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ATHENS NEWS

City of Athens announces schedule of Apokries festivities 2024
City of Athens announces schedule of Apokries festivities 2024

The pre-Lent festivities will begin at 11:30 am on Tsiknopempti (March 7) with music and events around Varvakios Market, Monastiraki Square, and the surrounding streets. At 12:00 the Vakhai musical society will start performing at Syntagma Square and move through Kotzia Square to end up at Monastiraki Square. The l...

IPTO: 5.5 billion-euro-investments in new 10-Year Development Plan
IPTO: 5.5 billion-euro-investments in new 10-Year Development Plan

In the new plan, reference is made for the first time to the new large-scale international connections with Germany (Green Aegean Interconnector) via the Adriatic and Saudi Arabia (Saudi Greek Interconnection) that the Operator is studying, while the most mature plans for the connections with Cyprus-Israel and Egypt a...

Museum revives historical figures in 3D
Museum revives historical figures in 3D

The institution, which is dedicated to the Greek capital’s modern history, is celebrating 50 years since its founding and launched a digital initiative on Wednesday aimed at making the visitor experience more interactive and entertaining, with holograms not just of Eutaxias, who lived in one of the buildings the...

US to restrict visas for those who misuse commercial spyware
US to restrict visas for those who misuse commercial spyware

The policy announced by Secretary of State Antony Blinken will allow the State Department to impose visa restrictions for individuals believed to have been involved in the abuse of commercial spyware, as well as for those who facilitate such actions and benefit from it. US officials say the new policy is part of a ...

World champion Tentoglou: "I’ll quit long jump if rules change"
World champion Tentoglou: "I’ll quit long jump if rules change"

The amendment World Athletics is proposing involves introducing a take-off zone where jumps would be measured from an athlete’s take-off to landing position, getting rid of foul jumps to make the event more appealing to fans. “I consider long jump to be one of the hardest events because of the board and...

1st assessment of national participation in Barcelona MWC is positive
1st assessment of national participation in Barcelona MWC is positive

Awaiting the accounting data, according to the first estimates, the Greek participation, with a national stand, was one of the most successful in recent years with a very large number of visitors expressing their interest in the upgraded presence of our country. The country's 11th consecutive participation in t...

Tentoglou: "It could have gone much better if the match had been in the afternoon"
Tentoglou: "It could have gone much better if the match had been in the afternoon"

In the statements he made to ERT after the completion of the final, Tentoglou emphasized: "My match was a mess, not even my worst enemy to make a final in the morning. The worst. Very difficult, I really didn't feel like it. I was trying to activate myself. I was moving all the time, I had a good warm-up...

ATHENS GUIDE

Trade Fairs & Exhibition Centers in Athens
Trade Fairs & Exhibition Centers in Athens

In Greece, you can find nearly all of the exhibitions, trade shows, and congresses transpire in the metropolitan area of Athens. In recent years, the importance of Athens as a location of open trade has grown tremendously and is currently referred to as the "economic hub" between Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East. This reinforces the growing number of business travelers to this region.

Nightlife in Petralona
Nightlife in Petralona

There are countless bars in Petralona and many of them are open until late. In the later hours, the night owls also have the option of flocking to the neighboring districts Thissio, Psiri, or Gazi, and enjoying night-time entertainment of a special kind.

Kerameikos Museum
Kerameikos Museum

The Kerameikos Museum is housed in a small neoclassical building that is enclosed and visitable through an entrance on the last block of Ermou Street. Here you will find a lot of the discoveries from the excavations of the Kerameikos area. Some of them are on display at the National Archaeological Museum.

Athens Business Guide
Athens Business Guide

Are you traveling to Athens for business, looking to collaborate with a Greek company, or starting your own business in Athens or anywhere else in Greece?

Tower of Winds (Clock of Andronicus)
Tower of Winds (Clock of Andronicus)

This beautiful, tall, octagonal tower was built in the 1st Century B.C. (that is, during the early Roman Empire), but many archaeologists now prefer a construction date in the mid-2nd Century B.C. (during the Hellenistic period) and is found immediately east of the Roman Agora.

Shops & Services at Athens Airport
Shops & Services at Athens Airport

As an international airport with a large transit area, Athens airport naturally has a lot to offer. There will certainly not be a lack of gastronomic variety. Several restaurants and snack bars and even a wine bar round off this offer.

Thissio
Thissio

Known for its peripheral view of the Acropolis, south-west of central Athens, the area of Thissio is one of the earliest meeting places for shopping and noshing in the history of the city.

Archaeological Museum of Vravrona
Archaeological Museum of Vravrona

Constructed in 1956 in the area of Markopoulo to house artifacts derived from excavations at the sanctuary of Artemis in Vravrona, this small museum is found less than one kilometer away from the Vravrona archaeological site.

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

Myrto Psychaki exhibition "Articulate"
Mar
05
Tue
Sokratis Malamas Live at Stavros tou Notou
Mar
11
Mon
''Fame the musical'' at Christmas Theater
Mar
05
Tue
1550 at Roha's Live Stage
Mar
06
Wed
Everything is allowed (Ola Epitrepontai)
Mar
09
Sat
RedRoom Nights
Mar
10
Sun
Mixer Latin Night
Mar
10
Sun

ATHENS BUSINESS DIRECTORY

Treno sto Rouf (Bar & Restaurant)

This theme restaurant is located only 10 minutes from the area of Gazi. Here you can embark on a journey of taste and culture in the cozy old coaches of an abandoned railway. A romantic dinner in a pre-war Italian dining car, or an unforgettable more

Attica - The Department Store

Attica - The Department Store hosts over 360 shops and an array of over 860 designer names – with sectors of complete women’s, men’s, children’s fashion, homeware, accessories, cosmetics, café and restaurant. more

360 Cocktail Bar

360 Cocktail Bar is a breathtaking cocktail bar located directly on Monastiraki Square - in the corner building of Ifaistou Street. Go upstairs and enjoy a drink from a list of 70 inspiring cocktails, with the suplement of the Monastiraki Square and more

Jack's Lounge Glyfada

"Jack's Lounge" in southern Glyfada is a hip, chic place that offers refined International and Greek modern cuisine. It also boasts a wide range of cocktails where every detail is meticulously attended to and music events in an intimate atmosphere. more

Psaroskala (Fish Tavern)
in Seafood

A fish tavern overlooking the blue sea in Piraeus. This is "Psaroskala". The tavern is a meeting place for local people to enjoy seafood, appetizers, salads, and fresh fish. Due to many years of experience with good food and reasonable prices and more

Katsioulis (Bakery & Patisserie)

Katsioulis Bakery - Patisserie has everything from sweet and, among other things, don’t forget to try the excellent marathopita (pie stuffed with fennel). Bonus, a narrow alley behind the store has a playground for plenty of play and joy. more

Praktiker Hellas

"Praktiker Hellas" is the largest home improvement and DIY network with an e-shop and stores all over Greece. The representatives help you with ideas, solutions, and services for home and garden. more

Kiosky's Convenience Store

Kiosky's Convenience Stores is a chain of mini supermarkets in Athens and surrounding areas serving more than 100,000 customers daily. They combine both in-store and online shopping with delivery to home or hotel. more

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