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Athens Film Office

The Athenian set-up, light and heritage can work as a unique background for a film production. For this purpose, we are launching the Athens Film office, which will facilitate production companies to acquire filming permits and will assist them with location scouting.

The City of Athens covers at area of 38.96 square kilometres and has a population of 665,000 (2011). It is an extremely attractive destination for film, television and advertising shoots. The majority of Greece’s production studios and audio-visual professionals are based in Athens.

Through the Athens Film Office the City of Athens provides flexible support to audio-visual productions and issues short-term permits, following the submission of an application, allowing public spaces to be occupied for a period of up to a few days for public-benefit, artistic and promotional events, in accordance with Quality of Life Committee Act 248/15. The Act covers audio-visual productions.

The Athens Film Office can provide facilities and services to audio-visual productions upon request, and will pass requests on to the competent departments to ensure their participation. The Municipality examines and processes the applications within the framework of the current legislation, and ensures that the conditions required for the smooth running of the audio-visual productions and proper use of public space are in place.

*Note: when filming in Athens includes monuments and archaeological sites, a special filming permit is required which is issued by the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and the Archaeological Service.

To avoid delays, please submit your application at least 30 days in advance.

The application form can be downloaded here:

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Contact Details

Athens Development and

Destination Agency


Xenofontos 7, 105 57

Athens, Greece


+30 210 32 53 123

+30 210 52 01 611

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