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A Presentation of the Most Important Archaeological Sites of Greece

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History, culture and beauty… Greece’s archaeological sites and monuments have it all and more.
The immense cultural heritage of Greece spans back four and a half thousand years and makes each step a visitor takes, a journey through centuries of time. Many of Greece’s imposing archaeological monuments have been constructed two and a half thousand years ago and still, every year, attract hundreds of thousands of visitors. A large number of Greece’s monuments that date back to all periods, are included in the World Cultural Heritage list of UNESCO. These monuments include some of the most important of the country such as the Acropolis of Athens and the archaeological sites of Olympia and Delphi. Welcome time travelers!

Glory of Acropolis to be Displayed in New Light

A new lighting system has been installed at the Acropolis in Athens to unveil the unique features of Greece's landmark monument.

Crete: Underwater Research Continues at Ancient Olous

For the fourth year scientists conducted underwater research off the Elounda bay on Crete, aiming to shine light on the sunken city of Ancient Olous.

Ancient Theaters of Epirus: A Doorway to the Full Travel Experience

The Epirus Region launched over the weekend its new tourism product and branding concept - the Ancient Theaters of Epirus cultural route.

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.

Greek Decision to Remove Thessaloniki Metro Station Finds Triggers Uproar

The decision to transfer a section of an ancient Roman road discovered during excavation works for Thessaloniki's metro, has triggered the angered reaction of archaeologists.

Free Full Moon Cultural Events in Greece on August 3

Greece this year will mark the August full moon with a number of free events at its archaeological sites, monuments and museums.

Big Buildings Blocking Acropolis View Cause Stir

The construction of two multi-storey buildings in the immediate surrounding area of the Acropolis in Athens, has spurred a strong reaction of locals.

Greece OKs Dior Photo Shoot at Acropolis Ahead of ‘Croisière 2022’ Athens Show

Greek authorities have given the green light to French luxury fashion house Dior to carry out photo and video shoots for its “Croisière 2022” collection at the Acropolis in Athens.

New Light Design Showcases Athens Acropolis

The Athens Acropolis has emerged in new light, after a new lighting design was unveiled in the presence of city and government officials.

Athens Acropolis Site and Museum Attract Over 4.5m Visitors

The Acropolis site and museum have welcomed a total of 4.5 million visitors thus far in 2018, according to Greek Culture Minister Myrsini Zorba.

UK PM Says Greece’s Parthenon Marbles Will Stay in Britain 

British PM Boris Johnson is refusing to return the Parthenon Marbles to Greece, despite a request in 2019 by Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

Ancient Agora of Athens

The Agora was the heart of ancient Athens, the focus of political, commercial, administrative and social activity, the religious and cultural centre, and the seat of justice. The site was occupied without interruption in all periods of the city's history. It was used as a...
Posted On 09 May 2014
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Archaeological Site of Akrotiri of Thera

It is one of the most important prehistoric settlements of the Aegean. The first habitation at Akrotiri dates from the Late Neolithic times (at least the 4th millenium BC). During the Early Cycladic period (3rd millenium BC), a sizeable settlement was founded, and in the Middle...
Posted On 13 May 2014
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New Archaeological Museum to Open in Ermionida, Greece

The Greek Culture Ministry has announced plans to open a new archaeological museum in Ermionida, a municipality located in eastern Peloponnese.

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.

Four Ancient Greek Kouroi Statues Come to Light in Atalanti Field

Archaeologists have found four ancient Greek statues - known as Kouroi - in a field in the central Greece town of Atalanti, the Greek culture ministry announced.

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.

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.

Olga Mendesidi, ©Greek Travel Pages Cultural Content Editor