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Stolen Antiquities Return to Greece from Austria

A total of 26 Greek ancient artifacts, which were illegally taken out of Greece during the German occupation, were recently returned to the country.

Knossos to Host ‘Minos’ Opera Tribute to Cretan Explorer Kalokairinos

The archaeological site of Knossos on Crete, will host in its central court for the first time on September 28 the opera titled “Minos" written by Marielli Sfakianaki.

Money Magazine Includes Crete Among ’10 Best European Destinations’

US magazine "Money" has named Crete a "Best European Destination" due to its numerous attractions and competitive prices.

Escaping to Crete… with ‘Le Figaro’

From the wild terrain of Sfakia and the deep blue Lybian Sea to the footpaths of Chania, the Monastery of St John and the turquoise waters of the Balos Lagoon, Le Figaro journalist Maud Vidal-Naquet collected plenty of travel tid-bits to lure visitors to the Greek island of Crete.

Archaeological Site of Knossos

Knossos is the heart of the Minoan civilization, according to tradition the seat of the legendary king Minos and the birthplace of thrilling stories, such as the myths of the Labyrinth with its Minotaur and of Daidalos and Icaros. The site was inhabited continuously from the...
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Greek Museums, Sites To Operate On Extended Hours This Season

Thirty-three of Greece’s most popular museums and archaeological sites will extend their hours from this April and remain open from 8am to 8pm, seven days a week, according to the Greek Culture Ministry.

Greek Museums And Sites Await Services Upgrade

The Culture and Tourism Ministry will upgrade 169 museums and archaeological sites, the Greek press said last month. According to the revamp scheme and a time schedule set by the ministry, 20 museums and archaeological sites should be completed by the end of this summer while...

Acropolis Site Open Until Late All Year Round

The Acropolis site will be open daily, except Mondays, from 8 am-7 pm throughout the year, Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Geroulanos announced on 18 May, International Museum Day.

Visitors Ignore Museums and Archaeological Sites

Museum visits in Greece dropped during the first four months of the year, according to recent figures released by the General Secretariat for the National Statistical Service of Greece.

POXEN Makes Formal Protest to Tourism Ministry

The Panhellenic Guide Federation (POXEN) recently sent an official letter of protest to the tourism development ministry following complaints made by visitors to Greece and tour guides with regard to the restricted opening hours of museum and archeological sites.

New Technology for Visitors to Greek Sites

Greece's culture ministry last month unveiled a hand-held gadget for visitors that offers high-resolution video, detailed diagrams of Greek archaeological sites, position indicators, and imagery along with stereo sound.