Athens in the News

Athens was Brits' top choice for city breaks during summer 2020

The Mirror

By Julie Delahaye

According to Hostelworld, the capital of Greece was the most searched for destination for those looking to go abroad on a city break this year.

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Tour the isles in style on an odyssey that takes in majestic sights, ancient splendours and incredible cuisine

The Irish Sun

By Isabel Conway

Wandering this bustling metropolis, steeped in history there has never been a better time to visit Athens.

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From city to sea: the Athens Riviera offers the best of both worlds

The Independent

By Lucy Thackray

The city is criminally underrated, the best mix of captivating historic roots, cool creative neighborhoods and hearty hospitality.

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Athens: An Art Capital Arises

The Financial Times

By Kasia Maciejowska

...creative Athens, shaped by bitter financial crisis, has learnt how to persevere – some might say thrive – in the face of adversity.

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Athens protects vulnerable communities during COVID-19

World Health Organization

As COVID-19 swept across Europe, Greece started implementing nationwide measures to contain the virus, including cancellation of major public gatherings and lock-down measures. The city of Athens followed these measures while also moving quickly to bring experts together from all sectors to protect marginalised communities.

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The best family-friendly hotels in Athens, including kids' cooking classes and turndown treats

The Telegraph

By Rachel Howard

Wherever you go in Athens, your children will be treated to an extra scoop of ice cream or an affectionate joke at lunch. And they're bound to love the pools, playrooms, and even private screening rooms some of the hotels here offer. 

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Life after lockdown in Athens: 'The marble had space to breathe'

The Guardian

By Rachel Howard

The Parthenon seemed to vibrate with the promise of transcendence – a symbol of humanity’s ability to outlast, to overcome, to survive. 

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Athens will create Great Walk

Travel Weekly

By Felicity Long

The city of Athens approved the creation of the Great Walk of Athens, a 4.23-mile, car-free route designed to promote the historical city center and enable social distancing for pedestrians.

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