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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.

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.