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Ancient Shipwrecks Found Near Greece’s Levitha Islet

Five 2,000-year-old shipwrecks have been discovered near the Greek islet of Levitha with very significant finds, according to the Greek Culture Ministry.

Greece’s August 15 Full Moon Comes with Free Events at Museums, Sites

A number of cultural events will take place on August 15 at Greece's archaeological sites and museums to mark the full moon celebrations.

Greek PM Sets Out Culture Ministry Agenda with Ambitious Projects

The Greek government's priority is to link culture with tourism and sport, according to Greece's Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

Mykonos’ Aphrodite Beach Resort Promotes Cultural Tourism Through Art Exhibition

The Aphrodite Beach Resort on Mykonos is promoting Greek cultural tourism through its art venue, created in collaboration with the RESTART Contemporary Art Platform.

‘blueFest Crete 19’ Event Connects Tourism with Culture

Tourism and culture were connected at the “blueFest 19” event, held on the island of Crete by the G & A Mamidakis Foundation.

Piraeus Silo to Become Underwater Antiquities Museum

A 1934 silo on the port of Piraeus is set to be converted into a Museum of Underwater Antiquities, following the scheme's approval by Greece’s Port Planning and Development Committee.

Dead Can Dance, Tindersticks & The Cure on Stage in Attica

Attica this summer will be hosting performances by famous bands Dead Can Dance, Tindersticks and The Cure, among others.

Lesvos Food Fest, Bollywood Dances and ‘Talking Stones’ Events on GNTO’s Agenda

The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) this summer is supporting a number of events that highlight the country’s beauties, culture and gastronomy.

BlueFest Crete 2019 Event to Showcase Local Gastronomy and Art

The G & A Mamidakis Foundation in July will hold the 2nd “blueFest Crete 19 | Culture & Beyond”, a two-day festival that aims to promote local gastronomy and art.

Acropolis Museum Celebrates 10 Years and 14.5 Million Visitors

Since its grand opening in 2009, the Acropolis Museum in Athens has welcomed some 14.5 million visitors from Greece and abroad.

Greek Paths of Culture Win Europa Nostra Heritage Award for 2019

Greece’s "Greek Paths of Culture" won a Europa Nostra heritage award in the Education, Training and Awareness-raising category for 2019.

Greek Archaeological Council Decides to Reconstruct Parthenon Cella

The northern wall of the cella (or chamber) of the Parthenon in Athens, is set to be reconstructed, according to Greece’s Central Archaeological Council (KAS).

Athens Hosts ‘Oedipus Rex’ Ancient Theater Performance

The Fimonoi theater group is offering Athens' visitors and residents the opportunity to enjoy the "Oedipus Rex", one of Sophocles' masterpieces.

Argo Travel Awarded for Innovative Promotion of Cultural, Religious Tourism Services

Argo Travel Group was awarded for the innovative promotion of "Traces of Greece", its newly established cultural and religious tourism department.

MSc in Sustainable Tourism Development: Deadline for Applications is April 5

Applications for the MSc in sustainable tourism development, launched by Harokopio and Aegean Universities and the Paris I – Panthéon Sorbonne, end on April 5.

Cyclades Trail Cup 2019 is All About Sports, Nature and Culture

Sports, nature and culture will be part of this year’s Cyclades Trail Cup (CTC), the running event that aims to promote the Greek Islands as an alternative sports tourism destination.

South Aegean Ready to Shine as European Region of Gastronomy

The culinary traditions of the South Aegean Region are reaching all the more people within the framework of its tenure as “European Region of Gastronomy 2019”.

Evros’ Nature and Wildlife on Display at Ramada Plaza Thraki Hotel

The Ramada Plaza Thraki hotel in Alexandroupolis is hosting a photo exhibition featuring landscapes of Evros and Rodopi in northern Greece.

TEMES-Costa Navarino Adapts Strategy to UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals

TEMES SA, the development company of Costa Navarino, has issued the 2017 edition of its Sustainability Report, which is based on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals set by the United Nations.

Sofitel Athens Airport Hosts Exhibit of Artwork by Penny Spyropoulou

Aiming to promote Greek art, the Sofitel Athens Airport is currently hosting an art exhibition of late artist Penny Spyropoulou.