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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 submitt 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.

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.