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‘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.

UNWTO Bolsters Teamwork in Tourism with EU

The UNWTO and the European Parliament signed an agreement in Brussels towards the advancement of sustainable tourism across the EU.

Greece Launches European Cultural Heritage Year Events

Greece officially launched the European Year of Cultural Heritage, an initiative of the European Commission, with a special event focused on Rebetiko music.

Greece, Italy Discuss Tourism Cooperation

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura and Italy's Ambassador to Greece Luigi Marras recently explored ways to boost cooperation on tourism issues.

Greek Culture Minister Denies ‘London Times’ Parthenon Marbles Story

Greek Culture Minister Lydia Koniordou has denied a London Times report that Greece is taking legal action to win back the Parthenon Marbles.

Greece and Italy Sign Memorandum of Cooperation on Culture

In efforts to prevent the illicit trafficking of antiquities and protect cultural heritage, Greece and Italy signed a memorandum of cooperation in the field of culture.

Greeks Call for Parthenon Marbles Issue to be Part of Brexit Talks

The Greek government is requesting that the issue of the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece be part of the Brexit negotiations citing EU treaty law.

Greek Universities, Paris I–Panthéon Sorbonne Offer Master’s in Tourism

A Master's degree program in sustainable tourism development has been launched by the Harokopio and Aegean Universities and the Paris I – Panthéon Sorbonne University.

Greece Still Pondering Best Way to Get Parthenon Marbles Back

The Greek government is moving ahead with a series of political and diplomatic actions towards the repatriation of the Parthenon Marbles which were illegally removed from the Parthenon by Lord Elgin in the 1800s and have for almost two centuries resided in the British Museum.

Pioneering Greeks – “Clio Muse”, A Tour Guide App for Museums & Cultural Institutions

This week, the "Pioneering Greeks" column introduces "Clio Muse", a smart phone application that works as a liaison between cultural institutions and their visitors.

Vote for Greece in Europa Nostra’s Public Choice Award 2015!

Greece has three entries in the Europa Nostra Public Choice vote! The winner of the Public Choice Award will be announced at the European Heritage Awards Ceremony, a high-profile event, at Oslo City Hall on June 11.

Santorini to Host UNESCO Wine Symposium in November

The heritage and development of wine regions and their role in tourism will be the focus of an UNESCO symposium to be held on the Greek island of Santorini on November 5-7.

Greece Wins Triple for Cultural Heritage at 2015 EU/Europa Nostra Awards

Greece is one of the 28 award winners of the 2015 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage/Europa Nostra Awards.

Formation of Tourism Intergroup at European Parliament Receives Applause from Sector

The tourism industry across Europe has applauded the recent formation of a new Intergroup by Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) on the subject of Tourism.

Greece To Promote Cultural Heritage Through “Thematic Destinations”

The Greek Tourism Ministry is planning to enrich and improve the country's tourism offer through the promotion of "thematic destinations."