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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

Ancient Lefkada Theater Unearthed

Archaeologists have unearthed an ancient theater on the Greek island of Lefkada in the area of Koulmos Hill, the culture ministry said on Wednesday.
Posted On 21 Jan 2016

Greek Nominees for the ‘European Museum of the Year Award 2016’

The Archaeological Museum of Tegea in Tripoli and the Museum of Typography in Chania are among the 49 nominees for the European Museum of the Year Award (EMYA) 2016.
Posted On 15 Jan 2016

Izmir Marks Epiphany 95 Years After Asia Minor Catastrophe

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.

Greece’s Museums, Archaeological Sites Back to Normal on Weekends

Operations at the museums and archaeological sites in Greece are expected to be back to normal as of the first weekend of 2016.
Posted On 31 Dec 2015

World Wonder Colossus of Rhodes Back to Life?

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.
Posted On 31 Dec 2015

Gucci Social Media Campaign Slammed for ‘Artistic Vandalism’ of Parthenon Sculptures

The Club for UNESCO of Piraeus & Islands has slammed Gucci's Instagram project #Guccigram for "humiliating" the Parthenon sculptures.
Posted On 30 Dec 2015

Linguist Sheds Light on the Mystery of Crete’s Phaistos Disc

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.

Traveling Suitcases to Teach Kids About Cycladic Art

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.

Greek Travel Agents Slam Decision of Museum Guards for Five-day Workweek

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.
Posted On 15 Dec 2015

UN for Rightful Return of Parthenon Marbles to Greece

The Parthenon Marbles should rightfully be returned to Greece, according to a decision by the UN General Assembly on Wednesday.
Posted On 11 Dec 2015

Greece Shifts Strategy for Return of Parthenon Marbles

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.
Posted On 09 Dec 2015

SNF Cultural Center Near Completion: ‘We Hope the Greek People Enjoy it’

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.
Posted On 09 Dec 2015

Kountoura Focuses on Key Culture Issues Ahead of 2016 Tourism Season

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.
Posted On 08 Dec 2015

‘The Greeks’ Exhibit Takes Chicago

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.

Internet Access Now @ Greece’s Ancient Sites, Museums

Net lovers can now have access to the internet at 19 archaeological sites and museums across Greece, the Central Archaeological Council (CAC) announced this week.

New Larissa Museum Offers Timeless Insight

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.
Posted On 30 Nov 2015

Plato and his Philosophy Come to Life as Academy Museum Goes Digital

The Plato Academy Museum is now offering visitors to the ancient site in central Athens the chance to take a virtual tour of the grounds where the ancient Greek philosopher once made history.
Posted On 27 Nov 2015

Poll: Greeks Say Culture Key to Pulling Country Out of Financial Fallout

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.
Posted On 26 Nov 2015

Athens Conference to Explore How Museums Can Function as ‘Change Agents’ in Society

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...
Posted On 25 Nov 2015