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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

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