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Greece’s Ancient Messene To Be Nominated To UNESCO World Heritage List

Ancient Messene has been included on Greece's tentative list of sites and monuments for potential nomination for UNESCO World Heritage Status.

Greek Museums, Sites Welcomed More Visitors In July

Visitors to Greek museums in July increased by 18.2 percent and revenue from receipts were up by 14.7 percent compared with the same month of 2012, the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) announced on 11 November.

Greece Promoted Online To German Market

The Greek National Tourism Organization office in Germany is making full use of modern technology to give Greece the best online promotion to the German public.

UNESCO’s World Heritage List Includes 17 Greek Monuments

UNESCO's latest update of the World Heritage List refers to 981 properties... 17 of those properties are Greek.

“Our Greece Globally Yours” Campaign Presented To Foreign Diplomatic Missions

The "Our Greece Globally Yours" campaign that promotes the "other side" of the true and unspoilt Greece was recently presented to representatives of foreign diplomatic missions at the Information Office of the European Parliament in Greece.

Greece’s 2,000-Year-Old Computer On Display In Arta

A BBC documentary that shows the secrets of a 2,000-year-old computer used by Ancient Greeks will be screened at the Archaeological Museum of Arta on 7 October following the opening of the "Antikythera Mechanism" exhibition.

Changes To Opening Hours Of Greek Archaeological Sites, Museums

The operating hours of Greek archaeological sites and museums such as the Acropolis Archaeological site, the Archaeological Site of Olympia and the Castle of Astypalaia have been modified.

World Tourism Day 2013: The Acropolis Museum Celebrates!

The Acropolis Museum is celebrating World Tourism Day today, Friday, 27 September, with gallery talks about the museum masterpieces. Free admission for all visitors between 7 pm and 10 pm.

CNN: Mycenae Among “Must See” Ancient Sites In The World

The declared World Heritage Site of Mycenae, Greece, located about 90 kilometers southwest of Athens, has been chosen by American news network CNN as one of the 15 most important - but lesser known - archaeological destinations in the world.

Greek Museums, Sites See Increase In Visitors

Greek museums and archaeological sites saw an increase in visitation levels last May, according to the Greek statistical authority, ELSTAT.

Greece’s National Museum of Contemporary Art To Open Spring 2014

If you have recently passed by the start of Syngrou Avenue towards the center of Athens - one of the busiest sections of the Greek capital - then you surely have noticed that something is different.

Have Archaeologists Discovered The Grave Of Alexander The Great?

The Greek Culture Ministry said last week that archaeoligists were getting ahead of themselves by announcing that may have discovered the grave of Alexander the Great at a site near ancient Amphipolis, 370 miles north of Athens.

Greek Contemporary Art Exhibition On Mykonos

Skoufa Gallery and luxury boutique hotel Grace Mykonos have teamed up to present the Greek contemporary art scene to a wide audience across the island of Mykonos.

Benaki Museum: Free Admission Every Thursday To All Buildings

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation is providing the public one year of free entrance, once a week, to the four buildings of the Benaki Museum.

Spinalonga Among Greece’s Nomination Proposals For UNESCO’s World Heritage List

Spinalonga, the Venetians walls and the Minoan Palaces of Crete are the three nomination proposals that Greece has submitted to UNESCO to be considered for inclusion to the World Heritage List.

Petrified Forest of Lesvos: The 8th Wonder of the World?

One of the most astonishing creations of nature, the Petrified Forest on the Greek island of Lesvos, is among the candidates for the “8th Wonder of the World” online contest.

New Operating Hours For Museums In Arta, Nicopolis

The Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities of Preveza-Arta has announced new scheduled operating hours for the archaeological museums in Arta and Nicopolis, effective as of June.

Greece Has Two Nominations In Europa Nostra’s Public Choice Award

Greece is among the 30 winners, selected from nearly 200 nominated projects, of the 2013 EU Prize for cultural heritage/ Europa Nostra Awards, according to a recent announcement.
The New Acropolis Museum. On the occasion of World Tourism Day, the Culture and Tourism Ministry announced free admission to all archaeological sites, historical sites, museums and monuments.

Greece Joins International Museum Day Celebration

Greek museums will take part in the worldwide celebration of International Museum Day and open free of charge on Saturday 18 May.

Acropolis Museum Among The World’s Best

The Acropolis Museum in Athens was placed in the third place on a list of the best 50 museums in the world after the Smithsonian Museum in Washington and the British Museum in London, according to the UK's Sunday Times newspaper.