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UN for Rightful Return of Parthenon Marbles to Greece

The Parthenon Marbles should rightfully be returned to Greece, according to a decision by the UN General Assembly on Wednesday.

Greece Shifts Strategy for Return of Parthenon Marbles

The Greek government has changed plans in its quest for the return of the Parthenon Marbles after the country’s culture minister said on Tuesday, that a diplomatic campaign would be launched instead to negotiate with the British Museum.

The Acropolis Museum to ‘Reveal’ the Mysteries of Samothrace on World Tourism Day

On the occasion of World Tourism Day on September 27, the Acropolis Museum will give visitors the opportunity to discover the landscapes, the people and the great archaeological exhibits of Samothrace.

Acropolis Museum Winner in 2015 TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Awards for Museums

The Acropolis Museum in Athens, Greece, has been honored this year as part of the 2015 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice awards for museums around the globe, ranking as the 11th on the list of top 25 museums in the world and 8th top museum in Europe.

August 15 Holiday: Tips on What to do in Athens While Greece Celebrates

Mid-August is a great time for residents and visitors to be in Athens city center as it is less crowded, there are no traffic jams and it is more quiet than usual. This may just be the best time to go out and really explore Athens center and Attica!

August Full Moon Greek Style with Sites, Museums Open to All

A total of 140 events across dozens of archaeological sites, museums and main attractions in Greece, from Athens’ Temple of Olympian Zeus and Cape Sounion to the Theopetra Caves, the castle town of Mystras and the once sacred island of Delos, will welcome the full moon on August...

Acropolis Museum Celebrates Six Years with Impressive Samothrace Show

As part of celebrations for its sixth birthday, the Acropolis Museum will launch a series of exhibitions featuring archaeological treasures from small museums across Greece, with “Samothrace - The Mysteries of the Great Gods” launching the festivities on June 20.

Ryanair Dubbed ‘Second Largest Carrier’ at Athens Airport

Irish low cost carrier Ryanair recently celebrated its first year of operations in Athens and was announced as the second largest carrier based at Athens International Airport.

6th ICCED

The 6th ICCED will be held at the Acropolis Museum, Auditorium, on Friday 15th of May 2015, commencing at 14:00, and ending at 18:30.

Free Admission at the Acropolis Museum on March 25

On the occasion of the Greek National Holiday on Wednesday March 25, the Acropolis Museum in Athens has announced free admission and access to special events.

100 Years of Greek Tourism Architecture on Display at the Acropolis Museum

Greek tourism’s architecture of the last 100 years will go on display at the Acropolis Museum in Athens.

Halkidiki Flavors Take Center Stage at the Acropolis Museum

In efforts to promote local products and introduce the region as a prime gastronomy destination, Halkidiki authorities organized “Halkidikis Gefseis” (Tastes of Halkidiki) recently at the Acropolis Museum restaurant in Athens.

Tastes of Halkidiki take the Spotlight at the Acropolis Museum

In efforts to promote local products and introduce the region as a gastronomy destination, Halkidiki authorities are organizing “Halkidikis Gefseis” (Tastes of Halkidiki) on Thursday 11 December at the Acropolis Museum restaurant in Athens.

Acropolis Museum To Stay Open On Winter Mondays

The Acropolis Museum has announced that it will operate on winter opening times as of 1 November 2014 until 31 March 2015, Mondays included.

Acropolis Museum Launches “Alternating Gallery Talk” Program For Visitors

The Acropolis Museum in Athens has announced that it will be holding discussions that cover a broad range of topics from the ancient world to introducing different ways of viewing the objects in its collection.

Greece Not Preparing For Legal Action To Repatriate Parthenon Marbles

The Greek Government has no plans for the time being to launch legal action against Britain to regain the Parthenon Marbles, Culture Minister Kostas Tasoulas said at a recent press conference held at the Acropolis Museum.

Video: The New York Times Describes 36 Hours In Athens, Greece

The online edition of the New York Times hosts a video that introduces the changed face of Athens, Greece's capital city that was reborn through the economic turmoil and now appears self-confident and creative.

Aegean Airlines Shows Greece’s Beauty To Passengers

Passengers traveling on all flights of Aegean Airlines can enjoy Greece's beautiful destinations through the new channel "enter Greece," which has launched as part of the airline's in-flight entertainment program.

TripAdvisor Reviewers Name Acropolis Museum Among Best In The World

The Acropolis Museum in Athens, Greece, ranks among the world's top 25 museums on travel website TripAdvisor's annual Travelers' Choice awards for top museums in the world.

The Guardian Highlights The Best Of Athens, Greece, In New City Guide

"It would be criminal to come to Athens and miss the Acropolis but visitors who stick only to the city’s ancient past are missing out," The Guardian notes in its recently released online Athens city guide.