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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Outdated Acropolis Building Law Spurs More Reactions by Residents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.

Ancient Tenea Dig Produces a City and Wealth of Archaeological Finds

Archaeologists carrying out excavation works in Ancient Tenea in the Peloponnese, have uncovered new finds dating back to the Hellenistic and Roman times.

Four Ancient Greek Kouroi Statues Come to Light in Atalanti Field

Archaeologists have found four ancient Greek statues - known as Kouroi - in a field in the central Greece town of Atalanti, the Greek culture ministry announced.

Santorini’s Prehistoric Therasia Settlement Produces New Finds

The prehistoric settlement of Therasia, the second largest volcanic island off Santorini, has produced new archaeological finds, according to the Greek Culture Ministry.

Santorini’s Akrotiri Site Produces New Archaeological Finds

The Minoan Bronze Age site of Akrotiri on the Greek island of Santorini has produced new marble and clay finds including a 3,600-year-old marble figurine of a woman.

New Archaeological Museum of Pylos Opens to the Public

The Archaeological Museum of Pylos in Messinia, which was recently relocated to the Niokastro Fortress, is now open to the public exhibiting finds from the wider region.