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Greek Lawyers to Set Up Committee for Return of Parthenon Marbles

A Committee for the Return of the Parthenon Marbles is being set up by Greek lawyers, with the aim to offer legal support in Greece’s efforts to bring the sculptures back.

Europe Gets PLUGGY, its First Social Media Platform Dedicated to Cultural Heritage

PLUGGY, the first social media platform dedicated to promoting Europe’s cultural heritage, was officially presented in Greece.

Greek Culture Ministry Declares 2020 ‘Year of Melina Mercouri’

The Greek Culture Ministry is dedicating the year 2020 to the internationally-acclaimed Greek actress, activist, and former culture minister Melina Mercouri.

Greece – US Explore Issues of Cultural Exchange

Taking action for the return of items illegally removed from Greece was highlighted during the second round of Greece - US strategic talks in Athens.

Three Key Culture Projects in Greece Taking Steps to Completion

Three major cultural projects are scheduled to move into implementation phase in the upcoming period, according to Greek Culture Minister Lina Mendoni.

Greece to Officially Request Parthenon Marbles’ Temporary Return

Greece will officially request the temporary return of the Parthenon Marbles to Athens for the 1821-2021 bicentennial celebrations.

Greek PM: ‘Timing Excellent’ for Parthenon Marbles’ Return

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will propose a cultural exchange deal to the UK as a first step towards the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece.

Ten Cities Competing for ‘2020 European Capital of Smart Tourism’ Title

Ten European cities have been shortlisted for the 2020 European Capital of Smart Tourism competition, an initiative that aims to promote smart tourism in the EU.

Greek Lighthouses to Welcome the Public on August 18

Twenty-eight lighthouses in Greece will be open to the public on Sunday, August 18, on the occasion of International Lighthouse Day.

Astir Palace Vouliagmeni SA Contributes €650,000 for Environment, Local Community

Astir Palace is contributing 650,000 euros for works aimed to benefit the environment and local communities of Vari – Voula – Vouiliagmeni.

Greek Culture Minister Says Return of Parthenon Marbles the Only Option

"The return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece is a one-way street,” Greek Culture Minister Myrsini Zorba said during a workshop held in Athens.

Robert F Kennedy Human Rights Group Calls for Return of Parthenon Marbles

Kerry Kennedy, the head of the Robert F Kennedy Human Rights advocacy group, called for the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece, during her visit to Athens.

Acropolis Museum Head Says Return of Parthenon Marbles the ‘Only Solution’

Acropolis Museum Director Dimitris Pantermalis said the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Athens is the only solution to the debate between Greece and the UK.

Greece Reminds British Museum to Take Heed of UN Declarations over Parthenon Marbles

The Parthenon Marbles have once again stirred animosity between Athens and London, triggered this time by comments made by the British Museum’s director.

Greece Participates in European Day of Cultural Heritage Conservation

Greek monument conservation workshops will open their doors to the public, as part of an initiative to bring Europe’s cultural heritage closer to people.

Attica Presented as Multidimensional Destination to French Market

In efforts to attract French city break travelers, the Attica Region promoted its multidimensional tourism products at a workshop during the IFTM Top Resa 2018 exhibition in Paris.

Samothraki Open Forum Focuses on Sustainable Island Growth

Tapping into smart technology and setting up walking paths around Mt Saos were among the key discussions of the 1st Samothraki Open Forum, held recently on Samothrace.

Guardian: Brexit Good Chance for Greeks to Seek Parthenon Marbles’ Return

Brexit might be the right time for the Greek government to exert pressure on Britain to return the Parthenon Marbles, according an article published in The Guardian.

‘Samothraki Open Forum’ to Focus on Sustainability, Cultural Heritage

The Greek island of Samothraki in September will host the the Samothraki Open Forum, which will focus on sustainable development and cultural heritage.

EU Announces Finalists for ‘European Capital of Smart Tourism 2019’ Competition

The European Union has shortlisted 10 cities as finalists in the competition for the European Capital of Smart Tourism 2019 title.