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Greek Foreign Ministry Condemns Hagia Sophia Muslim Prayer Incident 

Greece is up in arms over a Muslim service attended by government officials at Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, and broadcast on Turkish TV recently.
Posted On 23 Jun 2017

Greek Tourism Minister Receives UNESCO Director General Candidate

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura recently received Moushira Khattab, Egypt’s candidate for the post of UNESCO Director General, who was on an official visit to Athens.

Kavala Marks Philippi UNESCO Inclusion with Two-day Events

The Kavala Municipality and the Kavala - Thasos Ephorate of Antiquities will mark the inclusion of the archaeological site of Philippi on UNESCO’s World Heritage List, with a series of events on April 8-9.

Calls for Minoan Civilization, Spinalonga to be Named UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Crete is calling for the inclusion of Minoan Civilization and Spinalonga island on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list.
Posted On 14 Mar 2017

Athens Reveals Plans as World Book Capital 2018

Encouraging reading, ensuring access to knowledge and information for all and establishing libraries are among the priorities of the Athens municipality ahead of its role as UNESCO World Book Capital 2018, the city’s mayor, Giorgos Kaminis, said during a recent press conference.

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

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.

UNESCO Names Tinos’ Marble Mastery Heritage of Humanity

The marble masters of the Cycladic island of Tinos and their craft are now part of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity following a decision on Wednesday, by the UNESCO committee which met for its 10th session in Namibia this week.

UNESCO Adds 5 Greek Regions to Global Geopark Network

The United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO) has listed five regions in Greece, in its Global Geoparks networks program, presented recently.
Posted On 23 Nov 2015

Halkidiki Basks in the Glory of Aristotle, Wins UNESCO Award

Halkidiki stood out at this year’s World Tourism Expo - World Heritage Cities and Sites, held in Padova last month, clinching a special award for its prominent son, philosopher Aristotle, and being recognized for its overall contribution to World Heritage.
Posted On 08 Oct 2015

Authorities Call on Culture Ministry to Apply for Inclusion of Ikaria Dance on UNESCO List

Authorities and academics from the North Eastern Aegean island of Ikaria are calling on the Greek culture ministry to apply to UNESCO for the inclusion of Ikaria’s traditional dance, the “Ikariotiko”, on its Lists of Intangible Cultural Heritage.
Posted On 05 May 2015

Santorini to Host UNESCO Wine Symposium in November

The heritage and development of wine regions and their role in tourism will be the focus of an UNESCO symposium to be held on the Greek island of Santorini on November 5-7.
Posted On 30 Apr 2015

CNN: UNESCO-listed Ancient City of Vergina, Greece, has Incredible Back Story

CNN has included the archaeological site of Vergina in Greece among the 10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites that have a fascinating history.
Posted On 04 Feb 2015

UNWTO, UNESCO to Hold 1st World Conference on Tourism and Culture

The UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) will hold the world’s first ministerial-level conference on tourism and culture in cooperation with UNESCO in Siem Reap, Cambodia, in 2015.
Posted On 17 Dec 2014

Yes! Hotels Supports The Cultural & Social Face Of Athens, Greece

Yes! Hotels Group, that runs units located in prime locations in Athens, Greece, has launched an initiative that supports cultural and social events in the city that aim to enhance domestic tourism throughout the year.
Posted On 14 Oct 2014

Top Lawyers Will Give Greece Legal Advise On Parthenon Marbles

Prominent international lawyers will inform the Greek Government on legal options for the return of the Parthenon sculptures that are presently on display in the British museum.
Posted On 10 Oct 2014

Kefalogianni: Tourism Development Should Be Based On Criteria Of Sustainability

Tourism development should be based on criteria of sustainability and respect for the natural and human environment, Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni underlined during the 3rd UNESCO World Forum on Culture and Cultural Industries taking place in Florence, Italy.
Posted On 02 Oct 2014

Greece To Nominate Archaeological Site Of Philippi For UNESCO’s World Heritage Site Status

By 30 September the Greek Culture Ministry will submit a nomination proposal to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) with the purpose of having the Archaeological site of Philippi be placed on the list of World Heritage sites.
Posted On 17 Sep 2014

Greece’s Tourism Minister Reveals Plans To Boost Tourism On Patmos

Τhe uniqueness and religious tradition of Patmos are factors that can be further highlighted to boost arrivals to the island, according to Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni.
Posted On 22 Aug 2014

Spinalonga Island Gets A Revamp Prior To Receiving UNESCO Heritage Status

Intensive works are being carried out on Spinalonga, located in the Gulf of Elounda in north-eastern Crete, in Lasithi, prior to the island's inclusion on UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites.
Posted On 24 Apr 2014