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ADDMA CEO Ioannis Georgizas’ interview on Naftemporiki TV

ADDMA CEO Ioannis Georgizas recently discussed Athens’ distinction as Europe’s Leading City Break Destination for 2024 at the World Travel Awards as well as the city’s strategy to attract quality...


India Outbound: Athens a prime destination for Indian business and leisure travellers

Athens is a prime destination for Indian business and leisure travellers according to Outbound India, a B2B travel media platform dedicated to the promotion of foreign destinations and products in...

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ADDMA CEO Ioannis Georgizas’ interview on Attica TV

ADDMA CEO Ioannis Georgizas spoke about the need to monitor and confront energy poverty issues in the Greek capital during an interview on Attica TV. Athens Mayor Haris Doukas will be...


“BOTT India” magazine visits Athens’ landmark sites

“ΒΟΤΤ India”, a magazine focusing on India's travel, trade and tourism industry, reveals Athens’ tourism offerings and landmark sites in an article published in its January 2024 issue. The magazine’s executives...


The best time to visit Athens

The best time to schedule a visit to Athens is during the fall, winter or spring, according to AFAR, a US-based print and digital publication dedicated to experiential travel. In a...


India’s Travel Trade Journal presents Athens’ history and contemporary culture

India’s Travel Trade Journal (TTJ) presents Athens’ rich blend of ancient history and contemporary culture in an article published in the magazine’s January 2024 issue. “It's not just about the past;...


Condé Nast Traveler explores Athens' history and future

Condé Nast Traveler Contributor Eleni Gage explores the past, present and future of Athens in a new article published in the magazine’s January/February 2024 issue. Gage explores Athens through her family...


The BBC spotlights Maria Callas in Athens

For the 100th anniversary of the birth of Maria Callas, BBC Journalist Zeinab Badawi was in Athens to explore the life of the divine opera singer and the enduring passion...


City of Athens holds Christmas tree lighting ceremony – photo report by Xinhua

The City of Athens welcomed the holiday season on November 23, with a special tree lighting ceremony at central Syntagma Square. The online edition of Xinhua, China’s state news agency...


Athens’ Maria Callas Museum featured in international media

Athens’ Maria Callas Museum, the world’s first museum dedicated to the legendary Greek soprano, was recently featured in international media. The museum opened its doors in the center of Athens on...


Variety Magazine unveils participants of The Owl Screenwriting Workshop 2023

The Variety Magazine has unveiled the film and television writers who will join the 2023 edition of The Owl Screenwriting Workshop, the innovative project of the Athens Film Office and...


The New Yorker: Athens’ secret history revealed through rescue excavations

The New Yorker explores Athens’ secret history through a mobile app developed by the Dipylon Society, an organization of Greek archaeologists aiming to share significant information emerging from rescue excavations...


New York Times: Six ways to experience Athens like a local

The New York Times has published a six-part guide aiming to help visitors enjoy Athens like locals. The guide offers useful tips on how to experience the Greek capital’s glorious past...


Essential tips for a business trip to Athens

Germany’s “Event Partner” magazine ( offers essential tips for a business trip to Athens. In a recent article published in its online edition, the magazine refers to Athens’ sunny weather...


Time Out magazine reveals the long history of Athens’ open-air cinemas

Athens’ outdoor cinemas are a unique experience for moviegoers and a much-loved tradition for locals that runs every year from early May to late October. According to Time Out magazine, there...


The Financial Times introduces Athens to Chinese travellers

It is Athens’ human touch inviting travellers to revisit the city, says Lucy Cheung, Columnist for the Chinese website of the Financial Times. In her article titled 雅典选择了人情味 (Athens chose the...


City of Athens launches the 2nd Athens City Festival

The celebration of spring in the city we love returns to Athens with more than 250 events throughout May.   The Athens City Festival is a pioneering project of the City of...


Athens is growing its reputation as a hub for handmade clothes

Athens is growing its reputation as a hub for handmade clothes, according to a recent article published in the online edition of the South China Morning Post, an English-language newspaper...

Athens strikes balance between tourism activity and sustainability


Athens strikes balance between tourism activity and sustainability

ADDMA CEO Epaminondas Mousios spoke about Athens’ strategy to balance tourism activity and sustainability in a feature recently published in the online travel news magazine PhocusWire. Titled “Strategies destinations are using to disperse tourists”...


Athens’ contemporary art scene is on the rise

Athens’ contemporary art scene continues to rise as local museums and art galleries launch new exhibitions and projects, winning over visitors. According to an article published in the online edition of Italian...


TV5Monde explores Athens' street art scene

French TV show “Sur Les Murs”, broadcast by TV5Monde, has dedicated two of its latest episodes on Athens’ thriving street art scene. Artist and TV host Richard Orlinski traveled to Athens...


Le Figaro: "The mayors of Istanbul and Athens side by side"

Athens Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis recently chaired the Mayors Summit of the B40 Balkan Cities Network that marked the handover of the B40 Presidency to the City of Athens from Istanbul...


Deutsche Welle Reveals Elefsina’s past and present mysteries

Deutsche Welle (DW) explores Elefsina’s past and present mysteries in an article that was published on its website right before the city's launch as a European Capital of Culture for...


Athens’ architecture featured in "Wallpaper" magazine

Athens’ distinctive architecture is featured in a recent article published by "Wallpaper", an international magazine focusing on architecture, design, art, beauty, fashion and more. According to Archtecture Editor Ellie Stathaki, Athens is experiencing its...


“Athens: The city is the museum” initiative featured on TheMayor.EU

“Athens. The city is the museum”, a joint initiative of the City of Athens, the Greek Tourism Ministry and Google Greece, is featured in a recent article of TheMayor.EU, the...


EasyJet Traveller: How to spend an eco-friendly weekend in Athens

The "EasyJet Traveller" magazine is offering some useful tips on how to spend an eco-friendly weekend in Athens. “The Greek metropolis has a glut of existing or new vegetarian and vegan...


British Airways’ “High Life” magazine explores Athens

British Airways’ "High Life" magazine describes Athens as the “diamond of the eastern Mediterranean”. In its July-August 2022 issue, the magazine explores Athens’ tourism offerings and nearby destinations. “Within 90 minutes of...


ADDMA CEO Vagelis Vlachos spoke to Germany's touristiknews about Athens’ post-Covid comeback

ADDMA CEO Vagelis Vlachos spoke to German website about Athens’ post-Covid comeback during the Aviation-Event 2022 ATH, that took place in the Greek capital on July 1. “We are very...


ADDMA CEO Vagelis Vlachos' interview to CEOWORLD magazine

ADDMA CEO Vagelis Vlachos gave an exclusive interview to CEOWORLD magazine and underlined the Agency's strategy and plans for the future. "Today our identity is all about honesty as well as authenticity, and...


Forbes: Athens is welcoming back both travelers and tourists

Athens is a European city looking past the traditional distinctions drawn between tourists, travelers and other visitors, the Forbes says in a recent article published in its online edition. The magazine...


Athens in National Post

“Experience Athens as an urban explorer in the morning, and a sun-loving beach-goer in the afternoon”, suggests Canada´s National post and incites its readers to check out This is Athens...


Athenian news travelling around the world through The New York Times!

Athenian news traveling around the world through The New York Times! Today's Morning Briefing started with the city's fresh pocket parks, as part of the Municipality's and ADDMA's coordinated efforts towards sustainability. *The...


Our partnership with IAPCO featured in global media

During IBTM World 2021, the Athens Development and Destination Management Agency (ADDMA) and the International Association of Professional Congress Organisers (IAPCO) signed a two year Destination Partnership. As an official...


ADDMA’s CEO Vagelis Vlachos spoke to Newsweek

ADDMA’s CEO Vagelis Vlachos spoke to Newsweek for a special report entitled "Greece: A new way of life". "For sure, we want our visitor economy to continue to grow, but we also want tourism to...


Athens sustainability strategy featured in the magazine "Sustain Europe"

Athens belongs to the future.Athens is embracing the opportunity to become a more sustainable destination by rethinking the traditional divide between visitors and locals. Today it’s clear that tourism cannot...


Mr Vlachos talks to DRV about Athens readiness

“As the world has reopened for tourism, Athens is ready to welcome its visitors with a renewed commitment for safety and sustainability”, said ADDMA’s CEO Vagelis Vlachos in Deutscher Reiseverband (DRV)'s e-magazine. * The...

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Athens Digital Lab

We support youth entrepreneurship with an emphasis on digital education and innovation. 10 new teams are currently working on smart city solutions at Athens Digital Lab, the first Greek municipal...


Palaiovivliopoleio ton Astegon

At this time of year we always like to give back something to the community. This year all of us at the Athens Development and Destination Management Agency (ADDMA) chose...


UnionMigrantNet & Cities Together

Melina Daskalakis, President of ADDMA and Executive Councillor for the support and social inclusion of migrants and refugees attended the UnionMigrantNet & Cities Together for Integration - Network Building Conference...

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