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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.

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.

Ancient and Medieval Shipwrecks Come to Light off Kasos Island

Ancient and medieval shipwrecks were recently discovered by archaeologists carrying an underwater survey off the Dodecanese island of Kasos.

New Working Group to Examine Acropolis Area Building Limits

A new working group has been set up and tasked with re-examining building terms and limits applicable to the Acropolis area in Athens.

Striking Finds Uncovered at Ancient Achlada Cemetery in Greece

A gold mask and dozens of treasures dating back to the second half of the 6th century BC were uncovered in an ancient cemetery in Achlada, in the town of Florina, northwestern Greece.

Alonissos’ Peristera Shipwreck to Welcome Visitors in 2020

The 5th-century shipwreck of Peristera, located off the Northern Sporades island of Alonissos, is scheduled to open to the public in the summer of 2020.

Ministry Speeds Up Works on Greece’s Amphipolis Site

Works are moving full speed ahead so that the Amphipolis site, where the largest ancient Macedonian tomb was discovered, can open to the public.

Greek PM: ‘Timing Excellent’ for Parthenon Marbles’ Return

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will propose a cultural exchange deal to the UK as a first step towards the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece.

Daskalio Finds May Carry Secret to Origins of Ancient Greece

Recent discoveries on the islet of Daskalio, off Keros, in the Cyclades, may hold the secret to the birth of Ancient Greece, according to archaeologists.

Visitor Numbers to Greek Museums Down, Revenue Up

Visitor numbers to Greek museums dropped by 5.5 percent in March compared to the same month a year ago, with revenue recording a 6.6 percent rise.

Castle of Skyros Reopens After Restoration Works

The Castle of Skyros, located on the highest point of the island’s main town, has reopened to the public after remaining closed for 18 years.

Doctor, Nurses, Bike Patrols to Man Acropolis Site

The Acropolis site will now have a permanent doctor on duty, nursing personnel and a standby ambulance, according to Culture Minister Lina Mendoni.

Greece Skull Fragment May be ‘Oldest Human Fossil Outside Africa’

A piece of skull found in Mani, Southern Greece, appears to be the oldest human fossil ever found outside Africa, according to scientists.

Restoration Works at Amphipolis’ Kasta Hill Advance

Restoration and support works on the Kasta tomb at the Amphipolis site in northern Greece, are set to be completed by August.

Greek Sites and Museums Get New Entrance Fees

New rates for admission to Greek archaeological sites and museums, as well as discounted rates for certain visitor categories, have been announced.

Central Greece: Cultural Heritage Sites to be Restored Back to their Former Glory

EU grants have been secured for the restoration of three major sites of cultural importance in the Central Greece Region.

Acropolis Museum Guides Visitors Through its Ancient Neighborhood

The Acropolis Museum is launching a new cycle of guided tours to the excavation site of the ancient Athens neighborhood, located underneath its premises.

Peloponnese Sites Get EU Funding for Preservation, Restoration

Aiming to preserve the cultural heritage of the Peloponnese, the Culture Ministry has secured funding for the restoration of four main sites in the region.

E-ticket Extends to More Greek Sites, Museums

The Greek Culture Ministry is extending its upgraded e-ticket to a number of new sites and museums across Greece, aiming to improve the overall tourist experience.

Ancient Greek Monuments Facing Climate Change Impact

A number of Greek monuments that have stood intact since antiquity now appear to be facing the consequences of climate change, according to scientists.