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Grand Opening for Ancient Greek Technology Museum Kostas Kotsanas  

The Ancient Greek Technology Museum Kostas Kotsanas, featuring over 300 exhibits or copies of ancient Greek devices and inventions, was recently inaugurated in Athens.

‘Yperia 2018’ Convention on Amorgos to Focus on Gastronomy

The island of Amorgos, during October 31-November 5, will host the 16th International Convention of Culture and Tourism - Yperia 2018, which this year will focus on gastronomy.

Larissa, Kythera Museums Awarded for Best Short Videos

The Diachronic Museum of Larissa and the Archaeological Museum of Kythera have been honored for their short videos at the Museums in Short 2018 Awards.

Greek Museum, Site E-ticket System Gaining Ground

The newly launched e-ticket, currently applicable at 11 popular archaeological sites and museums across Greece, is gaining ground according to the Archaeological Resources Fund (TAP).

Ierapetra Tourism Festival Set for Action on September 3

The 3rd Ierapetra Tourism Festival kicks off this Sunday, on Crete, with a series of events in the run up to World Tourism Day on September 27.

Athens’ 47th Book Fest Kicks Off at Zappeion

The 47th Book Festival kicks off at Zappeion on Friday, August 31, as Athens continues to celebrate World Book Capital 2018.

New Archaeological Museum of Pylos Opens to the Public

The Archaeological Museum of Pylos in Messinia, which was recently relocated to the Niokastro Fortress, is now open to the public exhibiting finds from the wider region.

Lamia to Get Modern Greek History Museum

The central Greek city of Lamia is set to get its own Modern Greek History Museum after regional authorities reached an agreement with the Athens War Museum.

Late Minoan Chamber Tomb Comes to Light on Crete

Archaeologists have discovered an intact Late Minoan chamber tomb with two adult skeletons and well-preserved pottery, near Ierapetra on the island of Crete.

Greece Wants to Resume Talks with UK on Reunification of Parthenon Marbles

Greek Culture Minister Lydia Koniordou has sent an official letter to her British counterpart, calling for the resumption of the dialogue on the reunification of the Parthenon marbles.

New Finds Come to the Fore at Artemis Amarysia Sanctuary in Evia, Greece

This year’s excavation activities around the Temple of Artemis Amarysia at Amarynthos on the island of Evia in Greece, have revealed new finds.

Study Aims to Pin Down Exact Date of Santorini Volcano Eruption Using Trees

A new study, measuring the radiocarbon stored in tree rings, aims to offer fresh insight into the exact date of the Santorini volcano eruption.

August 15: A Greece-wide Spiritual Salute to the Holy Mother

August 15 is for Greeks a day of celebration, marking the passing of the Holy Mother (Panagia) with devout services and massive feasts.

‘Event-ually Athens’ Campaign Invites Culture Lovers to the Greek Capital

“The city you are destined to visit… Event…ually” starts off the latest campaign by Marketing Greece to promote Athens as a leading year-round tourist destination.

Berlin Museum Pays Tribute to Thessaloniki with Photo Exhibit

Berlin’s Museum Europäischer Kulturen will pay tribute to Thessaloniki with a photo exhibition, within its summer European Cultural Days series.

Athens’ Unseen Museum Welcomes Special Dog Exhibit

The National Archaeological Museum’s Unseen Museum welcomes a 3rd-century AD funerary monument dedicated to a pet dog.

Greece Aims to Establish Amphipolis as Archaeological Tourism Destination

The Culture Ministry has secured 276,000 euros in funding for works on the Amphipolis site to include the construction of a walking routes network. 

Two Greek Museums Shortlisted in Contest for Best Short Videos

The Diachronic Museum of Larissa and the Archaeological Museum of Kythera are among the 12 finalists in the running to win a "Museums in Short" 2018 award.

Greece Marks August Full Moon with Free Events at Museums and Sites

Greece marks the August full moon with 95 free events at 132 archaeological sites, monuments and museums across the country.

Greece Considered as Filming Location for UK Movie

British producer Gareth Jones was recently in Greece for a pre-filming visit to determine whether he will shoot “The Giaour” in the country.