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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.

Striking Finds Uncovered at Ancient Achlada Cemetery in Greece

A gold mask and dozens of treasures dating back to the second half of the 6th century BC were uncovered in an ancient cemetery in Achlada, in the town of Florina, northwestern Greece.

Athens Acropolis to Get Disabled-friendly Lift, New Lights

The Acropolis in Athens, one of the world’s most visited archaeological sites, will soon offer improved access for the disabled and upgraded lighting.

Thessaloniki Metro Launch May be Pushed Back

The launch of the Thessaloniki metro set for 2020 will most likely be pushed back after the construction company said it was “technically impossible” to meet the deadline.

Evia’s Artemis Amarysia Sanctuary Produces New Finds

For the first time, excavations on the Greek island of Evia have produced an inscription with the word “Amarynthos” found in Paleochoria, some 2km east of modern-day Amarynthos.

Greek PM Sets Out Culture Ministry Agenda with Ambitious Projects

The Greek government's priority is to link culture with tourism and sport, according to Greece's Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

Acropolis Elevator Back in Operation

The elevator at the Acropolis in Athens, which recently malfunctioned and was out of order, is now back up and running to service the public.

Culture Ministry Looks to Modernize Acropolis Elevator

The Greek Culture Ministry is looking to modernize and replace the 15-year-old elevator of the Acropolis monument in Athens.

New Era for Greek Culture Ministry Under Lina Mendoni

The Greek Culture Ministry is set to enter a new era under the leadership of Lina Mendoni, who has been appointed new minister.

Ancient Greek Monuments Facing Climate Change Impact

A number of Greek monuments that have stood intact since antiquity now appear to be facing the consequences of climate change, according to scientists.

Greek Ministry Secures EU Funding for Renovation of Cultural Monuments

A number of restoration and renovation projects at cultural sites across Greece have secured EU funding, according to the Greek Ministry of Culture.

Indianapolis Children’s Museum to Host Ancient Greek Treasures Show

“The Treasures of Ancient Greece. Life, Myth and Heroes” exhibition, featuring over 150 ancient Greek artefacts, is set to open at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis in the US, on June 15.

Repair Works on Acropolis Lightning Conductor Underway

Repair works on the lightning conductor system of the Acropolis in Athens, will begin immediately in the aftermath of a lightning accident last week.

Outdated Acropolis Building Law Spurs More Reactions by Residents

Athens residents have appealed to the Council of State, claiming that zoning laws allowing permits for constructions in the immediate area of the Acropolis, are unconstitutional.

Greek Archaeological Council Revokes Decision for Building in the Acropolis Area

Greece’s Central Archaeological Council revoked a 2018 decision to allow the erection of a nine-storey building at the foot of the Acropolis after fierce reactions.

Acropolis Area Building Permits Shelved for Now

Greece's environment minister, Giorgos Stathakis, has temporarily suspended all new building permits for constructions in the area surrounding the Acropolis after a public uproar.

Europa Nostra Says Giant Buildings Blocking View to Acropolis ‘Inconceivable’

Europa Nostra, Europe’s federation for the protection of cultural heritage, is backing the public outcry in Athens over the construction of two multi-storey buildings in front of the Acropolis.

Greek Ministries at a Loss Over High-rise Building Permits Under the Acropolis

Greece’s environment ministry announced that it would temporarily halt the issuance of new licenses for the construction of buildings in the area around the Acropolis.

Big Buildings Blocking Acropolis View Cause Stir

The construction of two multi-storey buildings in the immediate surrounding area of the Acropolis in Athens, has spurred a strong reaction of locals.

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.