For the first time in almost a century, the ceremonial Orthodox Blessing of the Waters will take place tomorrow in Smyrna (modern-day Izmir, Turkey) for the Great Feast of Theophany (known as “Fota”) on January 6.
In efforts to bring in much needed revenue and at the same time keep tourists flowing, Rhodes local authorities are taking a daring proposal by a group of young scientists seriously: bringing the mythical Colossus of Rhodes back to life.
A linguist may have unveiled the mystery behind the famed Phaistos Disc, a 15cm fired clay tablet uncovered in 1908 in the Minoan palace of Phaistos on the island of Crete, possibly dating to the middle or late Minoan Bronze Age.
A team from the Athens-based Museum of Cycladic Art held a fund-raising event at New York’s Public Library last month in order to launch its “traveling suitcases” project aimed at educating youngsters about Aegean art.
FEDHATTA, the federation of Greek travel agents, on Tuesday slammed a decision announced by the guards of museums and archaeological sites in Greece to implement a five-day workweek and to stop working on weekends.
The Greek government has changed plans in its quest for the return of the Parthenon Marbles after the country’s culture minister said on Tuesday, that a diplomatic campaign would be launched instead to negotiate with the British Museum.
Construction of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) is expected to be completed in the first half of 2016, when it will be donated to the Greek State, to its people, and society at large.
With the 2016 season on her agenda, Greek Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura recently held a meeting with Culture Minister Aristides Baltas to discuss key culture issues that are directly related to tourism and fall under his ministry's responsibility.
The most comprehensive exhibition to tour North America, The Greeks - Agamemnon to Alexander the Great featuring over 500 ancient treasures - many exhibited outside Greece for the first time - has gone on display at Chicago’s Field Museum.
Featuring over 2,000 finds from excavations carried out in Larissa, Trikala and Karditsa, as well as donated objects and repatriated antiquities from all historical periods, a new museum in the city of Larisa, central Greece, opened its doors to the public this week.
Seven in 10 Greeks believe culture can save the day and pull the country out of the economic crisis that has plagued it for seven years now, according to a country-wide poll titled “Pulse on Culture” conducted for the 1st Athens Culture Symposium held recently.
Museum and cultural professionals from Greece, the U.S. and the UK will attend the 5th Museum Day-Conference at the Benaki Museum Pireos Street Annexe in Athens on Thursday, November 26, to examine how museums, cultural entities and initiatives can engage with diverse audiences...