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Greece Launches 140 Cultural Events Outdoors at Sites Countrywide

A total of 140 concerts, art shows, theater and dance performances are scheduled to take place across Greece in the next two months, the culture ministry announced.

Greece Plans to Launch 5 New Cultural Routes

The Greek Culture Ministry is planning to launch five new cultural routes covering all periods of Greece’s history.

Home of Greek Poet Nikos Gatsos to Become a Landmark

The home of one of Greece’s greatest poets, Nikos Gatsos, is set to become a landmark, the Culture Ministry has announced.

Europa Nostra Calls for Thessaloniki Antiquities to be Preserved On Site

Europa Nostra is calling for the antiquities discovered at the Venizelos metro station in Thessaloniki, northern Greece, to be preserved on site to protect their authenticity.

Greece Summer 2020 Opens with Outdoor Cultural Events

The Greek Culture Ministry on July 18 will launch a new program of cultural events to be held in open spaces, including archaeological sites and museum yards.

Greece Bets on Contemporary Culture with €15m Boost

The Greek government will allocate 15 million euros in funds to enhance contemporary culture and support artists during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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’s Rebetiko and the Blues ‘Meet’ in New NYU Course

The history of Greece’s rebetiko genre of music and its link to the American blues will be taught in a new class at New York University (NYU) starting in spring.

Byzantine Chant of Greece and Cyprus on UNESCO’s Cultural Heritage List

The vocal art of Byzantine chanting and transhumance are now included on UNESCO’s List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity for 2019.

Ancient Shipwrecks Found Near Greece’s Levitha Islet

Five 2,000-year-old shipwrecks have been discovered near the Greek islet of Levitha with very significant finds, according to the Greek Culture Ministry.

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.

Ancient Greek Theater Revived at Three Athens Sites

Visitors to Athens this summer will have the chance to experience ancient Greek theater at three sites in the Greek capital.

‘Legacy Gastro Suites’ Shines Spotlight on Crete’s Culinary and Cultural Heritage

Karatarakis Hotels and Restaurants presents its Legacy Gastro Suites boutique hotel that blends the best of Greece’s gastronomy with Crete’s cultural heritage.

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.

Greek Archaeological Council Decides to Reconstruct Parthenon Cella

The northern wall of the cella (or chamber) of the Parthenon in Athens, is set to be reconstructed, according to Greece’s Central Archaeological Council (KAS).

Greece’s Dry Stone Walling Art Included on UNESCO’s Heritage List

The art of dry stone walling, practiced in Greece among other countries, has been included on UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity list.

‘When Pictures Paint a Thousand Words’ – Benaki Art Exhibition at AIA and Costa Navarino

Athens International Airport, Costa Navarino and the Benaki Museum have joined forces to exhibit works of renowned Greek artist Nikos Hatzikyriakos-Ghikas.

UNESCO Names Greece’s Rebetiko Song Heritage of Humanity

The rebetiko music genre - known as the Greek blues - has been included on UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity list.

Interview: Theodosis Venetis, Executive Chef at Electra Metropolis in Athens

The Greek Travel Pages (GTP) introduces Theodosis Venetis, the Executive Chef and driving force behind one of the newest gourmet restaurants in Athens, the Metropolis Roof Garden.
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