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Athens Welcomes Greek Tourism Expo

Some 162 exhibitors, 74 hosted buyers, 2,600 B2B meetings and 6,650 visitors “came to meet the Greeks” at this year’s 1st Greek Tourism Expo which took place at the Metropolitan Expo on 5-7 December.

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.

Greece Frowns Upon British Museum’s Loan of Parthenon Marbles Sculpture to Russia

The decision of the British Museum to send a Parthenon sculpture on a loan to the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg to celebrate its 250th anniversary, has sparked an angry reaction in Greece.

Athens Airport Promotes Greek Capital at 2nd ACES Symposium

"The ACES Symposium - Athens is a unique initiative of its kind with particular importance for the airport but also for the city of Athens in general," the CEO of the Athens International Airport (AIA), Yiannis Paraschis, said in regards to the 2nd Airport Chief Executives’...

Greek Cuisine the Focus of Attica Fam Trip for European Media

Greek cuisine was at the center of a recent fam trip organized by the Attica Regional Authority for European media.

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.

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.

August Full Moon In Greece: Special Events At Museums & Sites

The August full moon will be celebrated this year with over 110 free events and late-night openings of archaeological sites and museums across Greece on Sunday 10 August.

From London To Athens By Bike, An Initiative For The Parthenon Marbles To Return To Greece

Italian professor Salvatore Lo Sicco traveled from London to Athens on his bike to rally for the Parthenon Marbles to return to their birthplace in Greece.

Αρχαιολογικοί χώροι που θα παραμείνουν ανοιχτοί για την πανσέληνο στις 10 Αυγούστου

Το υπουργείο Πολιτισμού και Αθλητισμού ανακοίνωσε τους αρχαιολογικούς χώρους και τα μνημεία σε όλη την επικράτεια, που θα παραμείνουν ανοιχτά, με εκδηλώσεις ή μη, τη νύχτα της πανσελήνου την Κυριακή 10 Αυγούστου...

Acropolis Museum To Celebrate Full Moon On 10 August

The Acropolis Museum will celebrate the August Full Moon on Sunday 10 August 2014 with opera classics, film music and famous Greek melodies, performed by the historic Hellenic Air Force Band.

National Geographic Features The “Facelift” Of the Caryatids At The Acropolis Museum

The "new look" of ancient Greece's four marble maidens - the Caryatids - was recently featured by National Geographic.

New Campaign Launches For The Return Of The Parthenon Marbles To Greece

"Return (the marbles), Restore (Parthenon), Restart (history)" is the title of a new international campaign for the reunification of the Parthenon Marbles launched by UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Marianna V. Vardinoyannis.

Acropolis Museum Celebrates 5th Birthday On 20 June

On 20 June the exhibition areas of the new Acropolis Museum will remain open from 8am until 12 midnight with reduced admission.

Acropolis Museum In Athens Turns Five Years Old

In celebration of its fifth birthday on Friday 20 June 2014, the Acropolis Museum in Athens will present the horsemen on the West Frieze of the Parthenon through three-dimensional digital images.

Acropolis Museum Among The Most Amazing 21st Century Museums In The World

The Acropolis Museum in Athens, Greece, has been included on a list of the 20 most amazing museums in the world, compiled by the editors of online architectural magazine Archdaily. The list was announced in honor of International Museum Day on 18 May.

Museum, Archaeological Site Attendance In Greece Rises In January 2014

Greek museums experienced an 11.8 percent increase in visitor numbers in January 2014 compared with the same month of 2013, according to a survey on museums and archaeological sites attendance carried out by the Greek statistical authority, ELSTAT.

Acropolis of Athens

For over two millennia, ascending the Acropolis hill has been a must-do for visitors to Athens; it could not be otherwise for the Acropolis monuments, the universal and timeless symbols of the classical spirit bequeathed by Greek Antiquity to the world.
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Travel Trade Athens: Major Trade Event Launches Next Week In The Greek Capital

The Greek capital will be in the spotlight next week when the City of Athens launches Travel Trade Athens, a two-day event aimed to restore the city’s image in the international market and strengthen its popularity as a travel destination. The trade event will take place 22-23...
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Free Entrance This Evening At Acropolis Museum

On the occasion of International Day for Monuments and Sites on Thursday, 18 April, the Acropolis Museum in Athens has announced that entrance to the museum will be free for the public 5-8pm.