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The Owl Screenwriting Workshop kicks off in Athens

Ten Greek and foreign professional film and television screenwriters gathered in Athens earlier in November to participate in the first phase of The Owl Screenwriting Workshop, which is organized by...


Greek Meetings Alliance Inks Strategic Partnership with IFES

The members of the Greek Meetings Alliance (GMA) announced the creation of a new strategic partnership with the International Federation of Exhibition and Event Services (IFES) that will bring new...


Athens is Europe’s Leading Cultural City Destination for 2023

Athens has been named Europe’s Leading Cultural City Destination 2023 at the World Travel Awards! The news was announced during the WTA Europe Gala Ceremony 2023 that was held in Batumi...


Semi-final of the International Emmy Awards Comes to Athens

The organization leading the International Emmy Awards selected Athens to host a Semi-Final Judging event, a crucial step leading to the globally recognized television awards. The Athens Film Office of the...


The Semi-Finals of the International Emmy Awards to be held in Athens with the support of the Athens Film Office and Nova

The Athens Film Office of the City of Athens and Nova have been invited to host the Semi-Final selection process for two categories of the International Emmy Awards. The City...


"The Owl": Applications open for the international script development workshop

Aiming to promote Athens as a film-friendly destination, the City of Athens, ADDMA and the Athens Film Office are, once again, organizing “The Owl”, the annual script development workshop for Greek and...


Athens among Top 10 MICE destinations in 2022

Athens ranks 8th in the world as a conference, meetings, and events destination according to the “Country – and City – Rankings for 2022”, that was released by the International...


2nd Athens City Festival attracts over 175,000 Athenians and visitors

More than 175,000 Athenians and visitors took part in the 2nd Athens City Festival, the month-long event organized by the City of Athens at 104 locations across the city. Participation...


9th Travel Trade Athens puts the Greek capital at the center of the global tourism market

Over 160 representatives from the Greek and international tourism industry met in Athens for the 9th Travel Trade Athens, the signature annual B2B event of the City of Athens organized...


Athens City Festival returns to the Greek capital in May

The Athens City Festival returns to the Greek capital in May, with over 200 activities and events for Athenians and visitors of all ages. Set to take place for a second...


ADDMA honored with the Aviation Media Award 2022

ADDMA was honored with the Aviation Media Award 2022 at the Aviation-Event 2023, the international conference for the aviation industry that took place in Cluj, Romania, on March 24. ADDMA received...


“Salade Grecque”: The new series filmed in Athens to premiere on Amazon Prime

“Salade Grecque”, the French TV series which was filmed in Athens in 2022, will premiere on Amazon Prime Video France in April. The eight-episode series is the sequel of a French...

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"Tehran": New season to start filming in Athens

Athens will, once again, become the film location of “Tehran”, the Israeli espionage thriller of Apple TV+. Directed by Daniel Syrkin, “Tehran’s” 3rd season will film in central locations as...


New tourism campaign promotes Athens to New York and London

Athens’ tourism campaign video “You Belong in Athens” was recently broadcast on digital billboards in two of the world’s busiest locations: Times Square in New York and the London Tube. Carried...


Athens signs memorandum of cooperation with Greece’s travel and tourist agencies

As part of its strategy to promote Athens globally as a year-round tourism destination, the City of Athens, through ADDMA, has signed a memorandum of cooperation with the Hellenic Association...


Greek Meetings Alliance Presented to Tourism Professionals in Thessaloniki

Following its launch in Athens earlier this year, the Greek Meetings Alliance (GMA) was presented to tourism professionals in Thessaloniki, at the 37th International Tourism Philoxenia Exhibition that took place...


Athens Named World's Leading Cultural City Destination for 2022

Athens has received the title of the World's Leading Cultural City Destination at the World Travel Awards 2022. It is Athens’ first international distinction in this significant competition among other landmark...


Greek Meetings Alliance: A strong partnership for the promotion of MICE tourism

This is Athens-Convention & Visitors Bureau (This is Athens-CVB), the Hellenic Association of Professional Congress Organizers & Destination Event Specialists (HAPCO & DES) and the Thessaloniki Convention Bureau (TCB) have...


Athens wins two titles at World Travel Awards Europe 2022

The City of Athens has won two prestigious titles at the World Travel Awards Europe 2022. Athens has been named “Europe's Leading Cultural City Destination 2022” while This is Athens and...


Athens Sustainability Stories Competition launched for tourism enterprises in the City of Athens

The Green Destinations foundation, with the support of the Athens Development and Destination Management Agency (ADDMA) and Google Greece, has launched the Athens Sustainability Stories Competition, an initiative aiming to promote...


"The Owl": Script development workshop organized by ADDMA and the Athens Film Office

The Athens Development and Destination Management Agency (ADDMA) and the Athens Film Office are organizing “The Owl”, an annual script development workshop for Greek and foreign scriptwriters. The workshop will be...


Athens lays out strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 61% by 2030

Athens has laid out a strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 61% until 2030. An updated climate action plan was approved recently by the Athens City Council that lays the foundation for...


ADDMA participated in the "Re-ally tourism" meeting in Athens

ADDMA participated in the meeting of the “Re-ally tourism - the Hellenic and European travel agents’ initiative” that took place in Athens on May 11. Organized by the Hellenic Association of...


ADDMA and the Athens Film Office support Iris Awards 2022

The Athens Development and Destination Management Agency (ADDMA) and the Athens Film Office supported the Iris Awards 2022. Organized by the Hellenic Film Academy, the awards took place at the Alsos...


This is Athens City Festival: Over 50,000 people participated in 100+ events in May

Over 50,000 Athenians and visitors took part in more than 100 events of the This is Athens City Festival, which was organized by the City of Athens during May 1-31. After...


Athens builds momentum in global tourism market at Travel Trade Athens 2022

Athens re-established its leading presence in the global tourism market during the 8th Travel Trade Athens 2022. The event is a catalyst for the dynamic and sustainable return of visitors to...


CEO Vlachos welcomes the 11th annual conference of the Hellenic Association of Professional Congress Organizers (HAPCO)

"Τhe City of Athens promotes investment in sustainable development and infrastucture, and is constantly evolving in order to improve the residents’ quality of life and attract visitors and investment. In...


ADDMA CEO Vlachos elected to board of City Destinations Alliance

Congratulations to the CEO of ADDMA, Vagelis Vlachos, after being elected as a Board Member of City Destinations Alliance - formerly known as European Cities Marketing - during the recent international conference in...


Attracting investment in Athens is one of our top priorities

ADDMA CEO Vagelis Vlachos and Head of Strategy Alexia Panagiotopoulos attended MIPIMWorld, Europe's top real estate event in Cannes, in order to promote and encourage investment to the City of Athens.  This...


GSTC completes assessment of Athens as a sustainable destination

Athens is changing! The city’s evaluation as a sustainable destination by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) has finished with excellent results. The City of Athens began Athens’ evaluation process through the Athens...


The City of Athens Accessible to All

Athens is becoming accessible to all. On the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the City of Athens completed the first stage of a pilot project to...


New destination partnership between ADDMA & IAPCO

The City of Athens and the International Association of Professional Congress Organisers (IAPCO) are joining forces through a new Destination Partnership completed during IBTM World 2021. Earlier today, Vagelis Vlachos, CEO of the...


ADDMA participates in the ECM Annual Meeting, in Madrid

This week, ADDMA travels to Spain participating in some of the most significant tourism events of the year! The first stop is Madrid, where Mr. Vagelis Vlachos presents Athens' strategy towards sustainability, in...


‘Tehran’ wins best drama at International Emmy Awards

"Tehran" won the best drama series award, putting Athens in the spotlight of the International Emmy Awards 2021!  The impressive production of Apple TV was shot almost entirely in our city...


"Capacity Building of Destination Stakeholders" by ADDMA and GSTC

The Sustainable Tourism Industry, the Supply Chain and the Carbon Footprint were the main topics of the second webinar of the seminar series "Capacity Building of Destination Stakeholders" organized by...


Athens cultural agenda for December

With the festive season approaching, dozens of cultural events are scheduled for the capital in coming weeks, in addition to ongoing events continuing in December, all of which promises to...


International exposure for Athens during IMEX America, in Las Vegas

Last week, our team joined IMEX America, hosted in Las Vegas!  IMEX is an international exhibition that innovates, inspires and presents new opportunities for the global meetings industry and we are...


ADDMA joins WTM London 2021

Until today, ADDMA joins the Region of Attica at the WTM London 2021 that takes place in a hybrid form. The ADDMA team participates in pre-arranged virtual meetings, promoting Athens as a destination...


IAPCO Council 2021, hosted in Athens

The IAPCO (International Association of Professional Congress Organisers) Council 2021 took place  in Athens from the 29th to the 31st of October. The Council’s programme included exclusive tours and site inspections, giving the...


Reaching the US market, at the Greek Tourism and Gastronomy Workshop

The 3-day Greek Tourism and Gastronomy Workshop kicked off this afternoon and Athens is there, reaching the United States market!Representatives from ADDMA will join the virtual event, participate n B2B...


Athens cultural agenda for November

Athens’ cultural agenda is blossoming this autumn season, events including art exhibitions, plays, as well as concerts, including by touring international acts.   38th Athens Marathon. The Authentic  The 38th Athens Classic Marathon, The Authentic...


ADDMA meets Jordan Tourism Board

ADDMA encourages creative dialogue and cooperation for the City of Athens. We welcomed representatives from the Jordan Tourism Board and the Embassy of Jordan in Athens and exchanged ideas and business practices.


EUROENGEO hosted in Athens

Conferences are safely returning to Athens! The European Regional Conference of the International Association of Engineering, Geology and the Environment (EUROENGEO 2020) took place in Athens this past weekend in...


ADDMA supports the Athens Democracy Forum

ADDMA proudly supports the 9th Athens Democracy Forum! From September 20th to the 1st of October, the established annual event will explore the themes of “Resilience and Renewal”, hosting distinguished guests from...


Athens cultural agenda for October

The cultural venues of Athens offer plenty in October, highlights including concerts, art exhibitions and plays featuring gifted artists. The pandemic may continue to require restrictive measures and social distancing...


Athens returns to global tourism market during Travel Trade Athens 2021

  Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis: “The tourism product of Athens is adapting and evolving.” Athens is back on the map of the global tourism market and promoting itself as an international tourism destination...


7.7 million euros to support culture in Athens

Kostas Bakoyannis: "Our goal is to keep the city's businesses alive" The end of this unprecedented crisis must find cultural businesses, alive and able to sustain job positions and, consequently, to...

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#BetterinAthens campaign

The City of Athens and the Athens Development and Destination Management Agency have just launched the #BetterinAthens campaign, starring Athens' digital nomads. In this new era where remote-working is king, Athens...


A very Merry Christmas

A very Merry Christmas from Athens and the Athens Development and Destination Management Agency! *The city is preparing for the return of tourism and Athens will soon be ready to welcome...


Strategic collaboration of the Athens Film Office with the Greek Film Centre

The goal is to attract film producers in Athens Aiming at the promotion of Athens as a film destination and attracting audiovisual producers, the Athens Film Office (AFO) of the Municipality...


"Gopa project" expands to Athenian neighborhoods 

  Τhe city cleanliness and recycling rates improvement are the main goals of the Municipality of Athens in the context of everyday urban culture. Towards this direction, an -already- successful and...


The City of Athens supports businesses and employees of the city with activities amounting to 40 million euros

With a wide spectrum of initiatives amounting to 40 million euros - which derive, mainly, from European resources - the City of Athens will support the city economy within the...

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