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City of Athens takes measures for the long hot summer

The City of Athens has taken measures to enable citizens and vulnerable groups to cope with high temperatures and heatwaves, to protect parks and forests from fires and to help strays survive the hot days. As of Tuesday, June 25, 2024, the municipality of Athens opens up air-conditioned spaces, provides …

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Athens wins World Travel Award as Europe’s top City-break Destination

Athens was selected as Europe’s Leading City-break Destination at the World Travel Awards 2024, in a ceremony in Berlin on Wednesday. The top award was received by the CEO of the Company of Development and Tourism Promotion of the Municipality of Athens (EATA) Ioannis Georgizas. Athens’ distinction at the 31st …

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Explore Athens: New Audiovisual Walks with Google technology

A new innovative way to explore the city of Athens on foot based on curated audiovisual walks was announced by the Greek Tourism Ministry, the municipality of Athens and Google on Thursday. The curated audiovisual walks are included in “Athens: The City is the Museum” available at athens.withgoogle.com There users …

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Athens proclaimed the European Capital of Innovation for 2018

The Greek capital Athens has been proclaimed the European Capital of Innovation for 2018. In a special event organized in Lisbon, the Greek capital was declared the winner of the European Commission iCapital Awards. “The prize awarded Athens for its ability to harness innovation in order to improve the lives …

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Extrema Athens: App by Athens Municipality offers Survival Guide during heat waves

The City of Athens and the National Observatory is Athens have developed an application for smartphones with the purpose to help residents and tourists to come through the summer heat waves striking the capital of Greece. The application “Extrema Athens” or “Survival Guide to Athens Heatwaves” that was released on …

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City of Athens imposes new hours for music played in bars in downtown Athens

Are you having fun in a bar in downtown Athens and suddenly the music is off? It is midnight. Don’t be afraid that you will turn into a pumpkin. It is just the new regulation imposed by the City of Athens. According to the Athens Municipality decision on working days …

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City of Athens opens A/C halls for vulnerable, appeals “Water for Strays” during heat wave

Prolonged heat wave: The Athens Municipality has opened six air-conditioned halls across the city especially for the vulnerable groups of the society who cannot afford to have an A/C or even a fan run in their homes. The halls will be open from 08:00 a.m. to 08:00 p.m.  all thought …

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Greeks Queue For A Charity Free Meal

Thousands Greeks queue day in, day out for a free meal, a slice of bread and a bottle of water at the soup kitchens organized by charity organisations. While until recently the majority of the needy queueing for free meals were homeless, drug addicts and illegal immigrants, the picture changed in …

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