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E-ticket at Select Greek Museums, Sites Coming Soon

An e-ticket system offering admission to a number of Greek museums and sites will undergo test runs with officials looking to set it into force in June.

Thessaloniki Metro Works Unearth Thousands of Ancient Treasures

More than 300,000 ancient finds have come to light following works on the Thessaloniki metro including a headless statue of Aphrodite and mosaics.

Greece’s Archimedes Museum Among ‘Europe’s Best Kept Secrets’

The Archimedes Museum in Ancient Olympia, dedicated to Archimedes of Syracuse, is included in FlightNetwork's Top 10 of “Europe’s Best Kept Secret Museums”.

Headless Aphrodite Statue Unearthed in Thessaloniki Metro Dig

A headless statue believed to be of ancient goddess Aphrodite was discovered during construction work for the metro station in Thessaloniki.

Greece Launches European Cultural Heritage Year Events

Greece officially launched the European Year of Cultural Heritage, an initiative of the European Commission, with a special event focused on Rebetiko music.

Archaeological Finds on Keros Reveal Aegean Urban Hub

The islets of Keros and Daskalio were once a sophisticated urban center, with metal working shops dating back to 2500 BC, recent excavations reveal.

Greece-Italy Launch Three-year Cultural Cooperation

Greece and Italy have launched a three-year cooperation aiming to further strengthen the cultural ties of both countries.

Athens Gears Up to Become World Book Capital City 2018

From April 23 and for a year, Athens will be known as the World Book Capital 2018 and celebrate with a series of book-related events across town.

UK Survey Says Box-office Blockbusters Spur Travel Bookings

A survey carried out across the UK showed that one in five Britons went ahead and booked a vacation, days after watching a film. 

Florina’s Lehovo Region to Get Hiking Trail Network

The town of Lehovo in Florina, northwestern Macedonia, will get its own hiking path network aiming to highlight the region’s cultural and natural wealth.

Acropolis Museum Ready to Go Digital After EU Funding

Thanks to EU funding from the NSRF 2014-2020 program, the Acropolis Museum will soon be setting a 1.7-million-euro digital project into action.

UNESCO Names Greece’s Rebetiko Song Heritage of Humanity

The rebetiko music genre - known as the Greek blues - has been included on UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity list.

Greece Looks to Connect Tourism with Culture

Ways to connect tourism with culture to promote Greece as a year round destination were discussed during a workshop held by the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE).

Stolen Antiquities Return to Greece from Austria

A total of 26 Greek ancient artifacts, which were illegally taken out of Greece during the German occupation, were recently returned to the country.

Amphipolis Site Restoration Enters €1.5m EU Funding Program

Authorities have managed to secure 1.5 million euros in EU funding for the restoration, maintenance and promotion of the Kasta tomb at the Amphipolis site.

Central Macedonia Region Launches Video on Alexander the Great and Aristotle

In efforts to promote the area’s cultural heritage, the Region of Central Macedonia recently launched a video which features Alexander the Great and philosopher Aristotle.

Athens’ National Museum of Contemporary Art Ready for Action in 2018

The National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST) located in the heart of Athens, will be fully operational next year, according to director Katerina Koskina.

Greek Culture Ministry to Claim Stolen Antiquities Offered for Sale in London

The Culture Ministry in Athens will claim two stolen ancient Greek vases of the classical period that were recently offered for sale in London.

Milos Mayor Aims to Bring Venus de Milo Back to Greece by 2020

The mayor of Milos, Gerasimos Damoulakis, has launched a campaign aiming for the Venus de Milo statue to be returned to the Greek island by 2020.

UNESCO Head, Athens Mayor Discuss Culture and Tourism in Greek Capital

Athens is a modern vibrant city that offers many things to experience as a contemporary art stage, according to the Greek capital's mayor, Georgios Kaminis.