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Athens Municipality Cooperates with Mastercard to Promote Tourism

ATHENS – For the third consecutive year, the Municipality of Athens is collaborating with Mastercard, with the aim of supporting tourism in Athens. Through the “Stay in Athens” initiative, which is held under the auspices of the Athens Municipality’s official tourist guide ‘This is Athens’, the city is presented as an ideal autumn city-break destination, through a series of exclusive offers for travel with Aegean, accommodation and experiences in the city, only for Mastercard® cardholders.

This year’s initiative is aimed at visitors from the countries of Germany and Austria, who will choose Greece for their autumn holidays.

Specifically, from November 1 to November 27, through www.stay-in-athens.gr, visitors from abroad and Mastercard holders will have the opportunity to enjoy preferential prices for accommodation in selected hotels in Athens. In addition, they will have the opportunity to discover the capital through a wide range of cultural experiences, specially designed for “Stay in Athens”. The action is supported by Aegean, which provides an exclusive 30% discount on the price of the air ticket for visitors from Germany and Austria who book their tickets through www.stay-in-athens.gr.

One of the most interesting cultural experiences that the travelers of the two countries will be able to enjoy will take place at the Cycladic Museum. In particular, travelers who take advantage of the initiative will have the opportunity to participate in – among other things – the ‘In touch with Cycladic Culture’ programme. In collaboration with the Cycladic Museum of Athens, a thematic tour was created, also accessible to people with visual impairments. The tour also includes the newly constructed mobile showcase with marble or resin replicas of exhibits.

The mayor of Athens, Kostas Bakoyannis, on the occasion of the “Stay in Athens” initiative, in his statement, among other things, stressed: “We are working again this year with the Mastercard and AEGEAN companies, in a programme that attracts high-quality tourism to our city, strengthening its economy. Athens now ranks among the top travel destinations, offering its visitors ideal conditions for holidays all year round. It is no coincidence that the Greek capital, through the Development and Tourism Promotion Company of the Municipality of Athens, was awarded this year as Europe’s leading cultural destination. We continue with a comprehensive plan and vision.”

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