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Design for Athens’ New National Archaeological Museum Selected

Athens' new National Archaeological Museum will be created by architect Alexandros N Tombazis and David Chipperfield Architects.

Greece to Restore Quake-hit Monuments on Kos

The Greek culture ministry said it would be moving ahead with the restoration of quake-hit monuments on Kos.

Monemvasia Castle to Become Accessible Thanks to Cable Car

Monemvasia Castle, located on the south-eastern coast of the Peloponnese, is to become accessible thanks to the installation of a cable car.

Next Step for Greece: Investing in Silver, Accessible Tourism

Greece plans to invest more in connecting culture with travel and in new segments such as senior and accessible tourism.

Studies Underway to Restore Venetian Port of Heraklio

Studies are underway ahead of restoration works on the Venetian Port of Heraklion on Crete, according to a recent Greek culture ministry announcement.

Greece Celebrates Return of 15 Ancient Cycladic Treasures from Stern Collection

Greece has welcomed the return of 15 ancient Greek treasures from the Stern Collection in the United States to Athens’ Museum of Cycladic Art.

Greece and The Met Team Up to Promote Cycladic Culture

Greece and New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met) have agreed to work together for the promotion and study of Cycladic culture.

The Met to Exhibit Greek Antiquities Before they Return to Greece Over Time

Over the next 25 years, some 161 Greek antiquities belonging to an American billionaire will gradually be returned to Greece but first will go on show at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met).

Greek Culture Ministry Hands Over Restored Sikinos Monument

The Culture Ministry has restored the Monument of Episkopi on Sikinos, which has also received a European Heritage/Europa Nostra award for 2022.

Culture Ministry Announces Expansion of Rhodes’ Medieval City

The Medieval City of Rhodes, which includes the highly visited Palace of the Grand Master, will be extended by 18,000m2, the Greek Culture Ministry has announced.

Greece to Index and Protect Flora & Fauna at 20 Archaeological Sites

Actions have been announced for the protection and preservation of the flora and fauna of 20 archaeological sites in Greece under a budget of 258,500 euros.

Ancient Olympia: Ministry Aims to Build Stronger Link Between Culture and Tourism

Strengthening the link between culture and tourism will bring added value to local communities and in turn boost the national economy, says Greek Culture Minister Lina Mendoni.

Central Greece Adds More Underwater Museums to Diving Park

Three new underwater museums in Magnesia, Central Greece, are now open to divers and aimed at attracting more visitors to the Region of Thessaly.

Ancient Messene to Get New Archaeological Museum

A new archaeological museum is in the pipeline to host finds discovered at Ancient Messene in the Peloponnese.

Alexandroupolis Gets its Own Archaeological Museum

Greek border town Alexandroupolis welcomed its own archaeological museum that features items uncovered during excavations in the wider Macedonia and Thrace Region.

Certification Process Underway for Museums in Greece

Museums across Greece are invited to gain certification through the Greek Museum Recognition and Certification System launched by the Culture Ministry.

Accessibility Works Underway at Lindos Acropolis on Rhodes 

The Greek Culture Ministry has launched works to make the Lindos Acropolis on Rhodes accessible to persons with disability.

Historic ‘Hotel Leros’ to be Revamped into Cultural Venue

The historic ‘Hotel Leros’ on the Greek island of Leros will be redeveloped into a multi-purpose cultural space after being approved for funding.

Greece Announces Venice Biennale Participation

Greece will participate in the Venice Biennale 2022 with a VR work and sound installation of artist Loukia Alavanou that focus on the link between ancient Greece and the Roma communities outside Athens.

Greece – EU Culture Ministers Call for Protection of Ukraine Heritage

Greek Culture Minister Lina Mendoni and her EU counterparts have signed a declaration calling for the protection of Ukraine’s cultural heritage.