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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.

Sikinos Dig Reveals Ancient Noble Woman’s Grave Complete with Jewelry

The untouched tomb of a prominent woman buried on the island of Sikinos has come to light following restoration works on a monument there by archaeologists.

Greek Culture Ministry to Move Ahead with Operational Reforms

The Greek Culture Ministry is set to undergo reforms and changes to its operations, aiming to invest in a future of accessible culture for all.

Culture Ministry: Greek Museums, Sites Extend Opening Hours

A number of museums and archaeological sites in Greece have extended their opening hours and will be open longer for the summer 2018 season.

Thessaloniki Metro Works Unearth Thousands of Ancient Treasures

More than 300,000 ancient finds have come to light following works on the Thessaloniki metro including a headless statue of Aphrodite and mosaics.

Greece Launches European Cultural Heritage Year Events

Greece officially launched the European Year of Cultural Heritage, an initiative of the European Commission, with a special event focused on Rebetiko music.

Massive Mycenaean-era Chamber Tomb Comes to Light in Greece

The ninth largest chamber tomb out of some 4,000 unearthed in the last 150 years dating back to the Mycenaean era has been uncovered in Orchomenos, Central Greece.

First Floor of Kos Archaeological Museum Reopens

The first floor of the Archaeological Museum of Kos will reopen after it was temporarily closed for inspection following an earthquake in July.

Safeguarding Antiquities Priority as Thessaloniki Metro Works Proceed

A working group made up of state and Attiko Metro officials will monitor works on the Thessaloniki metro, aiming to safeguard Byzantine era findings.

Culture Ministry Extends Operating Hours of Museums and Sites in Greece

The Culture Ministry has announced the museums and archaeological sites in Greece that will operate with extended hours until October 31.