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UNESCO Names Greece’s Rebetiko Song Heritage of Humanity

The rebetiko music genre - known as the Greek blues - has been included on UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity list.

Greece Looks to Connect Tourism with Culture

Ways to connect tourism with culture to promote Greece as a year round destination were discussed during a workshop held by the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE).

Stolen Antiquities Return to Greece from Austria

A total of 26 Greek ancient artifacts, which were illegally taken out of Greece during the German occupation, were recently returned to the country.

Amphipolis Site Restoration Enters €1.5m EU Funding Program

Authorities have managed to secure 1.5 million euros in EU funding for the restoration, maintenance and promotion of the Kasta tomb at the Amphipolis site.

Central Macedonia Region Launches Video on Alexander the Great and Aristotle

In efforts to promote the area’s cultural heritage, the Region of Central Macedonia recently launched a video which features Alexander the Great and philosopher Aristotle.

Athens’ National Museum of Contemporary Art Ready for Action in 2018

The National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST) located in the heart of Athens, will be fully operational next year, according to director Katerina Koskina.

Greek Culture Ministry to Claim Stolen Antiquities Offered for Sale in London

The Culture Ministry in Athens will claim two stolen ancient Greek vases of the classical period that were recently offered for sale in London.

Milos Mayor Aims to Bring Venus de Milo Back to Greece by 2020

The mayor of Milos, Gerasimos Damoulakis, has launched a campaign aiming for the Venus de Milo statue to be returned to the Greek island by 2020.

UNESCO Head, Athens Mayor Discuss Culture and Tourism in Greek Capital

Athens is a modern vibrant city that offers many things to experience as a contemporary art stage, according to the Greek capital's mayor, Georgios Kaminis.

Greek Culture Minister Denies ‘London Times’ Parthenon Marbles Story

Greek Culture Minister Lydia Koniordou has denied a London Times report that Greece is taking legal action to win back the Parthenon Marbles.

Greece’s Archaeological Sites, Museums Change Operating Hours

Greece’s archaeological sites and state museums, operating on extended hours, have changed their schedule in order to close by sunset.

Zominthos Excavation on Crete Reveals New Minoan Finds

The latest excavations at the site of Zominthos on Crete’s Mount Psiloritis have brought to light two new entrances and a staircase in the Minoan-era palace.

Greece and Italy Sign Memorandum of Cooperation on Culture

In efforts to prevent the illicit trafficking of antiquities and protect cultural heritage, Greece and Italy signed a memorandum of cooperation in the field of culture.

Greece, Cyprus Join Forces in Culture

Greek Culture Minister Lydia Koniordou and her Cypriot counterpart Costas Kadis have signed a memorandum of understanding to mutually promote cultural heritage.

More Ancient Treasures Come to Light at Kythira Shipwreck

More ancient treasures were uncovered by marine archaeologists at underwater excavations of the legendary shipwreck, the Mentor, at Kythira.

Advocates Reject Greece Claiming the Parthenon Marbles Through Brexit Talks

The idea of linking the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece with the Brexit negotiations is not finding support by advocates of the cause in London.

Knossos to Host ‘Minos’ Opera Tribute to Cretan Explorer Kalokairinos

The archaeological site of Knossos on Crete, will host in its central court for the first time on September 28 the opera titled “Minos" written by Marielli Sfakianaki.

Greeks Call for Parthenon Marbles Issue to be Part of Brexit Talks

The Greek government is requesting that the issue of the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece be part of the Brexit negotiations citing EU treaty law.

Thessaloniki Archaeological Museum Now Hosting the ‘Enchanted’ Caryatids

Replicas of Thessaloniki’s Caryatids will be featuring at the Thessaloniki Archaeological Museum, where they will officially go on display.

Aegina Int’l Music Festival Features the Classics & More 

More than 400 performers will be taking the stage in 85 concerts during the 12th Aegina International Music Festival to run through to August 27.