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Chania Archaeological Museum Opening Set for Spring 2021

The Archaeological Museum of Chania will open to the public in the spring of 2021, according to Greek Culture Minister Lina Mendoni.

Greece Sees Promising Future with Flagship Interventions of Culture Ministry

Top priority projects of the Culture Ministry, including the restoration of the Tatoi Estate, will shape Greece's cultural landscape in the coming years, aaccording to Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

Greece to Propose Epirus’ Zagori Villages as UNESCO Heritage Site

The Greek Culture Ministry will prepare a preliminary file for the inclusion of the northern Epirus region of Zagori on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list.

Archaeological Treasures Unearthed at Akrotiri on Santorini

Archaeologists have come across new finds at the Minoan Bronze Age settlement of Akrotiri on the Greek island of Santorini.

Amphipolis Tomb Works High on Culture Ministry’s Priority List

Greece is speeding up works at the Amphipolis tomb in order for the site to initially welcome specific groups of audiences by the beginning of 2022.

Greek Culture Minister Inspects Restoration Work Progress at Sites

Greek Culture Minister Lina Mendoni recently visited a number of sites across Greece, including the Museum of Vergina and the Amphipolis site, to inspect the progress of restoration and upgrade works.

Greece Voted on UNESCO Committee for Protection of Cultural Property

Greece has been elected as a member of UNESCO’s Committee for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict, for the 2020-2023 period.

Mycenaean Acropolis of Gla Produces Impressive New Finds

The archaeological site of Gla, a fortified Mycenaean-era site in Viotia, Central Greece, produced impressive new finds during recent excavation works.

Ancient and Medieval Shipwrecks Come to Light off Kasos Island

Ancient and medieval shipwrecks were recently discovered by archaeologists carrying an underwater survey off the Dodecanese island of Kasos.

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.