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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.
Posted On 11 Jul 2016

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.
Posted On 22 Jun 2016

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.
Posted On 09 Jun 2016

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.
Posted On 03 Jun 2016

Underwater ‘Lost City’ Ruins Near Zakynthos Prove to be Geological Formations

The remains of what was thought to be a lost Greek city found near the Ionian island of Zakynthos are instead a natural phenomenon, the University of East Anglia has announced.
Posted On 03 Jun 2016

Aristotle’s Tomb Comes to Light?

Greece may be commemorating 2,400 years since Aristotle’s birth but it seems there’s more to celebrate as a Greek archaeologist revealed recently that he had found the great philosopher’s tomb.
Posted On 27 May 2016

Free Wi-Fi at Popular Archaeological Sites, Museums in Greece

Free WiFi will be available at 20 popular archaeological sites and museums in Greece, following an agreement announced between the Greek telecommunications provider OTE Group and the Culture and Sport Ministry.
Posted On 27 May 2016

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