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Summer Dose of Culture as Athens Festival Readies to Kick Off

The annual Athens Festival and its “cultural counterpart”, the Epidaurus Festival, are off to a fresh start this year with a new director and some 80 productions for all tastes to hit the stage come June.
Posted On 27 May 2016

Hellenic Post Celebrates Aristotle with Commemorative Stamp Series

Marking 2,400 years since the birth of Greek philosopher Aristotle, the Hellenic Post (ELTA) is issuing a commemorative set of stamps paying tribute to one of the world’s greatest thinkers to be presented during the “Aristotle 2400 Years” world congress which kicks off on Monday...
Posted On 23 May 2016

Culture Ministry wants to get Greece in the Movies

Greek Culture Minister Aristides Baltas said that one of the main priorities of his ministry is to establish a Film Commission to attract and support foreign movie productions in Greece.
Posted On 18 May 2016

Greece Still Pondering Best Way to Get Parthenon Marbles Back

The Greek government is moving ahead with a series of political and diplomatic actions towards the repatriation of the Parthenon Marbles which were illegally removed from the Parthenon by Lord Elgin in the 1800s and have for almost two centuries resided in the British Museum.

Show Time for Greece’s National Museum of Contemporary Art

A former brewery, Greece’s National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST) will welcome its first visitors on May 19, commemorating International Museum Day, with a series of events, exhibitions, shows and interactive happenings.

National Archaeological Museum in Athens to be Honored on ‘International Museum Day’

The International Council of Museums (ICOM) – Hellenic National Committee will honor the National Archaeological Museum in Athens on the occasion of International Museum Day 2016 on Wednesday, May 18.
Posted On 09 May 2016

Turkish Airlines Offers Passengers Special ‘Journey’ to Benaki Museum in Greece

Turkish Airlines' passengers to Greece can now experience a journey in Greek culture at the Benaki Museum with just their boarding pass and one euro in hand.
Posted On 05 May 2016

C. Macedonia Region Looks to Tap into Amphipolis Site as Tourism Asset

The Northern Greece archaeological site of Amphipolis, which had the world on edge two years ago as to the identity of the person buried there, has been proposed by the Central Macedonia Region to be named cultural heritage site within the European Territorial Cooperation Program...
Posted On 26 Apr 2016

Easter Opening Times for Attractions in Greece

The Greek Culture Ministry has announced the opening hours of all state archaeological sites, monuments and museums during Holy Week.
Posted On 22 Apr 2016

Nine Years Later Kythera Museum Up ‘n’ Running

It took nine years to get the Archaeological Museum on the island of Kythera back in shape and at noon on May 7, Culture Minister Aristides Baltas will hand it over to the public.
Posted On 22 Apr 2016

Free Admission to Greek Monuments and Sites on Monday, April 18

Greek historical monuments and archaeological sites are taking part in the celebration of International Day for Monuments and Sites on Monday, April 18, and will be open free of charge.
Posted On 15 Apr 2016

Hefty Admission Rate Hikes at Greek Museums

The Acropolis and the site of Knossos on Crete will be the costliest to get into after the Greek culture ministry recently announced admission fee hikes.
Posted On 01 Apr 2016

Ancient Theater of Larissa Opens to the Public

The open-air Ancient Theatre of Larissa will open its doors to the general public for the first time on April 1.
Posted On 30 Mar 2016

Goulandris Museum Pagrati to Welcome Modern Art Lovers Next Year

Contemporary art lovers will be able as of next year to indulge in their favorite masterpieces at the Goulandris Museum of Contemporary Art, to open in the central Pagrati neighborhood of Athens in February 2017.

KEPE Report: Cultural Tourism Next Big Thing, Greece Lagging Behind

Cultural tourism is one of the fastest growing markets worldwide and yet Greece seems to be lagging behind, according to findings announced by the Athens-based Center of Planning and Economic Research (KEPE).
Posted On 26 Feb 2016

Three Greek Cities Shortlisted for ‘European Capital of Culture 2021’ Title

Eleusina, Kalamata and Rhodes were shortlisted on Friday in the competition for the title of European Capital of Culture 2021 in Greece.
Posted On 26 Feb 2016

European Capital of Culture 2021: 14 Cities in Greece Running for the Title

Corfu, Delphi, Eleusina, Ioannina, Kalamata, Larissa, Lesvos, Messolonghi, Piraeus, Rhodes, Salamina, Samos, Tripoli and Volos are candidate cities for the title of European Capital of Culture in 2021.
Posted On 24 Feb 2016

SNFCC Ready to Launch, Gives Media Sneak Peak

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC), one of the country’s largest infrastructure projects to house the Greek National Opera, a two-million-book National Library and the 170,000m2 Stavros Niarchos Park on the Faliro Bay shoreline, will welcome visitors at the...
Posted On 23 Feb 2016

Athenian Society Seeks Legal Recourse Over Parthenon Marbles

A local cultural group, the Athenian Society, has decided this week to appeal to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) against Britain for its unwillingness to participate in mediation talks under the Intergovernmental Committee for Promoting the Return of Cultural Property...
Posted On 19 Feb 2016

Acropolis to Close on Feb 12 Due to Staff Walk Out

Employees of the Acropolis in Athens are staging a walkout on Friday, February 12, from 12 noon to closing time.
Posted On 10 Feb 2016