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Museums and Sites to be Accessible to People with Special Needs

A special inter-ministerial meeting on the Olympic Games last month reiterated promises to render Athens more compatible with the needs of physically disabled people ahead of next September's Paralympics.
Posted On 01 Nov 2003

Another Step Back for Acropolis Museum Project

The Council of State reportedly said the supreme administrative court has rejected as illegal initial plans for the 94-million-euro glass and concrete New Acropolis Museum project.
Posted On 01 Aug 2003

Dora Stratou Performances Underway

In the idyllic surroundings of Philopappou Hill, opposite the Acropolis, in the Dora Stratou garden-theatre, regional cultures come to life during the warm Athenian summer nights.
Posted On 01 Jul 2003

Athens Festival Readies For New Season

Hellenic Festival has announced its program for both the Athens Festival and Epidaurus Festival. The Athens Festival begins June 2 with Andrea Bocelli in Concert. Programs continue through until September 28. These include opera, classical and contemporary dance, orchestras,...
Posted On 01 May 2003

Another Museum Closed For Renovations

One by one, Greece's major archaeological museums are closing down for refurbishment ahead of the 2004 Olympic Games. The fear expressed by Greece's travel professionals is that this simultaneous rush will leave many visitors over the next year and one-half standing enraged...
Posted On 01 Feb 2003

Acropolis Gets New Museum

The new Acropolis Museum, designed by architects Bernard Tschumi and Michalis Fotiadis, soon begins construction so as to meet the completion date of August 2004. Plans foresee a plain yet somewhat elegant building that takes nothing from the wonder of a first sight of the...

New Acropolis Museum Ready For 2004 Olympic Games

Pressure will be exerted on Britain internationally to return the Elgin marble collection of sculptures taken from the Parthenon, albeit in the form of a "long-term loan," as the 2004 Olympics approach, said Culture Minister Evangelos Venizelos last month.

A Four-year Cultural Plan Announced

Greece's cultural ministry recently announced four-year cultural activity plan in view of 2004 Athens Olympics. The project is called the Cultural Olympiad and will include large-scale events. The cultural ministry has formulated a budget of some 35 billion drachmas for the...

Extended Hours for Greek Museums and Sites

The Greek Culture Ministry last month announced extended visiting for the country’s main museums, archaeological sites and national monuments. Opening hours for visitors from May 10 until June 30 are from 0800 to 1900 hours daily, except Mondays for some (Acropolis, Olympia,...

Greek Tourism Museum Planned

An association made up of Greek women in the tourism profession recently decided to create a Greek tourism museum somewhere within the central Athens area.

Jewish Museum Greece Doubles Number Of Visitors

The Jewish Museum of Greece, considered the fourth in importance throughout Europe, hosts some 7,000 artifacts of historical and religious importance. And after its move to new quarters, the museum doubled its annual number of visitors.