August 2019

Lykavittos Open-air Theater to Get Facelift

The historic Lykavittos open-air theater atop Lycabettus Hill in central Athens, will be getting a facelift as part of an ongoing drive for the overall upgrade of the Greek capital. Renovation plans, budgeted at 1.98 million euros, and including structural reinforcements, seating replacement, power and lighting installations, were tabled earlier this month by the [...]

July 2019

Acropolis Museum to Host August Full Moon Musical Evening

The Acropolis Museum in Athens will host exceptional Greek artists to perform beloved songs on Thursday, August 15, under the August Full Moon. Artists Eirini Toumpaki, Andreas Lafis, Maria Anamaterou and Sotiris Karistinosand their orchestra will perform songs by renowned Greek songwriters and composers – Kostas Makedonas, Lavrentis Mahairitsas, George Dalaras, Haris Alexiou, Dionysis Savvopoulos – at the museum’s entrance [...]

June 2019

Accor: New ‘ibis Styles’ in Athens Opening in July

The newly built ibis Styles Athens Routes hotel in the Greek capital is getting ready to open its doors to guests that want to live the Athenian experience. A brand of Accor, “ibis Styles” is making its Athens debut on Vouliagmenis Avenue in July. Centrally located, the new hotel is inspired by ancient history and contemporary [...]

February 2019

TEMES Gets Majority Control of Hilton Athens

TEMES, a premier destination developer and operator in the high-end tourism and real estate sector, on Friday announced that it has agreed to increase its stake and acquire a controlling interest in Ionian Hotel Enterprises S.A., which owns the landmark Hilton Athens hotel in downtown Athens managed by Hilton. According to an announcement, TEMES entered [...]

January 2019

Ryanair: New Athens – Tel Aviv Route for Summer 2019

Irish low-cost airline Ryanair has announced the launch of a new route connecting Greek capital Athens to Tel Aviv in Israel, as part of its 2019 summer schedule. “The new route will commence in April, and operate four times a week,” said Nikolas Lardis, the company’s Sales and Marketing Manager for the Eastern Mediterranean. Ryanair’s summer [...]

The ‘Kings Palace’ Hotel to Re-enter Athens Hospitality Market in 2020

The building that once housed the historic Kings Palace in central Athens is expected to reopen its doors as a new upscale hotel by 2020. Located on Kriezotou and Panepistimiou streets, in very close distance to Syntagma Square, the property in question was built in Athens at the end of the 1950s by architect Konstantinos Kitsikis.The building was originally [...]

November 2018

Syntagma Square to Welcome New Elia Ermou Athens Hotel

The Elia Ermou Athens, a brand new four-star hotel located near Syntagma Square in the heart of the Greek capital, will soon be ready to welcome guests in a fully reconstructed building. According to an announcement, the investment plan for the hotel’s construction and operation is expected to reach 10 million euros. “The Elia Ermou Athens [...]

August 2018

Grand Hyatt Athens Opens in Greek Capital

The Grand Hyatt Athens, the first Hyatt hotel in the Greek capital and the first Grand Hyatt branded hotel in Greece, has opened its doors, according to an announcement by Hyatt Hotels Corporation. Located on Syngrou Avenue next to the Onassis Cultural Center, the luxury property combines dramatic architecture with innovative design and is easily [...]

March 2018

AIA Hosts ‘Images of Athens’ Exhibition from Benaki Museum

he Athens International Airport (AIA) “Eleftherios Venizelos” is currently hosting an exhibition titled, “Images of Athens from Benaki Museum’s Photographic Archives” in its “Art & Culture” exhibition area at the arrivals level. “This exhibition offers visitors a unique opportunity to travel back in time, to the Athens that no longer exists,” an announcement said. It is taking place [...]

February 2018

More Hotels in Athens, Greece, in 2018

A number of new hotels are expected to open in the Greek capital and Attica (wider Athens region) this year, according to the latest report on Greece’s hospitality industry by GBR Consulting. Starting from the center of Athens, the former 314-room Athens Ledra hotel (and formerly the Ledra Marriott) is expected to re-open in [...]