Saturday, 20 April 2024
Minister signs memorandum with Queer Destinations
Minister signs memorandum with Queer Destinations

At an event presenting the Tourism Ministry’s strategy to attract more LGBTQ+ visitors to the country, Kefalogianni said that Greece is the first country in Europe to open its arms to the community, and this agreement reflects the values Greece wants to promote as a tourism destination. The community represents ove...

Greek minister says 2 major new marine parks will be created by the end of this year
Greek minister says 2 major new marine parks will be created by the end of this year

Speaking during an international ocean conference in Athens, Theodoros Skylakakis said scientific studies to determine details such as which species will be protected and what measures must be taken will be completed and implemented by year’s end. “Real protection needs to be backed by real science,” Skylakakis sai...

Traffic regulations regarding handover & reception of Olympic Flame
Traffic regulations regarding handover & reception of Olympic Flame

Specifically, from 07:30 to 13:30, there will be gradual and temporary traffic interruptions along the road sections in areas of the Municipalities of Athens, Filothei-Psychiko, Chalandri, Agia Paraskevi, Maroussi and Nea Filadelfeia - Chalkidona.

Grecotel invites foreign and Greek guests to participate in the customs of Greek Easter
Grecotel invites foreign and Greek guests to participate in the customs of Greek Easter

Activities for the whole family, fine gastronomy and customs that are revived in the truest Greek celebration, accompany the charofolio of services that visitors will encounter. Those who choose Corfu Imperial and Eva Palace in Corfu, in addition to the custom of Botis, will have the exclusive opportunity to experi...

Building collapse in Pasalimani: 8 workers free - Contractor detained
Building collapse in Pasalimani: 8 workers free - Contractor detained

However, the contractor of the building work is still being held, accused of violating Article 286 of the building regulations and general building regulations. He received a deadline and is expected to apologize to the investigator next Saturday, while the owners of the 2-story residence are also being sought. ...

Easter Bazaar by SOS Children's Villages at Syntagma Metro
Easter Bazaar by SOS Children's Villages at Syntagma Metro

According to an announcement by SOS Children's Villages, these are gifts and candles that will delight young and old and decorations that will highlight every corner of the house, garden and terrace and will give an Easter touch of joy to all areas. The entire Easter collection is also available in the SOS Children...

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ATHENS GUIDE

Athens Taxi Rates
Athens Taxi Rates

Driving a taxi in Athens is cheap. There are far more than 13,000 yellow cabs in the city and they are practically part of the public transport system. It is convenient because in Athens it is also possible to flag down a taxi at the side of the road.

Spas & Massage Centers in Athens
Spas & Massage Centers in Athens

Even the word, "spa", inspires thoughts of relaxation and serenity. Athens definitely has its fair share of spa and massage centers – although usually found in or around the areas of fine hotels – and the time and travel are well worth it.

Loutraki
Loutraki

Loutraki is located in the prefecture of Corinth in the Peloponnese. It is a good-sized city located 84 km from Athens and 4km from the Isthmus of Corinth. In ancient times, Loutraki was known as "thermes" because of the thermal springs located in the area.

Tzistarakis Mosque
Tzistarakis Mosque

The Tzistarakis Mosque (1759), located on the Monastiraki Square, takes its name from the Ottoman ruler Mustafa Tzistarakis. It was known as the Mosque of the Lower Fountain, a well that was nearby, which provided water to the Eridanos.

Poseidon Temple at Cape Sounio
Poseidon Temple at Cape Sounio

The construction of the Temple of Poseidon started in 444 B.C., the same year that Parthenon was built. It took only four years for the temple to be completed.

Wine in Ancient Greece
Wine in Ancient Greece

Wine is a product inextricably linked with Greece. In ancient Greek Mythology, there are many stories about the origin of the vine. The most known are the story derived mainly from the followers of the God Dionysus.

Streets of Athens
Streets of Athens

Despite the justified worries of the city planners during the end of the 19th century, the prospect of a center supporting the growth that Athens would reach as a city never materialized.

Athens Metro Stations of Line 2 (Red Line)
Athens Metro Stations of Line 2 (Red Line)

The Athens Metro Line 2 (Red Line) connects the north-western suburb of Anthoupoli with the southern suburb of Elliniko. The metro line has a total length of 18.2 km and 20 stations.

ATHENS LIFESTYLE

Gastronomy in Athens
Gastronomy in Athens

When recalling the Athens of many years ago, we remember a less outlandish manner of the life led then. The change in this situation can only be positive from a gastronomic point of view.

Nightlife in Athens
Nightlife in Athens

Athens by night is something that has made the city famous for many decades. For someone to be able to state that they know about going out in Athens, they must have visited dozens of the most well known venues in the valley and surrounding areas.

Shopping in Athens
Shopping in Athens

Like all major metropolitan areas, the City of Athens has much to offer visitors in the way of shopping. We panelled Greek consumers to discover their preferences and experiences with the international chains that operate in the country in recent years.

Sporting Activities in Athens
Sporting Activities in Athens

In the country that gave birth to the Olympic Games, there are a large number of stadiums, athletic clubs, training centers and sports courts - many of which host major international athletic events.

Wellness in Athens
Wellness in Athens

Taking care of oneself has become somewhat of a priority in Athens – a city that not only followed the trends of all other major metropolitan areas but might have possibly surpassed many of them.

Entertainment in Athens
Entertainment in Athens

Want to have fun? The cinema's and fun parks of Athens are definitely the places to check out when you just want to get away from it all.

Outdoor & Nature
Outdoor & Nature

Athens is a city of great outdoors with many activities and opportunities to enjoy nature and wildlife in a mild Mediterranean climate.

ATHENS EVENTS

''Sirens'' at PLYFA
Apr
20
Sat
Group exhibition "Remember, body..."
Apr
20
Sat
41st Authentic Marathon of Athens
Nov
09
Sat
Everything is allowed (Ola Epitrepontai)
Apr
20
Sat
Mixer Latin Night
Apr
21
Sun
RedRoom Nights
Apr
21
Sun
1550 at Roha's Live Stage
Apr
24
Wed

ATHENS BUSINESS DIRECTORY

The Greco's Project (Grill House)

"The Greco's project" offers mediterranean cuisine with an extensive menu ranging from traditional meat dishes, fresh salads, appetizers and vegetarian choices. more

ArtZone42

ArtZone42, located in Pagrati on Vasileos Konstantinos Avenue, was founded in 2007 and supports and promotes creators of art from Greece and abroad. In the small but fine gallery there are always exhibitions and art talks. more

Passepartout (Cafe & Bar)

Passepartout is a place to enjoy a night of fun in heart of Kolonaki. Reinforced with awesome classic cocktails (they also stock Arizona iced teas), finger food, cold plates and sweets. The funky lights, the red brick wall and the "hanging garden" by more

Sardelaki (Fish Tavern)

Sardelaki offers more of seafood appetizer plates like small fry and kalamari, than it does big catches. Mostly an outdoor seating area with quick service and fresh ingredients, it's a great choice for customers who are on a budget. more

Zolotas (Jewelry)

The history of "Zolotas" began in 1895, when a 21-year-old son of merchants opened the prestigious jewelry store at the foot of the Acropolis Hill, on Aiolou Street. The experience he gained during his training in a famous Parisian studio and his more

Everest Syntagma

Flaky pastries, small cheese, and spinach pies dominate in the selection of small snacks for the daily consumer. The popular "Everest" chain also prides itself on sandwiches and toasts. Here you can choose the type of bread and the individual more

Verve Music Cafe

Listen to funk, soul, and blues at Verve Cafe Bar. This café is an ethereal cabaret of Balkan origins. There are beloved mods of the 1960s and Indie boldness in decoration. Often there is live music event are with free admission. more

Alouette

One of the first brands dedicated exclusively to our little ones. 44 creative years have shaped the style and quality of "Alouette", making this chain one of the most dynamically growing companies in the children's clothing sector. more

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