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GNTO: Safeguarding Culture is Key to Future of Tourism

The importance of culture as a key pillar of Greek tourism development was highlighted during the Council of Europe’s cultural routes forum on Crete.

Culture and Sustainability Focus of Greece’s Tourism Strategy

Culture and sustainability are at the center of Greece’s tourism strategy for the next day, according to Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias.

Culture Ministry Invites Greek Filmmakers to Submit Movies for Oscars 2023

The Culture Ministry has invited Greek filmmakers to submit their movies for consideration for Greece’s official entry in the 95th Academy Awards (Oscars 2023).

Culture Ministry: Restoration of Larissa’s Ancient Theater will Finish in 2023

The restoration project of the open-air Ancient Theater of Larissa is on schedule and will be completed by 2023, according to the Greek Culture Ministry.

Museums in Ioannina, Heraklion and Metsovo Get Certification

Three Greek museums located in Ioannina, Metsovo and Heraklion, Crete, have received the “Certified Museum” label by the Culture Ministry.

Greece Hopes ‘Fagan Fragment’ Return to Pave Way for Parthenon Marbles

Italy set a precedent on Saturday, June 4, returning to Greece an artefact removed from the Parthenon frieze known as the “Fagan fragment”.

Greece Sends Loud Message with ‘Reunite Parthenon’ Stamp Series

Greek postal service ELTA has released a commemorative series of stamps featuring the illegally removed parts of the Parthenon, in efforts to raise awareness for the return of the ancient sculptures to Athens.

UNESCO Committee Calls on Greece – UK to Resolve Parthenon Marbles Issue

UNESCO has once again called on Greece and the UK to intensify efforts to resolve the long-standing dispute concerning the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Athens.

Greek and UK Culture Ministries to Discuss Return of Parthenon Marbles

UNESCO has announced that a new round of formal talks will begin between the UK and Greece on the return of the Parthenon Marbles.

Greece Teams Up with Australian Committees for Return of Parthenon Marbles

Greek Culture Minister Lina Mendoni met with Australia's national committees lobbying for the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece.

Greece Partners with ALIPH Foundation to Protect Cultural Heritage in Conflict Areas

Greece has pledged to support the efforts of the ALIPH Foundation to protect cultural heritage sites in conflict areas.

US Returns 55 Antiquities Worth More Than $20m to Greece

Fifty-five antiquities valued at more than $20 million have been repatriated to Greece from the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.

Greece Holds Talks with Italy for Parthenon Frieze Fragment to Stay in Athens

Greece and Italy continue discussions on the permanent return of a Parthenon fragment, from the collection of the Archaeological Museum Antonino Salinas, to Athens.

Piraeus: Plans for Underwater Antiquities Museum Get Approval

Greece’s Council of Museums has given the green light for the creation of an Underwater Antiquities Museum on the coastal front of Piraeus.

Parthenon Frieze Fragment to Return to Greece from Italy

The Acropolis Museum in Athens, will soon receive a fragment of the eastern frieze of the Parthenon, from Italy's Museo Archeologico Antonio Salinas.

Stolen Antiquities Return to Greece from the United States

A total of 47 stolen antiquities will soon return to Greece from the US, following a long-term investigation carried out by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office in New York.

Greece to Receive Parthenon Frieze Fragment from Italy

A fragment of the Parthenon frieze will be returned to Greece from a museum collection in Italy, under a long-term loan agreement.

Acropolis Upgrade and Protection a Priority, Says Culture Minister

The upgrade and protection of the Acropolis archaeological site is a government priority, according to Greek Culture Minister Lina Mendoni.

Culture Ministry: Action Plan for Promotion of Ancient Olympia

An action plan for the cultural promotion of Ancient Olympia in Greece has been agreed between the Culture Ministry, the Region of Western Greece and local authorities.

Home of Greek Poet Nikos Gatsos to Become a Landmark

The home of one of Greece’s greatest poets, Nikos Gatsos, is set to become a landmark, the Culture Ministry has announced.
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