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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.

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.