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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.

Greek Ministry Secures EU Funding for Renovation of Cultural Monuments

A number of restoration and renovation projects at cultural sites across Greece have secured EU funding, according to the Greek Ministry of Culture.

Archaic Mass Grave in Faliro May Soon Open to the Public 

An archaic mass grave uncovered near Faliro, between Athens and Piraeus, will come into the spotlight as the Central Archaeological Council has approved the construction of a protective edifice.

Greek Culture Ministry Sets Out to Make Delos Islet an Open Museum

The Greek Culture Ministry announced plans to transform the historic island of Delos, in the Cyclades, into an open museum.

Greek Archaeological Council Decides to Reconstruct Parthenon Cella

The northern wall of the cella (or chamber) of the Parthenon in Athens, is set to be reconstructed, according to Greece’s Central Archaeological Council (KAS).

Greek Culture Minister Says Return of Parthenon Marbles the Only Option

"The return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece is a one-way street,” Greek Culture Minister Myrsini Zorba said during a workshop held in Athens.

Properties Up for Lease in the Medieval City of Rhodes

Fourteen properties currently not in use in the Medieval City of Rhodes will be leased through public tenders, according to the Archaeological Proceeds Fund (TAP).

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.

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.