Tag: Greek capital

GRAFITTI ATHENS

City of Athens on a mission to clean-up the Greek capital

The City of Athens and its Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis are on a mission to clean up the Greek capital, with authorities from Athens Municipality announcing that a far-reaching graffiti clean- up project…

OMONIA SQUARE

Omonia Square’s makeover to be revealed next week

Omonia Square’s makeover is almost complete and will be presented to locals and visitors by the end of next week, announced Athens’ Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis on social media on Thursday. The square’s…

acropolis/parthenon

The Acropolis, the crowning jewel of the Greek capital

The Acropolis of Athens is the most striking architectural and artistic complex bequeathed by Greek Antiquity to the world. The magnificent temple on the Acropolis, the Parthenon, was built between 447 and 432…

Athens named Europe’s second ‘Best Destination for 2020’ 1

Athens named Europe’s second ‘Best Destination for 2020’

Athens has been voted the number two European destination for 2020 from 20 “must-see locations” that made the finalists’ list of contenders for the prestigious title organised by European Best Destinations. More than…

OMONIA SQUARE

Omonia Square upgrades to be completed by end of the month

The highly anticipated restoration work of Omonia Square, located in the heart of the Greek capital, will be completed by the end of February 2020, the Athens City Council announced. Omonia Square forms…

Athens

Athens: Top 30 things to see and do

The Hellenic Odyssey has created an Athens top 30 things to see and do list and with so much to discover in the Greek Capital, activities will really depend on your interests.…

ATHENS SYNTAGMA

Athens nominated for ‘European Best Destination 2020’ title

Greece’s capital city has once again been nominated for the “European Best Destination 2020″ title, with Athens being selected for its long history, cultural heritage attractions, gastronomy, and nightlife. The competition is being held…

10 Things to Love About the Hilton Athens 8

10 Things to Love About the Hilton Athens

The Hilton Athens was the Greek capital’s first international brand hotel. It was also the city’s largest hotel building and when it opened in April 1963 (described as the most beautiful Hilton…

The Greek capital set to receive a 270 million euro makeover 15

The Greek capital set to receive a 270 million euro makeover

Athens is set to receive a major makeover to help improve the everyday life of locals and to enhance the overall experience for international visitors. Budgeted at 270 million euros, from 150 million…

Dramatic shelf cloud rolls over Athens 16

Dramatic shelf cloud rolls over Athens

Athenians experienced a dramatic weather phenomenon on Thursday afternoon as a massive storm cloud rolled over the skies above the Greek capital. Just before a massive storm swept through Athens, locals and…

Exploring the Centre of Athens in Two Days 18

Exploring the Centre of Athens in Two Days

A trip to Athens isn’t complete without sightseeing in the heart of the city and witnessing the Greek capital’s rich history up close. To make sure you maximise your time while also…

Kostas Bakoyannis

New mayor of Athens pledges “to be a servant to Athenians”

The new Mayor of Athens, Kostas Bakoyannis took his oath of office on Sunday, pledging “to be a servant to Athenians” and turn the crisis-battered capital into “a safe, clean and bright” European metropolis.…