Athens has begun. Similar systems are successfully being operated in Paris, London, Berlin and other European cities. As announced by the Municipality of Athens on December 4, the...