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Fifteen Stolen Artifacts to Return to Greece from Switzerland

Fifteen ancient artifacts, including figurines and pots, will be repatriated to Greece, following a Swiss court ruling on illegal trafficking.

Europa Nostra: Greece’s ‘Konaki’ Mansion on Most Endangered Sites 2023 Shortlist

The Mansion (“Konaki”) of Gidas, near Thessaloniki, is among the 11 European heritage sites shortlisted for the “7 Most Endangered” program 2023.

Dozens of Infrastructure Works to Prepare Crete for New Era

A total of 480 major infrastructure projects including road works, hospitals and a new airport are scheduled for Crete.

Thessaloniki: First Look at New Museum with Treasures from Metro Excavations

The Culture Ministry has released photorealistic images of a new museum in Thessaloniki that will host findings from the city’s metro excavations.

Aristotle’s Lyceum in Athens Goes Digital

A digital information booth will be added on the premises of the archaeological site of Aristotle’s Lyceum in Athens.

Chios Archaeological Museum Set to Expand, Get Upgrade

The Greek Culture Ministry has announced the expansion and upgrade of the archaeological museum on the Greek island of Chios.

Ministry: €85m for Culture Projects in Region of Eastern Macedonia-Thrace

Cultural projects worth some 85 million euros from EU funds and the RRF are gradually being carried out in the Region of Eastern Macedonia-Thrace in Greece.

Ministry: Archaeological Museum of Argostoli Ready for Reconstruction

The Greek Culture Ministry announced that the reconstruction of the Archaeological Museum of Argostoli in Kefalonia will proceed with RRF funding.

Greece to Highlight Archaeological Site of Plotinopoli in Evros with Mild Interventions

The Greek Culture Ministry has unveiled plans to protect the archaeological site of Plotinopoli in Evros and strengthen its surrounding infrastructure.

Greece’s GNTO-EKOME Agree to Promote Tourism, Domestic Film Production

Greek film and tourism bodies team up to promote destination Greece and domestic film projects.

Elefsina Officially Named European Capital of Culture for 2023

Elefsina, Veszprém-Balaton and Timisoara officially received their 2023 European Capitals of Culture (ECoC) titles during a handover event in Athens.

Athens’ Syntagma Metro Station to Host Asia Minor Catastrophe Tribute

An audiovisual tribute commemorating 100 years since the Asia Minor catastrophe will open at the multi-purpose hall at the Syntagma Square metro station in Athens.

Design for Athens’ New National Archaeological Museum Selected

Athens' new National Archaeological Museum will be created by architect Alexandros N Tombazis and David Chipperfield Architects.

Bell Tower of Landmark Church in Athens to be Restored

The Greek Culture Ministry has filed a restoration plan for the bell tower of one of the most historic churches in the center of Athens: the Holy Temple of the Life-giving Spring.

Greece to Restore Quake-hit Monuments on Kos

The Greek culture ministry said it would be moving ahead with the restoration of quake-hit monuments on Kos.

World Media: London-Athens Close to Deal Over Parthenon Marbles’ Return

The British Museum said it was in talks with Athens for the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece as part of a cultural exchange program.

Monemvasia Castle to Become Accessible Thanks to Cable Car

Monemvasia Castle, located on the south-eastern coast of the Peloponnese, is to become accessible thanks to the installation of a cable car.

Next Step for Greece: Investing in Silver, Accessible Tourism

Greece plans to invest more in connecting culture with travel and in new segments such as senior and accessible tourism.

Studies Underway to Restore Venetian Port of Heraklio

Studies are underway ahead of restoration works on the Venetian Port of Heraklion on Crete, according to a recent Greek culture ministry announcement.

Greece to Nominate Nicopolis for Inclusion on UNESCO World Heritage Site List

The Greek Culture Ministry is planning to nominate the Nicopolis archaeological site near Preveza, Epirus, for inclusion on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list.