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Athens and Boston Become ‘Sister Cities’

The Greek capital of Athens and the US city of Boston are to become 'Sister Cities' after a decision reached by Athens Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis and the mayor of Boston, Michelle Wu. The two mayors met in Boston where Bakoyannis...

Russia Warns Greece to Stop Anti-Russian Propaganda

In an unprecedented move, Russia's Embassy in Athens, Greece issued a statement on Sunday calling on "the very top officials, politicians and statesmen" to tone down their anti-Russian rhetoric. "We call on everyone, and especially the very top officials, politicians...

Greek Couple Proves Love Lives on Beyond 80

A Greek couple proved that love can strike beyond 80 by getting married at Athens City Hall

Countdown to Christmas: Athens Embraces the Festive Spirit

The City of Athens has entered the holiday season early this year, as Greece’s capital celebrated the lighting of the Syntagma Square Christmas Tree on the evening of Tuesday, November 23. “Athens’ neighborhoods have been decorated early this year, offering...

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...

Pavlos Bakoyannis: The Greek Politician Assassinated by November 17 Terrorists

It was September 26, 1989 when former publisher and New Democracy MP Pavlos Bakoyannis was assassinated by three members of the November 17 terrorist group outside his office in downtown Athens. It was a dastardly crime which shook Greece's political world...

Athens Half Marathon Returns; Dedicated to Mikis Theodorakis

The Athens Half Marathon returned to the city on Sunday after a two-year pause because of the pandemic, dedicated to the memory of Mikis Theodorakis

Athens Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis Remembers His Politician Father, Murdered 31 Years Ago

Athens Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis posted a picture on social media with his father, Pavlos, who was murdered 31 years ago today by the November 17 terrorist group. "You may have flew away thirty-one years ago, but every day I touch...

Greek Cleaner Praised for Her Honesty after Returning Bag Containing 19,000 Euros

A cleaner working for the municipality of Athens found a bag containing 19,000 euros and turned it over to the police, Athens mayor Kostas Bakoyannis revealed in a social media post late Wednesday. The owner of the bag was found...

New Face of Athens' Omonoia Square Ready to be Unveiled

Athens Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis posted a panoramic view photo on Facebook on Thursday showing the new visage of the city's historic Omonoia Square, which is almost ready to be presented to Athenians. The popular fountain that had once been the hallmark...