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Greece Launches Online Ticket Service for Admission to Museums, Sites

Visitors of certain archaeological sites, monuments and museums in Athens, Crete and the Peloponnese can now buy tickets online.

Homer’s Odyssey: Archaeologists May Have Discovered Oldest Written Extract

Archaeologists in Greece have discovered a clay tablet with an engraved inscription, which is believed to be the oldest written record of Homer's epic tale, the Odyssey.

Athens & Epidaurus Festival Packed with Cultural Events for Every Taste

A Greek summer tradition, the annual Athens & Epidaurus Festival is now upon us with dozens of events at major venues across the Greek capital and at Epidaurus.

New Hotel Introduces Innovative Art Project

The New Hotel in Athens, and the Dio Horia Gallery present an innovative cultural project currently running in collaboration with artist Olga Migliaressi-Phoca.

E-ticketing System Ready to Operate at Greek Museums, Sites

A much-awaited e-ticketing and access control system has been successfully installed at selected museums and archaeological sites across Greece.

‘RETURN’ to Hold Protest for Parthenon Marbles

RETURN, a newly established non-governmental organization on Thursday, July 5, will hold a protest outside the British Museum in London, to support the campaign for the reunification of the Parthenon Marbles.

Greek Mayor Invites Superstar Beyoncé to Milos

The Mayor of Milos has invited US singer Beyoncé to visit the island, following the release of her new video that features the Greek marble sculpture of Venus de Milo.

Europa Nostra 2018: Greek Church Wins Grand Prix Prize for Cultural Heritage

Greece’s Byzantine Church of Hagia Kyriaki on Naxos received a 10,000 euros award and was declared a Grand Prix laureate at the Europa Nostra Awards 2018.

Acropolis Museum Marks 9th Year with Birthday Event

The Acropolis Museum in Athens, which has been voted among the top museums in the world on TripAdvisor, celebrated its ninth birthday on June 20.

Greek Culture Minister Tables Parthenon Marbles’ Return on London Visit

The issue of the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece, was discussed during a meeting between Greek Culture Minister Lydia Koniordou and her UK counterpart Matt Hancock.

‘Cultural Routes’ 2020 Forum a Huge Success for Chania, Kountoura Says

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura met with sector professionals in the city of Chania, which in 2020 will host the 10th “Cultural Routes” advisory forum of the Council of Europe.

The Acropolis Museum to Celebrate 9th Birthday

The Acropolis Museum in Athens on Wednesday, June 20, will celebrate its ninth anniversary with guided tours and cultural events.

Summer Loading… at Athens Concert Hall Garden Concerts

The Athens Concert Hall welcomes summer season with plenty of song, art and theater events, from June 14 to September 22, in its garden.

Promotion of Greek Island Culture a Ministry Priority

A number of projects are currently underway or in the pipeline focusing on the renovation or construction of cultural sites on the Cyclades islands, according to Culture Minister Lydia Koniordou.

Former Acropolis Museum Gets New Lease on Life

The first Acropolis Museum, located on the southeastern edge of the hill, will get a new lease on life with renovation works set to begin in September.

UNESCO Calls for ‘Mutually Acceptable Solution’ to Parthenon Marbles Issue

UNESCO recognizes the historical and ethical dimensions of the issue of the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece and calls for a "mutually acceptable solution”.

Navarino Observatory: Climate Change Took Toll on Mycenaean Palace in Pylos

Navarino Environmental Observatory researchers have presented findings that climate change most likely led to the destruction of the Mycenaean Palace of Nestor at Pylos.

Thessaloniki Landmarks Come to Life Via VR App

Travel lovers can now visit Thessaloniki’s landmarks ‘virtually’ with the help of two apps launched by the northern port city’s tourism organization.

Greece’s Ancient Philippi Set for Restoration, Upgrade Works

The Region of Eastern Macedonia-Thrace has allocated 2.3 million euros for restoration and upgrade works at the archaeological site of Philippi, Northern Greece.

EYCH 2018: Greece’s Historic Houses Open Doors to Public on May 24-27

Historic houses across Greece will open their doors to the public on May 24-27, as part of the European Year of Cultural Heritage (EYCH) 2018 activities.