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Greek Culture Ministry to Breathe Life Back into Historic Buildings

Two historic 19th century buildings in Athens and Thessaloniki are to be restored to their former glory, according to the Greek Culture Ministry.

New Archaeological Museum in Sparti Gets Green Light

The construction of a new archaeological museum in the Peloponnese town of Sparti has received the green light, the Greek Culture Ministry has announced.

Greek Poet Yiannis Ritsos’ Monemvasia Home to Become Museum

The home of one of Greece’s greatest contemporary poets and thinkers, Yiannis Ritsos (1909–1990), will be turned into a municipal museum.

Ancient Greek Masterpiece ‘Kore of Thera’ Makes First Public Appearance

Santorini and Greece recently celebrated the first public appearance of the “Kore of Thera”, a 2.48-meter, white marble statue of a “Kore” - a standing female figure - dating back to the 7th century BC.

Culture Ministry Tables Plan for Conservation of Athens Acropolis Walls

The Greek Culture Ministry has presented a comprehensive plan for restoration projects on the Acropolis in Athens to protect and showcase the UNESCO World Heritage site and enhance the visitor experience.

Spinalonga Islet Among Culture Ministry’s Development Projects

The islet of Spinalonga, located in the Elounda Gulf northeastern Crete, is a top priority for the Greek Culture Ministry which is moving ahead with restoration and upgrade projects in the Lasithi prefecture.

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.

Athens Marks Easter with 1st Sacred Music Festival 

Athens welcomes Holy Week and Easter with the launch of the 1st Sacred Music Festival featuring dozens of events at museums, archaeological sites, churches, and squares.

Greece’s Higher Court Approves Building Terms for Acropolis Area

Greece’s highest court has approved a set of special terms and building restrictions to apply around the Acropolis area in Athens and its neighborhoods.

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.

Cultural Routes: €11.6 Million Secured for Northern Greece Monuments

The Greek Culture Ministry has secured funds of 11.6 million euros for the preservation of monuments that are part of the Cultural Routes program in Northern Greece.

Zagori Nominated for Inscription as Cultural Landscape on UNESCO World Heritage List

The Greek Culture Ministry has submitted a nomination file for the inscription of Zagori as a ‘Cultural Landscape’ on the UNESCO’s World Heritage List.

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.

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.