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20/05/2021

This is Athens-Convention & Visitors Bureau Newsletter May 2021

It’s so exciting to see our industry gradually gearing up once more and we cannot wait to welcome you and your next event in sunny Athens.

Highlights

What We Are Up to

Athens returns to the global tourism market during Travel Trade Athens 2021. See more

ETOA selected Athens as a showcase for destination strategy and sustainable post-covid recovery. See more

Alongside HAPCO and TCB, we are hosting the virtual event “The Greek Meetings Industry Open WebForum Series 2". See more 

Athens in the Spotlight

The Municipality of Athens reshapes the city’s cultural map. See more

Athens welcomes the return of a bigger (and brighter) National Gallery of Art. See more

Athens Epidaurus Festival 2021: Live. Greece’s biggest cultural feast has announced its highly anticipated schedule. See more

The legendary WRC - FIA World Rally Championship returns to Athens this September 2021. See more

Talk of the Town

The 6th edition of the annual Delphi Economic Forum took place in a hybrid format in Zappeion Megaron in Athens. See more

The 50th General Assembly of the European Olympic Committees will take place in Athens in June 2021. See more

Athens to host the 17th International Congress of the European Geriatric Medicine Society in October 2021. See more

The 24th World Congress of the International Federation of Fertility Societies comes to Athens in April 2022. See more

An aqueduct built in 125 AD by the Roman Emperor Hadrian remains intact and partially utilized in Athens. The 20km underground channel carries 5 million tons of water annually and is accessible from 200 wells along its course. It irrigates the National Garden, and is also home to the original lintel piece from the ancient reservoir on Mount Lycabettus. Plans are underway to use the water for irrigation, fountains, and washing roads.