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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.

Greek Culture Minister Tables Parthenon Marbles’ Return on London Visit

The issue of the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece, was discussed during a meeting between Greek Culture Minister Lydia Koniordou and her UK counterpart Matt Hancock.

UNESCO Calls for ‘Mutually Acceptable Solution’ to Parthenon Marbles Issue

UNESCO recognizes the historical and ethical dimensions of the issue of the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece and calls for a "mutually acceptable solution”.

Greek President Calls for Return of Parthenon Marbles at Royal Reception

Taking the opportunity on occasion of Prince Charles’ visit to Athens, Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos reiterated Greece’s call for the return of the Parthenon Marbles.

EU Launches ‘European Capital of Smart Tourism’ Competition

The EU has launched the "European Capital of Smart Tourism" competition to reward innovation and boost smart development of tourism in European cities.