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Robert F Kennedy Human Rights Group Calls for Return of Parthenon Marbles

Kerry Kennedy, the head of the Robert F Kennedy Human Rights advocacy group, called for the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece, during her visit to Athens.

Greece’s G & A Mamidakis Foundation Establishes Art Prize

Committed to promoting Greek culture, the G & A Mamidakis Foundation has announced the establishment of an Art Prize to be bestowed for the first time this year.

Greek Museum Admission Fees to Rise Next Year

Admission fees to 24 of Greece’s leading museums, sites and monuments will increase next year, according to Greece's tourism and archaeological authorities.

Greek Archaeological Council Revokes Decision for Building in the Acropolis Area

Greece’s Central Archaeological Council revoked a 2018 decision to allow the erection of a nine-storey building at the foot of the Acropolis after fierce reactions.

Hollywood Shooting Closes off Athens’ Syntagma Square

Athens’ Syntagma Square will be closed off on Sunday, 10 March for the filming needs of 'Born to be Murdered', a joint US-Italian Hollywood production.

EU’s ‘EDEN’ Ranks Patra 2nd for Social Media Outreach

Patra in Western Greece has been ranked second for the efficiency and success of its online communication strategy, according to an EDEN report.

Acropolis Area Building Permits Shelved for Now

Greece's environment minister, Giorgos Stathakis, has temporarily suspended all new building permits for constructions in the area surrounding the Acropolis after a public uproar.

Attica Region Considers Megara as Filming Base

Attica Region is examining the possibility of setting up a filming base in Megara, some 40km east of the Greek capital city of Athens.

Ioannina’s Silversmithery Museum: A Gem to be Admired

The Ioannina Silversmithing Museum showcases Epirus' silver working tradition, which played a key role in the region’s economy and cultural identity.

Europa Nostra Says Giant Buildings Blocking View to Acropolis ‘Inconceivable’

Europa Nostra, Europe’s federation for the protection of cultural heritage, is backing the public outcry in Athens over the construction of two multi-storey buildings in front of the Acropolis.

Greece’s SNFCC Brings Culture Closer to the People

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, located along the Athenian Riviera, has in just two years evolved into a favorite venue for recreation, learning, sports and culture.

Greek Ministries at a Loss Over High-rise Building Permits Under the Acropolis

Greece’s environment ministry announced that it would temporarily halt the issuance of new licenses for the construction of buildings in the area around the Acropolis.

Big Buildings Blocking Acropolis View Cause Stir

The construction of two multi-storey buildings in the immediate surrounding area of the Acropolis in Athens, has spurred a strong reaction of locals.

Restoration of Larissa’s First Ancient Theater to be Completed in 2022

Restoration works on the largest open-air theater in the Central Greece region of Thessaly, the First Ancient Theater of Larissa, will be completed in 2022.

International Tourist Guide Day 2019: Free Guided Tours to All

In celebration of International Tourist Guide Day 2019, Greek qualified tourist guides are introducing guests to interesting cultural sites in various parts of Greece.

Acropolis Museum Head Says Return of Parthenon Marbles the ‘Only Solution’

Acropolis Museum Director Dimitris Pantermalis said the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Athens is the only solution to the debate between Greece and the UK.

Spinalonga Vies for Spot on UNESCO’s World Heritage List

The islet of Spinalonga, northeastern Crete, will officially be competing for inclusion in UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites list.

‘Tool’ Revamps Website of Greece’s National Archaeological Museum

The website of the National Archaeological Museum in Athens has a new fresh look, following its revamp by "Tool", a Greek digital marketing services company.

Decision Allowing Transfer of Greece’s Archaeological Sites for Private Use Upheld

A decision that foresees the transfer of 2,330 Greek sites to the Public Properties Company SA for their exploitation has been upheld.

Evros’ Nature and Wildlife on Display at Ramada Plaza Thraki Hotel

The Ramada Plaza Thraki hotel in Alexandroupolis is hosting a photo exhibition featuring landscapes of Evros and Rodopi in northern Greece.