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It’s Showtime! 57th Thessaloniki Film Fest Kicks Off

The Thessaloniki International Film Festival - dubbed TIFF57 - has raised the curtain and is ready to treat cinema lovers to everything from the latest to the greatest releases in international and domestic film.

Kos Archaeological Museum Gets Makeover, Open to All

The refurbished archaeological museum on the Dodecanese island of Kos is ready to welcome visitors and offer unique insight into the culture and art of past eras.

Opposition Over Antiquity Report Stumbling Block for Hellenikon Revamp Project

Plans to transform the abandoned Hellenikon airport complex in Glyfada into one of Europe’s largest coastal parks may yet again be put on the back burner after the culture ministry’s archaeological service through a document called for a listing of archaeological sites on the...

Twin Kouros Statues Find their Way Home @ Ancient Corinth Museum

The Archaeological Museum of Ancient Corinth welcomes two life-sized “Kouros” statues to its vast collection of antiquities.

Greek Travel Agents Have Culture Tourism High on Agenda

The Federation of Hellenic Associations of Tourist & Travel Agencies (fedHATTA) has announced that it will include the Athens-Epidaurus Festival event program within the culture section of its tourism action plan “Dodeka” for it to receive more exposure.

Greece Still Pondering Best Way to Get Parthenon Marbles Back

The Greek government is moving ahead with a series of political and diplomatic actions towards the repatriation of the Parthenon Marbles which were illegally removed from the Parthenon by Lord Elgin in the 1800s and have for almost two centuries resided in the British Museum.

Hermitage Welcomes ‘Greece in Russia’ Events

An imposing statue of the archaic Kore 670 is the center piece of the newly launched 'Greece in Russia' events at the State Hermitage in St Petersburg.

Russia… Meet Greece: Cross-year Events Kick Off

The series of parallel events for the “Cross-year Greece and Russia” festivities are set to take place in Moscow, St Petersburg and other Russian cities, as well as across Greece, and will include exchange of art and archaeology exhibits and conferences as well as cultural and...

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.

Kountoura Focuses on Key Culture Issues Ahead of 2016 Tourism Season

With the 2016 season on her agenda, Greek Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura recently held a meeting with Culture Minister Aristides Baltas to discuss key culture issues that are directly related to tourism and fall under his ministry's responsibility.