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Museum of Modern Greek Culture to Open in Plaka

A Museum of Modern Greek Culture in the heart of Athens is set to open in May 2021 featuring exhibits that showcase Greece’s culture through time.

Greece Extends Period for Museum Loans

A bill amendment tabled in parliament will give Greek museums the right to loan moveable art works to international entities for up to 50 years.

Athens Welcomes Film Producers with New Office

Aiming to establish the Greek capital as an attractive filming destination, the municipal authority has announced the creation of the Athens Film Office.

New Light Design Showcases Athens Acropolis

The Athens Acropolis has emerged in new light, after a new lighting design was unveiled in the presence of city and government officials.

Covid-19 May Push Elefsina European Culture Capital Term to 2023

The Commission has proposed that Elefsina and Timisoara push back their terms as European Culture Capitals to 2023 instead of 2021 due to Covid-19.

Greece Adds 16 New Elements to National Intangible Cultural Heritage Index

The Greek Culture Ministry has announced the inclusion of 16 new elements to Greece’s National Directory of Intangible Cultural Heritage.

Culture Ministry Certifies Jewish Museum of Greece

The Jewish Museum of Greece has been certified by the culture ministry’s Directorate of Museums and is now able to access EU funding programs.

Restoration of Greece’s Philippi Site Proceeds as Planned

Restoration works budgeted at 3.7 million euros at the UNESCO World Heritage of Philippi in Northern Greece, are moving ahead as scheduled.

Greece’s Outdoor Cinemas Open Offering Post-covid-19 Relief

Open-air cinemas across Greece are opening their doors to the public, running on a 70 percent capacity with open bars and no intermissions.

New Rules for Guided Tours in Greece post-Covid-19

Tourist guides in Greece have been informed on rules to follow when giving guided tours at archaeological sites and museums in the country during the post-Covid-19 period.

Greece 1821-2021 Bicentennial Events: Call for Proposals

Interested parties wishing to participate in the bicentennial Greece 1821-2021 events are invited to submit proposals on its online platform, according to the organizing committee.

EMST OPEN: Athens Welcomes Greece’s New Modern Art Museum

The much-awaited National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST) in Athens will open to the public on February 28 with free admission for the whole month of March.

Amphipolis Tomb Works High on Culture Ministry’s Priority List

Greece is speeding up works at the Amphipolis tomb in order for the site to initially welcome specific groups of audiences by the beginning of 2022.

Central Macedonia Region Allocates €10m for 17 Culture Projects

Central Macedonia Region authorities have released 10 million euros for the funding of restoration and upgrade works on 17 new culture projects.

Fishing Tourism in Greece: An Untapped Resource

Despite having a legal framework in place since 2015, Greece still hasn’t tapped into the vast potential of sustainable fishing tourism.

Ministry Sets Up Committee to Oversee Eleusis 2021 Cultural Capital Works

The Greek culture ministry has set up a new committee which will oversee the implementation of projects ahead of Elefsina’s term as Cultural Capital of Europe in 2021.

‘Branding Heritage’ Remembers Greek Designer Sophia Kokosalaki

"Branding Heritage" paid tribute to the late Greek designer Sophia Kokosalaki with the “Contemporary Minoans” event held in London.

Thessaloniki Film Studio Aiming to Welcome Hollywood Productions in 2020

A film studio to operate in Thessaloniki, Greece, will be ready to welcome Hollywood productions by 2020, says Central Macedonia Governor Apostolos Tzitzikostas.

Free Access Policy for Greek Sites and Museums Announced

The Greek Culture Ministry has announced its new pricing policy and discounted rates for entrance to sites and museums across Greece, effective as of November 1.

Greece – US Explore Issues of Cultural Exchange

Taking action for the return of items illegally removed from Greece was highlighted during the second round of Greece - US strategic talks in Athens.