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‘Dark Tourism’ on Central Macedonia Stakeholders Agenda

Central Macedonia tourism stakeholders explored ways to tap into “dark tourism” by opening up sites that have in the past been marked by tragedy.

Ancient and Medieval Shipwrecks Come to Light off Kasos Island

Ancient and medieval shipwrecks were recently discovered by archaeologists carrying an underwater survey off the Dodecanese island of Kasos.

Rhodes to Welcome School for Tourist Guides

The Greek Tourism Ministry is planning to open a school for tourist guides on the Dodecanese island of Rhodes, according to Deputy Tourism Minister Manos Konsolas.

Epirus Promotes its Cultural Route of Ancient Theaters at WTM London 2019

The ambitious "Cultural Route of the Ancient Theaters of Epirus" project was introduced to the world at the World Travel Market (WTM) 2019 exhibition in London.

History Channel Partners with WFTGA and FEG Tourist Guides to Inspire Travel Choices

History Channel has partnered with WFTGA and FEG tourist guides to inspire travel choices through dedicated content on its TV and online networks.

New Working Group to Examine Acropolis Area Building Limits

A new working group has been set up and tasked with re-examining building terms and limits applicable to the Acropolis area in Athens.

Athens Tactual Museum Invites the Visually Impaired to Touch & Learn

The Athens Tactual Museum, located in the suburb of Kallithea, is one of the few in the world that offers the visually impaired the chance to touch exhibits on show.

Greek Culture Ministry Declares 2020 ‘Year of Melina Mercouri’

The Greek Culture Ministry is dedicating the year 2020 to the internationally-acclaimed Greek actress, activist, and former culture minister Melina Mercouri.

‘Dive in Blue Growth’ Event Focuses on Development of Diving Tourism in Greece

The development of diving parks and visitable underwater areas in Greece was discussed at the "Dive in Blue Growth" conference in Athens.

EC Monitor: Investing in Culture, Creativity Makes Cities More Prosperous

Europe’s top cultural and creative cities are more prosperous, according to the European Commission’s Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor 2019.

Greece – US Explore Issues of Cultural Exchange

Taking action for the return of items illegally removed from Greece was highlighted during the second round of Greece - US strategic talks in Athens.

Striking Finds Uncovered at Ancient Achlada Cemetery in Greece

A gold mask and dozens of treasures dating back to the second half of the 6th century BC were uncovered in an ancient cemetery in Achlada, in the town of Florina, northwestern Greece.

Greece Takes Legal Action to ‘Bring Home’ Ancient Bronze Horse

Greece is moving ahead with legal action to re-claim an 8th century BC bronze horse which appears to have been removed illegally from the country.

Alonissos’ Peristera Shipwreck to Welcome Visitors in 2020

The 5th-century shipwreck of Peristera, located off the Northern Sporades island of Alonissos, is scheduled to open to the public in the summer of 2020.

GNTO: Culture Essential for Greece’s Tourism Promotion

Cultural activities in Greece will play a big part in the country's promotion as a tourism destination, according to the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO).

Ministry Speeds Up Works on Greece’s Amphipolis Site

Works are moving full speed ahead so that the Amphipolis site, where the largest ancient Macedonian tomb was discovered, can open to the public.

Crete Welcomes Mobile Exploration Children’s Museum

Crete's first Exploration Children's Museum has opened its doors to create and offer new educational experiences to families and their young ones.

Three Key Culture Projects in Greece Taking Steps to Completion

Three major cultural projects are scheduled to move into implementation phase in the upcoming period, according to Greek Culture Minister Lina Mendoni.

Greece to Officially Request Parthenon Marbles’ Temporary Return

Greece will officially request the temporary return of the Parthenon Marbles to Athens for the 1821-2021 bicentennial celebrations.

Europe Food, City Experiences Winning Over Tourists – Study

Gastronomy experiences and city life are the two main factors attracting tourist crowds to Europe, a recent ETC study reveals.