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Daskalio Finds May Carry Secret to Origins of Ancient Greece

Recent discoveries on the islet of Daskalio, off Keros, in the Cyclades, may hold the secret to the birth of Ancient Greece, according to archaeologists.

Visitor Numbers to Greek Museums Down, Revenue Up

Visitor numbers to Greek museums dropped by 5.5 percent in March compared to the same month a year ago, with revenue recording a 6.6 percent rise.

Castle of Skyros Reopens After Restoration Works

The Castle of Skyros, located on the highest point of the island’s main town, has reopened to the public after remaining closed for 18 years.

Doctor, Nurses, Bike Patrols to Man Acropolis Site

The Acropolis site will now have a permanent doctor on duty, nursing personnel and a standby ambulance, according to Culture Minister Lina Mendoni.

Greece Skull Fragment May be ‘Oldest Human Fossil Outside Africa’

A piece of skull found in Mani, Southern Greece, appears to be the oldest human fossil ever found outside Africa, according to scientists.
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Thessaly Region Cultural Tourism Projects Secure Funding

Three key cultural and tourism projects in the Thessaly Region have secured 4.4 million euros in EU funding for upgrades.

Western Greece Region Allocates Funds for Three Main Sites

Three sites in Western Greece have secured 7.5 million euros in EU funding for restoration, preservation and maintenance works.

Restoration Works at Amphipolis’ Kasta Hill Advance

Restoration and support works on the Kasta tomb at the Amphipolis site in northern Greece, are set to be completed by August.

Piraeus Silo to Become Underwater Antiquities Museum

A 1934 silo on the port of Piraeus is set to be converted into a Museum of Underwater Antiquities, following the scheme's approval by Greece’s Port Planning and Development Committee.

Greek Sites and Museums Get New Entrance Fees

New rates for admission to Greek archaeological sites and museums, as well as discounted rates for certain visitor categories, have been announced.

Central Greece: Cultural Heritage Sites to be Restored Back to their Former Glory

EU grants have been secured for the restoration of three major sites of cultural importance in the Central Greece Region.

Acropolis Museum Guides Visitors Through its Ancient Neighborhood

The Acropolis Museum is launching a new cycle of guided tours to the excavation site of the ancient Athens neighborhood, located underneath its premises.

Peloponnese Sites Get EU Funding for Preservation, Restoration

Aiming to preserve the cultural heritage of the Peloponnese, the Culture Ministry has secured funding for the restoration of four main sites in the region.

Ancient Greek Theater Revived at Three Athens Sites

Visitors to Athens this summer will have the chance to experience ancient Greek theater at three sites in the Greek capital.

E-ticket Extends to More Greek Sites, Museums

The Greek Culture Ministry is extending its upgraded e-ticket to a number of new sites and museums across Greece, aiming to improve the overall tourist experience.

Ancient Greek Monuments Facing Climate Change Impact

A number of Greek monuments that have stood intact since antiquity now appear to be facing the consequences of climate change, according to scientists.

Athens & Epidaurus Festival 2019 Features Music, Theater, Dance Events

Theatrical performances by Greek and foreign artists, music concerts, opera tributes and contemporary dance shows are among the events included in this year’s diverse program of the Athens & Epidaurus Festival 2019.

Greek Ministry Secures EU Funding for Renovation of Cultural Monuments

A number of restoration and renovation projects at cultural sites across Greece have secured EU funding, according to the Greek Ministry of Culture.

‘Art in the Heart of Athens’ at Grecotel Pallas Athena Hotel

The Grecotel Pallas Athena hotel in Athens city center is hosting a retrospective exhibition of Greek artist Kostas Spyropoulos.

Archaic Mass Grave in Faliro May Soon Open to the Public 

An archaic mass grave uncovered near Faliro, between Athens and Piraeus, will come into the spotlight as the Central Archaeological Council has approved the construction of a protective edifice.