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Greece Celebrating European Days of Conservation-Restoration 2021

Greece is celebrating the European Days of Conservation-Restoration 2021 with a number of events taking place across the country until October 10.

UNESCO Calls on UK to ‘Reconsider’ Returning Parthenon Marbles to Greece

UNESCO is urging the British Museum to reconsider repatriating the Parthenon Marbles to Greece and to enter talks on the issue.

Greece Slams British Museum for Lack of Care, Calls for Return of Parthenon Marbles

Greece says British Museum is not caring for the Parthenon Marbles and calls for their return to their homeland.

European Capital of Smart Tourism 2022 Competition Launches

The European Commission has announced the launch of the European Capital of Smart Tourism 2022 competition, an event that rewards European cities for their sustainable tourism practices.

Parthenon Marbles Dispute Heats Up After UK PM’s Comment

Greek authorities have reacted strongly to claims made by UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson that the Britain will not return the Parthenon Marbles to its legal owner Greece.

UK PM Says Greece’s Parthenon Marbles Will Stay in Britain 

British PM Boris Johnson is refusing to return the Parthenon Marbles to Greece, despite a request in 2019 by Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

Haidari Municipality Plans to Restore Historic Monuments to Attract Visitors

The Haidari Municipality has plans to restore the Palataki tower, a monument of significant historical value, aiming to promote the area’s cultural heritage and attract visitors.

British Museum Still Refuses to Return Greece’s Parthenon Marbles

The British Museum is still refusing to return the Parthenon Marbles to Greece, claiming it has “no intention of removing controversial objects from public display”.

Greece Unveils Face Masks Inspired by its Cultural Heritage

Greece’s Archaeological Resources Fund has launched a collection of textile face masks featuring prints and drawings inspired by the country’s rich cultural heritage.

Greece and United States Discuss Cooperation in Culture, Arts, Film

Greece and the United States discussed ways to boost cooperation in culture, arts, film production, and technology.

International Music Festivals Taking Place on Rhodes

The island of Rhodes, this summer will host two international music festivals as part of its efforts to enrich its tourism product and enhance the travel experience of visitors.

Greece’s Lavreotiki Municipality Aiming for UNESCO Status

The Lavreotiki Municipality will submit a file to the culture ministry in order to be included on UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites list for its vast history and singular geology.

Greece Renews Efforts to Bring Back the Parthenon Marbles

Greece has set up a new advisory committee tasked with bringing the Parthenon Marbles back from the British Museum.

City of Athens Joins Call for Return of Parthenon Marbles to Greece

Athens Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis is backing a city council decision to send a letter to the British government calling for the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece.

Greece to Propose Epirus’ Zagori Villages as UNESCO Heritage Site

The Greek Culture Ministry will prepare a preliminary file for the inclusion of the northern Epirus region of Zagori on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list.

Greece to Put Parthenon Marbles Issue Back on the Table After Brexit

With Britain’s departure from the EU, Greece will intensify its efforts to bring back the Parthenon Marbles to their original home.

Greece Remembers Melina Mercouri with Year Full of Cultural Events

Greece will host a number of cultural events this year to mark the 100-year anniversary since the birth of Greek actress, activist, and former culture minister Melina Mercouri.

Central Macedonia Region Allocates €10m for 17 Culture Projects

Central Macedonia Region authorities have released 10 million euros for the funding of restoration and upgrade works on 17 new culture projects.

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.