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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.

Athens Named Europa Nostra Heritage Hub

Athens has been named “Europa Nostra Heritage Hub” and will work to strengthen the voice of local stakeholders in the protection of Europe’s heritage.

Acropolis’ Lighting Project Wins LIT Award for 2021

The Acropolis’ lighting project, unveiled last year, won the prestigious LIT Lighting Designer of the Year Award 2021.

Greece – France Agree in Cannes to Co-produce Films

Greece and France have agreed to work together on film productions and inked a deal on the sidelines of the 75th Cannes Film Festival.

Robert De Niro Coming to Northern Greece for Film Shoot

Robert De Niro, one of the world’s greatest actors, will be visiting Greece for the shooting of the action film “Tin Soldier” in Thessaloniki.

Greece Takes First Step to Create Museum of Underwater Antiquities in Piraeus

The Piraeus Port Authority has handed over a 1934 silo to the Greek Culture Ministry so that it may be converted into a Museum of Underwater Antiquities.

Greece Counts on International Film Productions for Extra Promotion

The importance of film productions for the promotion of Greece was highlighted by Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) President Angela Gerekou while at the Nu Boyana Film Studios in Thessaloniki.

Amphipolis: Kasta Tomb to Open to the Public Under Pilot Plan in 2022

Kasta tomb, the largest burial monument discovered at Amphipolis in Central Macedonia, will open its doors this year, Culture Minister Lina Mendoni said.

Thessaloniki, Central Macedonia to Take the Spotlight in Hollywood’s ‘The Bricklayer’

Filming of Hollywood action-thriller 'The Bricklayer' is set to begin in Thessaloniki and Central Macedonia next month.

Six Greek Island Traditions Designated ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage’

Six customs of the Greek islands of Andros, Rhodes, Sifnos, Ikaria, Limnos and Nisyros have been inscribed in the country’s National Index of Intangible Cultural Heritage.

Amphipolis Tomb to Be Accessible to People with Disabilities

Greece’s Central Archaeological Council has approved plans for the addition of special routes at the Kasta tomb in Amphipolis for visitors with disabilities.

Greece and Poland to Join Forces for Culture

Closer cooperation on issues of culture between Greece and Poland topped the agenda of talks between Culture Minister Lina Mendoni and Poland's ambassador to Greece, Artur Lompart.

Six Peloponnese Culture Projects Get Ministry Go-ahead

Six culture projects slated for the Peloponnese region, including the Kalamata Dance Festival and dozens of restoration actions, have received the go-ahead by state and local authorities.

Lavrio’s Iconic ‘French Iron Quay’ to Be Restored

Greece's culture ministry has approved the restoration of Lavrio's major industrial heritage monument, an old iron quay used by the French Mining Company in the late 1880s.

Greece Museum Visits Down 89.4% in January – April 2021

The number of visitors to Greece’s museums dropped by 89.4% between January and April, compared to the same period last year, said the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT).

Stolen Picasso Painting Finds its Way Back to Greek Museum

A stolen 1939 painting offered to Greece by Pablo Picasso was recovered by police, found in the hands of a builder who broke into the country’s National Gallery nearly a decade ago.

Section of Athens’ Modern Greek Culture Museum to Open in June

The first section of the Museum of Modern Greek Culture in Athens will open its doors this June, according to an announcement by the Greek Culture Ministry.

Greece and Spain Discuss Cooperation in Culture

Greece and Spain laid the groundwork for future cooperation in culture to include join digital exhibitions, according to the Greek Culture Ministry.

Greek Cultural Capital Eleusis Sets New Agenda for 2023 

Greek city Elefsina has revised its agenda for its term as cultural capital 2023 focusing on culture, humanity, city, and the environment.

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.