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UNESCO Elects Greece to World Heritage Committee

Greece has been elected with 119 votes as a member of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee for the next four years.

Ancient Olympia to Get Strategic Tourism Plan

Ancient Olympia will implement a set of innovative actions for the branding and promotion of its archaeological site.

Ancient Olympia and its Games Come to Life via AI Program

Ancient Olympia and the Olympic Games come to life thanks to a new digital revival project released by the Greek Culture Ministry and Microsoft.

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 Launches 140 Cultural Events Outdoors at Sites Countrywide

A total of 140 concerts, art shows, theater and dance performances are scheduled to take place across Greece in the next two months, the culture ministry announced.

Skiathos Island Secures Culture Ministry Funds for Three Iconic Projects 

A total of 4 million euros in funds will go towards the restoration of three landmarks on the island of Skiathos, according to Greek Culture Minister Lina Mendoni.

Greece OKs Dior Photo Shoot at Acropolis Ahead of ‘Croisière 2022’ Athens Show

Greek authorities have given the green light to French luxury fashion house Dior to carry out photo and video shoots for its “Croisière 2022” collection at the Acropolis in Athens.

Greece Plans to Launch 5 New Cultural Routes

The Greek Culture Ministry is planning to launch five new cultural routes covering all periods of Greece’s history.

Dior Names Athens for its ‘Croisière 2022’ Show

The world famous house of Dior is scheduled to present its “Croisière 2022” collection in Athens on June 17.

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.

Acropolis Gets Wheelchair Lift, Now Accessible to Disabled Visitors

Visitors with mobility issues will now have access to the Acropolis monuments in Athens thanks to a new lift and specially designed paths.

Acropolis Accessibility Pathway Works Go On Despite Reactions

The Greek Culture Ministry has responded to reactions concerning the repair of special paths - with cement - that enable access to the monuments of the Acropolis in Athens.

Germany Returns Smuggled Ancient Greek Coins to Greece

Five ancient Greek coins that were saved last-minute from being auctioned off in Munich and Zurich, have been returned to Greece.

Mycenae Site and Museum Reopen to the Public

The archaeological site of Mycenae has reopened to visitors after a recent wildfire charred the surrounding area.

First-time Run for Thessaloniki Metro, Inspection of New Buses

Thessaloniki welcomed a metro test run and 18 new buses this week aimed at upgrading urban transport in Greece’s second largest city.

Greek Culture Minister Says Fire-hit Mycenae to Reopen Soon

Greece's Culture Minister Lina Mendoni said the archaeological site of Mycenae, evacuated on Sunday due to a wildfire, would open soon.

Greece’s Lavreotiki Municipality Aiming for UNESCO Status

The Lavreotiki Municipality will submit a file to the culture ministry in order to be included on UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites list for its vast history and singular geology.