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Ancient Nemea Gets European Heritage Label Status

The archaeological site of Nemea in the Peloponnese has been awarded the European Heritage Label by the European Commission.

Greek PM Visits Dumfries House, Discusses Tatoi Revamp Plans

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis recently visited the Dumfries House estate in Scotland on the invitation of Charles, Prince of Wales, to discuss plans for the re-development of the former royal estate at Tatoi, near Athens.

Greece Teams Up with Australian Committees for Return of Parthenon Marbles

Greek Culture Minister Lina Mendoni met with Australia's national committees lobbying for the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece.

Crete’s New Chania Archaeological Museum Opens to the Public

The new Chania Archaeological Museum on the Greek island of Crete recently opened its doors featuring more than 3,500 artefacts, 1,000 of which for the first time.

Historic ‘Hotel Leros’ to be Revamped into Cultural Venue

The historic ‘Hotel Leros’ on the Greek island of Leros will be redeveloped into a multi-purpose cultural space after being approved for funding.

Kalamata’s Castle Gets New Lighting and is Made Accessible to All

People planning to visit the historic castle of Kalamata should get ready for a new experience following the monument’s further upgrade.

‘This is Athens City Festival’ Opens in May

Athens in May will host a city festival featuring exhibitions, gastronomy events, entertainment events and outdoor activities!

Western Greece: Kalavryta Opens New Digital Mobile Museum

Regional authorities in Western Greece have launched a digital mobile museum in the town of Kalavryta to promote the destination’s history and culture.

Greece Announces Venice Biennale Participation

Greece will participate in the Venice Biennale 2022 with a VR work and sound installation of artist Loukia Alavanou that focus on the link between ancient Greece and the Roma communities outside Athens.

Greece’s EMST Museum Aiming to Become Autism-friendly

The National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST) in Athens has plans to become autism-friendly and create a positive experience for its visitors.

Culture Ministry has Plans to Boost Promotion of Ioannina Castle

The Greek Culture Ministry has announced a strategic plan to restore and promote the landmark Ioannina castle in Western Greece.

Greece and Bangladesh Sign Bilateral Agreement to Boost Cooperation in Culture

Greece and Bangladesh have agreed to boost cooperation in the fields of culture and education.

Athens Epidaurus Festival Announces Program for 2022

The Athens Epidaurus Festival has unveiled its summer 2022 events program that will feature some 70 productions and 2,000 performers.

Greece Adds ‘Zeibekiko’ Dance and ‘Bouzouki’ Instrument to Intangible Cultural Heritage List

The ‘zeibekiko’ dance and the musical instruments ‘bouzouki’, ‘tzouras’ and ‘baglamas’ have found their place on Greece’s intangible cultural heritage list.

Ministry: Works Underway to Protect Cultural Monuments on Crete

The Greek Culture Ministry will proceed with a number of projects on Crete to protect and upgrade the island’s cultural monuments and landmark sites.

Greece Partners with ALIPH Foundation to Protect Cultural Heritage in Conflict Areas

Greece has pledged to support the efforts of the ALIPH Foundation to protect cultural heritage sites in conflict areas.

Kythira’s ‘Astikon’ Joins Historic Cafes Route

The historic “Astikon” café on the Greek island of Kythira has joined the Historic Cafés Route, an organization representing European cafés with a history of over 100 years.

Crete: New Archaeological Museums Coming to Chania and Rethymno

The cities of Chania and Rethymno on the island of Crete, Greece, are to each get their own new archaeological museum.

Greece: More Local Traditions Inscribed on National Intangible Cultural Heritage List

Greece’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list now includes seven traditional practices that originate from Corfu, Lefkada, Nisyros, Evritania, Kozani and Kavala.

Athens Photo Festival 2022: Entry Deadline Extended

The Athens Photo Festival 2022 has extended the deadline for the submission of works by artists and photographers until March 25.