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Calls for Minoan Civilization, Spinalonga to be Named UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Crete is calling for the inclusion of Minoan Civilization and Spinalonga island on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list.
Posted On 14 Mar 2017

Acropolis Museum to Screen Video of Melina’s Campaign for Return of Parthenon Sculptures

The Acropolis Museum on Monday, March 6, will screen a video about the removal of the Parthenon sculptures by Lord Elgin and Melina Mercouri’s international campaign.
Posted On 03 Mar 2017

Greek Culture Minister Allots €2.5m for Kasta Hill, Amphipolis Works

The culture ministry in Greece has allocated 2.5 million euros for restoration works at Kasta Hill, the excavation site of the Amphipolis tomb.

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center Now State-run

One of the country’s foremost cultural projects, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC), is now in the hands of the Greek state.
Posted On 24 Feb 2017

Greece says ‘No’ to Gucci Fashion Show at Acropolis

Greece’s Central Archaeological Council has rejected Gucci's request to host a fashion show at the Acropolis this summer.
Posted On 14 Feb 2017

The Guardian: Greece’s EMST Among Top 10 New Museum Openings in 2017

Greece’s National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST) in Athens is included on The Guardian's list of the top ten new museum openings around the world.
Posted On 17 Jan 2017

Greek Ministry Says ‘Lost City’ Known Since 19th Century

News of a 2,500-year-old lost city discovered by archaeologists in Greece that has recently taken the media by storm was "corrected" this week by the Greek culture ministry.

Two Greece Discoveries on ‘Archaeology’ Magazine’s Top 10 for 2016

Two archaeological discoveries in Greece have been selected by the editors of Archaeology magazine as this year’s most compelling finds in a feature story titled ‘’Top 10 Discoveries of 2016’’.
Posted On 14 Dec 2016

EU Funds to Back Restoration of Central Greece Monuments

A number of historical monuments and relevant cultural heritage sites located in the Region of Central Greece have received approval by the culture and finance ministries to be allotted EU subsidies for restoration works.
Posted On 09 Dec 2016

UNESCO Inscribes Greek ‘Momoeria’ Custom on Cultural Heritage List

UNESCO has inscribed the centuries old custom of the “Momoeria” held annually in the wider Kozani region, northern Greece, on its Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity this week.
Posted On 01 Dec 2016

Greece’s Ancient Amphipolis Site May Reveal Second Structure

Ongoing excavation works at the Amphipolis tomb, which has had the world on edge as to the identity of the person buried there, may have uncovered a new structure.
Posted On 30 Nov 2016

Major Central Greece Monuments to Get Upgrade

Preservation and upgrade works on major archaeological and historical monuments and sites in Central Greece are set to begin funded with 5.5 million euros by the EU.

Centuries Later Jesus’ Tomb Sees Light of Day

A conservation team headed by the National Technical University of Athens working on a restoration project of the Holy Edicule, the shrine that surrounds the stone tomb believed to belong to Christ, peeled back marble slabs dating back to at last 1555 AD covering the original...
Posted On 31 Oct 2016

Ministry to Fund Hub for the Promotion of Greek Culture, Creative Industries

Greece will allocate NSRF funds of 3.7 million euros for the creation of the so-called “Acropole Palace Creative Hub” in Athens to support entrepreneurship.

National Archaeological Museum in Athens Celebrates 150 Years with New Exhibit

The National Archaeological Museum in Athens is celebrating its 150th anniversary since its foundation and has announced the new exhibition "Odysseys" as the main commemorative event.
Posted On 30 Sep 2016

Antikythera Shipwreck May Shed Light into Ancient Travel Ways

The skeletal remains found at a 2,000-year-old shipwreck off the Greek island of Antikythera may shed light into the habits of ancient travelers and what caused the ship’s sinking, the Greek culture ministry said recently.

Greek Berkeley Student Wins Oscar for Refugee Crisis Film

Daphne Matziaraki is one of 17 students to win during the 43rd Student Academy Awards competition in Los Angeles this week out of 1,749 submissions, joining the ranks of past winners Pete Docter, Spike Lee and Robert Zemeckis.

NE Aegean Islands Get EU Funding Priority for Monuments

Over 10 million euros in EU funding have been allocated for the restoration of a number of monuments on the northeastern Greek islands.
Posted On 23 Aug 2016

Athens’ 2,000-year-old ‘Aerides’ Clocktower Opens to the Public

The 2,000-year-old marble clocktower known as the “Aerides” (meaning winds) in the heart of Athens, in the Roman Agora just north of the Acropolis, will open to the public following extensive restoration works.
Posted On 19 Aug 2016

Heraklion’s Venetian Fortress Reopens to the Sound of Music

With an August full moon from above to the tune of music from within, the famed Koules Fortress in the town of Heraklion, Crete, reopens its doors on August 18 after six years of restoration works.
Posted On 18 Aug 2016