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Greece Celebrates ‘European Heritage Days’ with Free Admission to Sites, Museums

On the occasion of the "European Heritage Days" initiative, admission will be free to Greece's archaeological sites and state museums on September 23 and 24.

Greece’s Archaeological Sites, Museums Change Operating Hours

Greece’s archaeological sites and state museums, operating on extended hours, have changed their schedule in order to close by sunset.

Greece and Italy Sign Memorandum of Cooperation on Culture

In efforts to prevent the illicit trafficking of antiquities and protect cultural heritage, Greece and Italy signed a memorandum of cooperation in the field of culture.

Nisyros’ Archaeological Museum Opens Again

The Archaeological Museum of the island of Nisyros has reopened to the public, after remaining closed due to lack of staff.

Greece’s Archaeological Sites to Close on Friday Due to Work Stoppage

Greece’s archaeological sites and most museums will close between 12 and 4 pm on Friday, September 1, due to a work stoppage called by archaeologists.

Stolen Artifact Returns to Ancient Olympia

A stolen fragment of a marble pipe, which was taken from the archaeological site of Ancient Olympia and illegally exported to Germany, has been repatriated.

August Full Moon Attracts 75,000 Visitors to Greece’s Sites

More than 75,000 people visited 115 archaeological sites and monuments in Greece on August 7 to admire the full moon and the partial eclipse.

Kos’ Archaeological Museum Reopens on July 29

The Archaeological Museum of Kos will reopen to the public on Saturday, July 29, as it remained closed for a week, following a strong earthquake last week.

Attica’s Archaeological Sites, Museums to Remain Closed on July 29-30

Archaeological sites and museums in Attica will remain closed on July 29 and 30 due to a 48-hour strike called by Culture Ministry employees.

Star Alliance Plants Olive Trees in Ancient Olympia

Star Alliance recently took an initiative to plant some 3,000 Greek olive trees in the prefecture of Ancient Olympia. Representatives of nine of the 17 members of the Star Alliance network - Austrian Airlines, Air New Zealand, ANA-All Nippon Airways, bmi (British Midland...
Posted On 01 Jan 2008

The Travel Sector Raises Concerns Over Repeated Strikes

The Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourism Agencies recently raised concerns over the continued strikes of employees at archeological sites in Athens. It fears the strikes create a negative image of Greece and will have severe repercussions if the strikes continue during the...
Posted On 01 Aug 2007

Air Transport Conference

An International Conference on Air Transport and Airports and their evolution in the 21st Century takes place next month at the University of Patras on December 3 and 4. Organizers expect to welcome some 300 experts in air transport from the European Union, including Greece, and...

A Four-year Cultural Plan Announced

Greece's cultural ministry recently announced four-year cultural activity plan in view of 2004 Athens Olympics. The project is called the Cultural Olympiad and will include large-scale events. The cultural ministry has formulated a budget of some 35 billion drachmas for the...