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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!

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.

Greece Launches 140 Cultural Events Outdoors at Sites Countrywide

A total of 140 concerts, art shows, theater and dance performances are scheduled to take place across Greece in the next two months, the culture ministry announced.

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.

Greece Closes Outdoor Archaeological Sites During the Day Due to Heatwave

All outdoor archaeological sites in Greece will remain closed between noon and 5 pm due to the heatwave that has been scorching the country.

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.

Temple of Poseidon

The sanctuary at Sounion is one of the most important sanctuaries in Attica. Sporadic finds point to the conclusion that the site was inhabited in the prehistoric period but there is no evidence of religious practice in such an early date. "Sounion Hieron" (sanctuary of Sounion)...
Posted On 13 May 2014
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Decision Allowing Transfer of Greece’s Archaeological Sites for Private Use Upheld

A decision that foresees the transfer of 2,330 Greek sites to the Public Properties Company SA for their exploitation has been upheld.

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.

Acropolis Area Building Permits Shelved for Now

Greece's environment minister, Giorgos Stathakis, has temporarily suspended all new building permits for constructions in the area surrounding the Acropolis after a public uproar.

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.

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 Ambracia Western Necropolis Now Open for Visitors

The archaeological site of Ambracia Western Necropolis in Arta, western Greece, is now open to the public.

Elefsina’s Old Oil Mill to Become an Archaeological Museum

The old Oil Mill in Elefsina, Attica, will be transformed into a museum and house some of the city’s most significant archaeological findings.

Greece to Index and Protect Flora & Fauna at 20 Archaeological Sites

Actions have been announced for the protection and preservation of the flora and fauna of 20 archaeological sites in Greece under a budget of 258,500 euros.

Parthenon Frieze Fragment to Return to Greece from Italy

The Acropolis Museum in Athens, will soon receive a fragment of the eastern frieze of the Parthenon, from Italy's Museo Archeologico Antonio Salinas.

Greece to Open its First Underwater Museum

Greece in August will open its first underwater museum off the coast of Peristera, an islet near Alonissos in the Sporades group.

Restoration Works Continue at Sikyona Ancient Theater and Messini Archaeological Site

Works for the restoration of Greece's Sikyona Ancient Theater and the archaeological site of Messini will continue after the two projects secured funding of 520,000 euros.

Poll: More Britons in Favor of Returning Parthenon Marbles to Greece

The Parthenon Marbles belong to Greece and should be returned to their rightful owners, says 59% of UK residents in a recent YouGov poll.

Olga Mendesidi, ©Greek Travel Pages Cultural Content Editor