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New App to Offer Israelis Visiting Greece Insight into Jewish Past

Israelis visiting Greece will be able to learn about the history of Greek Jewish communities through a new app being developed by the Bar-Ilan University.

Greek Museum E-ticket Boosting Revenue

An e-ticket system implemented at 11 Greek sites and museums boosted revenues by 10.01 percent in the second half of 2018, according to Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) data.

Greece’s G & A Mamidakis Foundation Establishes Art Prize

Committed to promoting Greek culture, the G & A Mamidakis Foundation has announced the establishment of an Art Prize to be bestowed for the first time this year.

Greek Museum Admission Fees to Rise Next Year

Admission fees to 24 of Greece’s leading museums, sites and monuments will increase next year, according to Greece's tourism and archaeological authorities.

Hollywood Shooting Closes off Athens’ Syntagma Square

Athens’ Syntagma Square will be closed off on Sunday, 10 March for the filming needs of 'Born to be Murdered', a joint US-Italian Hollywood production.

Ioannina’s Silversmithery Museum: A Gem to be Admired

The Ioannina Silversmithing Museum showcases Epirus' silver working tradition, which played a key role in the region’s economy and cultural identity.

Greece’s SNFCC Brings Culture Closer to the People

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, located along the Athenian Riviera, has in just two years evolved into a favorite venue for recreation, learning, sports and culture.

Restoration of Larissa’s First Ancient Theater to be Completed in 2022

Restoration works on the largest open-air theater in the Central Greece region of Thessaly, the First Ancient Theater of Larissa, will be completed in 2022.

Decision Allowing Transfer of Greece’s Archaeological Sites for Private Use Upheld

A decision that foresees the transfer of 2,330 Greek sites to the Public Properties Company SA for their exploitation has been upheld.

Different Ticket Rates for Acropolis Museum in Summer and Winter

Ticket prices for the Acropolis Museum are subject to change to 10 euros in the summer and 5 euros in winter, according to the Greek ministry of culture.

Greece’s Ancient Tenea Discovery Among 15 Biggest Archaeological Finds of 2018

The discovery of the ancient city of Tenea in Greece has been included among the 15 biggest historical finds of 2018 compiled by art website Artsy.

Central Macedonia Region Sets Up Film Office in Thessaloniki

The Central Macedonia Region has opened a new film office in Thessaloniki, aimed at attracting motion media production crews to shoot on location.

Athens Workshop Looks Into Cinema Tourism, Filming in Greece

More than 150 cinematography professionals recently gathered in Athens to participate in an open discussion on ways Greece can promote its locations for filming purposes.

Athens Acropolis Site and Museum Attract Over 4.5m Visitors

The Acropolis site and museum have welcomed a total of 4.5 million visitors thus far in 2018, according to Greek Culture Minister Myrsini Zorba.

Greek Sites See Visitors Up By 16.2% in Jan–July 2018

Visitors to Greek archaeological sites during the first seven months of the year increased by 16.2 percent, according to the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT).

Greek Ministry Spares 17 Handmade Wooden Boats at the 11th Hour

The Culture Ministry has managed to save 17 traditional Greek boats from demolition, citing their importance as examples of cultural heritage.

#savekaikia Campaign Launched to Stop EU-funded Destruction of Traditional Greek Boats

The South Aegean Region is launching the #savekaikia campaign in an aim to safeguard the seafaring heritage of Greece.

Greece Marks European Heritage Days 2018 with Open Museums, Sites

Greece joins 50 countries in celebrating European Heritage Days 2018 with free admission to museums and archaeological sites and a series of events held countrywide.

Best of Global Animation Comes to Greece at ‘Animasyros11’

The finest films in international animation are currently on show in Greece, at the Animasyros11 festival, which is taking place on the island of Syros.

Grand Opening for Ancient Greek Technology Museum Kostas Kotsanas  

The Ancient Greek Technology Museum Kostas Kotsanas, featuring over 300 exhibits or copies of ancient Greek devices and inventions, was recently inaugurated in Athens.