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Corfu’s ‘Achilleion’ and Vienna’s Schönbrunn Palace Explore Partnership Opportunities

The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) is looking to establish a partnership between Corfu’s "Achilleion" and Vienna's Schönbrunn Palace.

Exhibition at Athens Airport Presents the Hills ‘West of the Acropolis’

The Athens International Airport is hosting an exhibition that presents the area of the hills located west of the Acropolis site in the Greek capital.

Greece’s Rebetiko and the Blues ‘Meet’ in New NYU Course

The history of Greece’s rebetiko genre of music and its link to the American blues will be taught in a new class at New York University (NYU) starting in spring.

Greece and China Discuss New Partnerships in Culture

The potential of new partnerships between Greek and Chinese museums was recently discussed during a meeting of Greek Culture Minister Lina Mendoni with Chinese art experts.

Robot ‘Persephone’ to Welcome Visitors at Serres’ Alistrati Cave

An AI-enabled robot by the name Persephone will soon be offering guided tours of the Alistrati Cave in the northern Greek town of Serres.

Amphipolis Tomb Works High on Culture Ministry’s Priority List

Greece is speeding up works at the Amphipolis tomb in order for the site to initially welcome specific groups of audiences by the beginning of 2022.

Greek Police Seize Head of Ancient Kouros Statue in Nemea

The head of an Ancient Kouros statue was recently confiscated by the Attica Security Division of Cultural Heritage and Antiquities Department.

Greek Decision to Remove Thessaloniki Metro Station Finds Triggers Uproar

The decision to transfer a section of an ancient Roman road discovered during excavation works for Thessaloniki's metro, has triggered the angered reaction of archaeologists.

Byzantine Chant of Greece and Cyprus on UNESCO’s Cultural Heritage List

The vocal art of Byzantine chanting and transhumance are now included on UNESCO’s List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity for 2019.

Greek Culture Minister Inspects Restoration Work Progress at Sites

Greek Culture Minister Lina Mendoni recently visited a number of sites across Greece, including the Museum of Vergina and the Amphipolis site, to inspect the progress of restoration and upgrade works.

Athens’ Stavros Niarchos Park Features New Light Installations for Christmas

The Stavros Niarchos Park in Athens is inviting all to explore four new light installations, which are part of its Christmas decoration.

Greece Voted on UNESCO Committee for Protection of Cultural Property

Greece has been elected as a member of UNESCO’s Committee for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict, for the 2020-2023 period.

Two Greek Museums Up for ‘EMYA 2020’ Award

Two Greek museums - the Archaeological Museum of Ancient Corinth and Lefkada's Angelos Sikelianos Museum - have been nominated for the European Museum of the Year Award (EMYA) for 2020.

Greece-China Join Forces in Culture

Ways to strengthen cultural ties between Greece and China were explored by Greek Culture Minister Lina Mendoni during her recent trip to Beijing.

Greek Lawyers to Set Up Committee for Return of Parthenon Marbles

A Committee for the Return of the Parthenon Marbles is being set up by Greek lawyers, with the aim to offer legal support in Greece’s efforts to bring the sculptures back.

Europe Gets PLUGGY, its First Social Media Platform Dedicated to Cultural Heritage

PLUGGY, the first social media platform dedicated to promoting Europe’s cultural heritage, was officially presented in Greece.

G & A Mamidakis Foundation Brings Crete’s Students Closer to Art

As part of its Art by our side" program, the G & A Mamidakis Foundation held educational events for lyceum students at the Minos Beach art hotel on Crete.

Dozens of Peloponnese Monuments & Sites Proposed for EU Funding

A number of landmark sites in the Peloponnese, Greece, are to be included in the EU’s 2014-2020 NSRF funding program for culture.

Mycenaean Acropolis of Gla Produces Impressive New Finds

The archaeological site of Gla, a fortified Mycenaean-era site in Viotia, Central Greece, produced impressive new finds during recent excavation works.

Athens Acropolis ‘Lights Up Blue’ in Respect of Children’s Rights

The Athens Acropolis in Greece will light up blue on November 20 participating in UNICEF’s World Children’s Day 2019 celebrations.