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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.

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.

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.

Free August Full Moon Events Across Greece to Mesmerize

Not one or two but four days of free full moon fun are in store for visitors and locals across Greece in celebration of the August full moon on Thursday, with dozens of archaeological sites and museums including Athens’ Temple of Olympian Zeus, Cape Sounion, the castle town of...

Syros’ 1st Rebetiko Fest ‘Sings’ the Greek Blues

The Cycladic island of Syros will pay tribute to the Greek blues, aka the “rebetiko”, with five days full of music and more during the 1st Rebetiko Festival: Markos Vamvakaris’ Syros to run from August 31 to September 4.

Rhodes Acropolis to Get Facelift

Plans for the creation of a fully-fledged archaeological park aiming to both highlight and preserve Rhodes’ famed Acropolis are in the pipeline, according to the Region of the South Aegean.

Leave Your Worries Behind @ Greece’s Biggest River Party

It’s time to chill out with plenty of music, fun and friends at the historic 38th River Party at Nestorio, Kastoria in northern Greece, where the pulsating energy of thousands promises to keep you footloose and worry free for five whole days on August 3-7.

Architect Heim Reveals Vision for New Delos Museum

Distinguished architect Jean-Pierre Heim shared his vision and plans for a new archaeological museum on the Greek island of Delos, with Culture Minister Aristides Baltas earlier this week, at a meeting also attended by Hellenic Association of Tourist & Travel Agencies (fedHATTA)...

An Avant-garde Take @ Syros Int’l Film Fest this Week

Alternative, art, avant-garde, B-Movies, burlesque, comedy, film noir, foreign or independent or just some of the flicks to be screened at this year’s Syros International Film Festival (SIFF), which kicks off tomorrow (July 28) in the capital Ermoupolis and runs through to August 1.

Greece’s New Vergina Museum in Macedonia to Open in 2017

The new Museum of Vergina in Macedonia is scheduled to open its doors to the public in 2017 with “Aigai: The first city of the Macedonians, from Hercules to Alexander the Great - In Memory of Aigai" after gaining access to EU funding.

Greece’s Philippi Inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List

The archaeological site of Philippi in Northern Greece has been inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List, it was announced during the 40th session of the World Heritage Committee in Istanbul, Turkey.

Ancient Milos Theatre Gets Makeover, Back as a ‘Beacon of Culture’

The ancient marble theater on the Greek island of Milos is back in action after undergoing six years of restoration works.

Twin Kouros Statues Find their Way Home @ Ancient Corinth Museum

The Archaeological Museum of Ancient Corinth welcomes two life-sized “Kouros” statues to its vast collection of antiquities.

Greek Mythology Inspires Underwater Museum Near Volos

Some 100 sculptures inspired by the myth of Jason and the Argonauts will be submerged into the waters of the Pagasitikos Gulf at the coastal town of Volos, in central Greece, for the creation of an underwater museum.

Greek Travel Agents Have Culture Tourism High on Agenda

The Federation of Hellenic Associations of Tourist & Travel Agencies (fedHATTA) has announced that it will include the Athens-Epidaurus Festival event program within the culture section of its tourism action plan “Dodeka” for it to receive more exposure.

Chios Mastic Museum Opens, Celebrates Greek Nature’s Wondrous ‘Tear’

The mastic of Chios, its harvest and its secrets take center stage thanks to a new museum which opened its doors to the public this weekend in the village of Pyrgi.

New Digital Classroom @Acropolis Museum Makes Learning Fun

The Acropolis Museum now takes pride in its new digital classroom - the first of its kind in Greece - complete with the latest in technology to make learning fun and effective presented at a special ceremony last week.

Minister Kountoura Applauds Arsakeio Students for Tourism App

Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura recently praised the students of the Arsakeio lyceum for the design and implementation of a virtual tour application for the archaeological site of Bassae, home to the Temple of Apollo Epicurius.

Ancient Palace of Nestor in Messinia Re-opens to Public

The ancient Palace of Nestor in Messinia near Pylos, will re-open to the public after three years of restoration works on Sunday, during a special inaugural event at noon by Greek Culture Minister Aristides Baltas.

Ancient Greek City Philippi Vies for Spot on UNESCO World Heritage List

The ancient Greek city of Philippi is vying for a spot on UNESCO’s World Heritage List, which will be drawn up and presented during the 40th session of the Committee at the Istanbul Congress Center in Turkey on July 10-20.