Athens is successfully fighting against graffiti pollution
A global fundraising effort to support the anti-graffiti campaign in Athens has been launched by The Hellenic Initiative (THI).
Mayor of Athens Kostas Bakoyannis said: “Step by step, with well-thought out initiatives that include public-private sector collaborations through “Adopt the City” program, we are restoring the charm and glory of the great city Athenians and visitors remember and introducing it to new friends from all over the world. We thank THI for its love for our city and its generous support”.
Areas like the neighbourhood Plaka are becoming much cleaner and more beautiful both for Athenians and tourists thanks to the city of Athens efforts.
By cleaning the streets and treating the walls with anti-graffiti materials that resist new illegal posters and make cleaning new graffiti easy, Plaka will become even more beautiful, reports Greek City Times.
Drake Behrakis, THI Board Member said: “Plaka is the showplace of ancient Athens and in many ways the heart of the city. It is a monument that belongs not just to Greece and Greeks but to all of us. We are proud to join in sponsoring this program and hope to encourage others to participate”.
Peter Poulos, THI’s Executive Director said: “As a life-long visitor to Athens, and resident since 2007, I am very impressed with the progress this administration has made in caring for and beautifying the city. THI is delighted to work with AP on this important project”.
The City of Athens has completed 40 cleaning and anti-graffiti projects in the past year, restoring the appeal of areas like Omonia Square, Patision and Panepistimiou avenues, and the popular Thision and Monastiraki districts.
Photo credit: Greek City Times