This is Athens-Convention & Visitors Bureau Newsletter May 2022

Athens is in full bloom, buzzing with events and a back-to-business energy that fills every corner of the city. The star of the spring, the brand new, month-long This is Athens-City Festival is showcasing what the Athenian metropolis is all about. 
Read on for the highlights of Athens this season.

Athens Headlines

Athens has been crowned Best Destination for MICE, Europe 2022 at the Business Destinations Travel Awards 2022! See more

Athens builds momentum in the global tourism market at Travel Trade Athens 2022, the city’s signature annual B2B event. See more

The City of Athens has launched the first official City Festival. Throughout the month of May, This is Athens-City Festival is inviting you to explore #AthensinBloom with 100+ events all over Athens. See more

What We Are Up to

The CEO of Athens Development and Destination Management Agency (ADDMA), Mr. Vagelis Vlachos has been elected as a Board Member of City Destinations Alliance (formerly European Cities Marketing). See more

This week, Athens will welcome the Les Journées Athéniennes (The Athenian Days), a two-day conference hosted by the Le Figaro media group and the City of Athens. See more

The City of Athens through the Athens Film Office (AFO) hosted a Production Assistant (P.A.) Bootcamp training program organized by NBCUniversal with the support of the U.S. EMBASSY ATHENS. See more

Our team reunited with the City Destinations Alliance community at the #CityDNA International Conference & General Assembly 2022. See more

This is Athens was a proud supporter and active participant in the 11th Annual Conference of the Hellenic Association of Professional Congress Organizers & Destination Event Specialists (HAPCO & DES). See more

ADDMA supported the "Re-Ally tourism" meeting organized by The Hellenic and European Travel Agents Initiative. See more

We participated in IMM2022 in London where we met with 50+ journalists from some of the biggest UK media. See more

Athens in the Spotlight

In June, the 31st Scientific Meeting of the European Society of Hypertension will take place in Athens in a hybrid form. See more

Athens will host the GLOCAL Conference on Mediterranean and European Linguistic Anthropology in July 2022. See more

Athens is set to host the 9th IUPAC International Conference on Green Chemistry this fall. See more

The first post-COVID and in-person GFCC Global Innovation Summit will be held in Athens in November 2022. See more

Talk of the Town

The biggest cultural festival in Greece, the annual Athens Epidaurus Festival 2022 unveiled its artistic programme for the season along with its brand new visual identity. See more

Athens Pride Week 2022 is coming on June 10-18 to celebrate acceptance, visibility, inclusivity, equality, justice and above all else, love. See more

The 10th–12th centuries were a period of creativity for religious art and architecture in Athens. There are traces of Byzantine Athens everywhere if you know where to look, from churches to houses to the urban plan. See where to find Byzantine Athens in the city today in our curated guide.

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