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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.

Commission Promoting Cultural Heritage for Cohesive, Resilient Europe

The European Commission has announced the first-ever "European Framework for Action on Cultural Heritage" aimed at safeguarding and promoting Europe's cultural heritage.

Cultural Tourism Key to Sustaining Communities, Safeguarding Heritage

A clear and strong link between tourism, culture and local community stakeholders is essential, according to the UNWTO and UNESCO.

Kalamata Seminar Casts Spotlight on Messinian Gastronomy, Products

The unique flavors and products of the Greek region of Messinia were presented at a seminar on local gastronomy, held in Kalamata by the Constantakopoulos Foundation.

Epirus’ Music, Traditions and Flavors ‘Arrive’ at Athens Airport

As part of its "Fly me to the moon" program, Athens International Airport will introduce the destination of Epirus to travelers and guests.

European Destinations Prefer Quality Over Quantity, Says Report

Popular European cities are wooing more upmarket, niche and cultured travelers and fewer mass-market tourists, according to a report released by Euromonitor International.

‘American Art Everywhere’ Project Takes Off in Thessaloniki

American art is currently on show in Thessaloniki as part of the "American Art Everywhere" project, launched within the framework of the 83rd TIF events.

Underwater Gallery on Amorgos Invites all to ‘Dive’ into Art

A photo exhibition will be held during September 19-22 in an “Underwater Gallery”, a cave at a depth of 7-17 meters, near the port of Aegiali on the island of Amorgos.

Creta Maris has Sustainable Hotel Practices as Top Priority

The Creta Maris Beach Resort on Crete has released its 5th Sustainability Report, which focuses on environmental protection and the support of local communities.