Greece Is Athens Winter 2018-19 Available This Weekend

New hotels, record tourist arrivals, prestigious awards and rave reviews from the international press all speak to Athens' rise as a year-round destination.


The latest print issue of Greece Is magazine – Greece Is Athens Winter 2018-19, will be available this weekend (22-23/12) together with The New York Times International Edition – Kathimerini English Edition everywhere international press is sold throughout Greece.

The Athens of the cooler months is a city that traditionally few foreign visitors have experienced. Only a few years ago, as the summer drew to a close, the numbers of tourists winding their way up to the Acropolis would dwindle to a trickle, major hotels would remain empty but for business travelers, and the city would once again turn inward.

Yet, as has been noted by major international news outlets and magazines, Athens is increasingly becoming established as a vibrant year-round city break destination, moving beyond being merely a summer stopover for travelers on their way to the islands. Most recently, Le Figaro noted in an article dedicated to Athens that “winter really suits the city”.

The weather may not be amenable to sunbathing on the beaches of the Athens Riviera, but the cooler temperatures and thinner crowds certainly make for more pleasant trips to the Parthenon where the summer sun can be brutal. And beyond the timeless draws such as the treasures of the Acropolis Museum and National Archaeological Museum, there are no end of gems new and old to discover for eating, drinking, culture and entertainment. To visit is to understand why 95% of respondents to a recent tourism satisfaction survey performed by GBR Consulting stated that they would recommend the city as a holiday destination to friends and family.

Over the 161 pages of Greece Is Athens Winter 2018-19 you can discover all of the diverse elements that make up the increasingly rich and diverse tapestry of modern Athens: essential stops; exciting new openings; major international exhibitions; the city’s quirky new boutique hotels; the exciting art scene that is continuing to build on the energy brought by documenta 14; and the rise of hubs and shared work spaces catering to the international digital nomads who are choosing to make Athens their home.

So don’t miss your chance to pick up a copy of the magazine at the newsstand together with The New York Times International Edition this weekend.

Alternatively Greece Is Athens will also be available for free as long as supplies last at a number of locations around the capital, including the Acropolis Museum, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, the National History Museum and the Museum of Cycladic Art.

In the near future it will also be available online on our website (on the homepage scroll down to where it says “Read Our Magazines”), and you will be able to order a hard copy from our e-shop.


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