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New Olympia Forum Looks to Boost Development of Greece’s Regions

The Olympia Forum I, a new event that aims to contribute to the economic and cultural development of the country’s 13 regions, will take place during September 18-20 in Ancient Olympia.

Greece Looks to Establish Tourism Education Departments in Ancient Olympia and Kos

The Greek Tourism Ministry is looking to establish two new tourism education departments, one in the area of Ancient Olympia and another on the island of Kos.

GNTO Supports Greek Summer 2020 Events

The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) has included a number of cultural and sport events under its auspices this summer.

Historical Sites in Greece Ready to Welcome Visitors Again – Video

The Culture Ministry has released a video that highlights some of Greece’s most symbolic archaeological sites, which will reopen on May 18.

Microsoft to Introduce Ancient Olympia to the World Through a New App

Ancient Olympia, one of Greece’s most popular archaeological sites, will be introduced to people around the world via a new app to be designed and sponsored by Microsoft.

Gerard Butler in Greece for Olympic Torch Relay

Scottish actor Gerard Butler is in Greece to participate in the Oympic Torch Relay ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

Lighting Ceremony of Olympic Flame will Not Have Spectators

The Olympic Flame Lighting Ceremony will take place as scheduled on March 12, but without the presence of spectators.

Ancient Olympia to Serve as International Olympic Education Center

Remodeling works are set to begin at Ancient Olympia to establish the historic site as an international center for Olympic education.

Sports Events Key for Tourism Growth in the Peloponnese

Sports tourism can be a significant driver of tourism growth for the Peloponnese, as it is currently the fastest growing segment of thematic tourism, according to TEMES CEO Stefanos Theodoridis.

‘IRONMAN 70.3’ Triathlon Event to Host 1,500 Athletes from 61 Countries

More than 1,500 athletes and triathlon lovers from 61 countries around the world, on April 14, will gather at Costa Navarino in Messinia to participate in the prestigious IRONMAN 70.3 sports event.

Culture Ministry: Winter Schedule for Greek Sites, Museums

State museums and archaeological sites in Greece as of January 7, will be operating in accordance to the winter schedule, the Ministry of Culture announced.

Homer’s Odyssey: Archaeologists May Have Discovered Oldest Written Extract

Archaeologists in Greece have discovered a clay tablet with an engraved inscription, which is believed to be the oldest written record of Homer's epic tale, the Odyssey.

Ministry Looks into Developing Cruise Tourism Potential of Katakolo

Developing the cruise potential of the town of Katakolo was discussed by Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura and the local port authority's president, Leonidas Varouksis.

Promotion of Greek Island Culture a Ministry Priority

A number of projects are currently underway or in the pipeline focusing on the renovation or construction of cultural sites on the Cyclades islands, according to Culture Minister Lydia Koniordou.

Greek Island Culture ‘Window to Greece’, Says Minister

The cultural wealth of the Greek islands is an integral part of the country’s identity serving as a “window to Greece”, said Culture Minister Lydia Koniordou.

Greek Museums, Sites See Rise in Visitors, Revenue in 2017

Museums and archaeological sites in Greece welcomed more visitors and recorded an increase in revenue from receipts during 2017, according to ELSTAT.

Greece’s Archimedes Museum Among ‘Europe’s Best Kept Secrets’

The Archimedes Museum in Ancient Olympia, dedicated to Archimedes of Syracuse, is included in FlightNetwork's Top 10 of “Europe’s Best Kept Secret Museums”.

Stolen Artifact Returns to Ancient Olympia

A stolen fragment of a marble pipe, which was taken from the archaeological site of Ancient Olympia and illegally exported to Germany, has been repatriated.

Costa Navarino Educates Young ‘Archaeologists’ and ‘Gardeners’

Costa Navarino this September will hold two educational activities in archaeology and gardening, especially curated for its young guests.

Greece Celebrates European Music Day with Numerous Events in 50 cities

Greece is celebrating the 18th European Music Day with a variety of cultural events, due to take place during June 21-25 in 50 cities.