Athens in the News

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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Athens ranks among the top 20 destinations for meetings and events globally

Sustain Europe

The Greek capital moved up to the 17th place in the world and the 12th in Europe for 2019, its highest ever.

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It was meant to be three days in Athens: What can Greek mythology teach us about the Covid crisis?

The Telegraph

By Jack Rear

And yes, I did get that same soulful, meditative retreat I’d dreamt of. I had the opportunity to chat to and laugh with like-minded strangers for the first time since lockdown began, to allow the current situation to give me new insight into the stories I love, and break out of the little bubble of my North London flat.

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Athens ranks among the top 20 destinations for meetings and events globally

Kongres Magazine

By Gorazd Čad

Climbing to its highest ranking ever at the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) Annual Report 2019, Athens ranked as the 17th top destination worldwide for association meetings, moving up seven positions from its 24th position in 2018.

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