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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.

NE Aegean Islands Get EU Funding Priority for Monuments

Over 10 million euros in EU funding have been allocated for the restoration of a number of monuments on the northeastern Greek islands.

Easter Opening Times for Attractions in Greece

The Greek Culture Ministry has announced the opening hours of all state archaeological sites, monuments and museums during Holy Week.

Interest in Greek Culture Grows, Visitor Attendance Rises

Museums, theaters and archaeological sites in Greece, are attracting more visitors thanks in part to extended opening hours and lower admission fees, the culture ministry has announced.

Greek History, Culture @ Your Fingertips with New Apps

Greek history and culture couldn't be easier thanks to a series of new smartphone and tablet apps to be developed by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) New Media Lab and the Greek culture ministry.

Greece to Be Shown ‘All Over’ the World for Second Year

Greek culture, products and social entrepreneurship will be showcased all around the world from May 22 until May 31 through the 2nd "Greece All Over" International Festival.

Architecture Competition to Redesign Acropolis Access

The culture ministry is set to announce an international architecture competition inviting contestants to present proposals that will make access to the Acropolis more functional and friendlier for disabled visitors and improve the aesthetics of the surrounding area.

Five Skeletons Found at Amphipolis Tomb in Greece

The Greek culture ministry revealed on Monday that archaeologists and researchers have discovered more than one skeleton in the Amphipolis tomb on Kasta Hill.

Ancient Human Remains Found at Amphipolis Tomb

Human remains were discovered under the floor of the third chamber of the large burial mound in Amphipolis, northern Greece.

Archaeologists Make More Discoveries During Dig In Amphipolis

Excavations at Kasta hill, Amphipolis, have unearthed an artificial cutting in the ground of the fourth area of the large burial mound that dates to the late 4th century.

Amphipolis Mosaic Depicts Greek Myth Of The Abduction Of Persephone

The mosaic floor, recently discovered during the excavation of the large burial mound in Amphipolis, northern Greece, has been revealed in its entirety. "It is obvious that this is the mythological representation of the Abduction of Persephone by Pluto," an announcement by the...

Amphipolis Dig Reveals Amazing Mosaic Floor

A large section of an impressive mosaic floor was revealed on 12 October during the excavation of the large burial mound in Amphipolis, northern Greece.

Greek Culture Ministry To Attract Foreign Film Producers Through Incentives

The Culture Ministry is working on attracting domestic and foreign film producers to Greece by improving the tax and legal framework, through a new ministerial decision.

Amphipolis Dig Fully Uncovers The Pedestals Of The Caryatids

The Caryatids of the burial mound at Kasta hill in Amphipolis, Greece, are standing on pedestals that are 1.40 m high and 1.36 m wide. The statues along with their bases reach a total height of 3.67 m.