Urban Life

Moisis Elisaf: The Man with a Bold Plan for Ioannina

The election of Greece’s first Jewish mayor, Moisis Elisaf, was a surprise to some. But Ioannina embraced his outward-looking vision.

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Urban Life

Municipal Crews Clean Up Exarchia and Kolonaki Squares

The cleanups are to continue every Sunday, said the new mayor of Athens, Kostas Bakoyannis, aimed at improving quality of life.

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Urban Life

Athens Anti-Tagging Initiative Issues Open Call for Artists

Along with an extensive effort to remove and prevent vandalism in the historic center, Athens Partnership asks local artists to help beautify the city.

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CULTURE & LIFESTYLE

Innovative City of Trikala Taking the Lead in the War Against Smoking

In a country where anti-smoking laws are only patchily observed or enforced at best, forward-thinking Trikala is bucking the trend.

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Urban Life

Thessaloniki Gets Its Moon Back

The sculpture of a crescent moon was a feature of the Thessaloniki waterfront until it was vandalized several years ago. Now its back.

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Urban Life

Athens Named European Capital of Innovation for 2018

At the Web Summit in Lisbon, the capital received a 1 million-euro award for its tenacity and resourcefulness in a time of social and economic challenges.

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Urban Life

National Library Stripped of Graffiti

The Municipality of Athens is escalating its operation to remove graffiti from its landmarks

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Urban Life

Athens Mayor Gets Tough on Graffiti

Giorgos Kaminis vows to clean up the city’s repeatedly vandalized walls

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