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Ministry Speeds Up Works on Greece’s Amphipolis Site

Works are moving full speed ahead so that the Amphipolis site, where the largest ancient Macedonian tomb was discovered, can open to the public.

Restoration Works at Amphipolis’ Kasta Hill Advance

Restoration and support works on the Kasta tomb at the Amphipolis site in northern Greece, are set to be completed by August.

Lucky Visitors Get Chance to Enter Amphipolis’ Kasta Tomb

Dozens of visitors had the chance to enter the largest tomb discovered in Greece, at Amphipolis, which dates back to Alexander the Great’s era.

Greece Aims to Establish Amphipolis as Archaeological Tourism Destination

The Culture Ministry has secured 276,000 euros in funding for works on the Amphipolis site to include the construction of a walking routes network. 

Amphipolis Site Restoration Enters €1.5m EU Funding Program

Authorities have managed to secure 1.5 million euros in EU funding for the restoration, maintenance and promotion of the Kasta tomb at the Amphipolis site.

Halkidiki Promo Efforts in Milan Ahead of Aristotle Year

Paving the way ahead of “2016 - The Year of Aristotle”, the Central Macedonia Region in collaboration with the Halkidiki Tourism Organization (HTO) organized a special event in Milan spotlighting the Greek philosopher as well as Alexander the Great.

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.

Amphipolis Findings to be Announced by January 20

Findings pertaining to the identity of the person buried in Amphipolis, northern Greece, as well as initial results of the geophysical survey of the greater area will be announced by January 20, the culture ministry said on Wednesday.

Tourism Development of Amphipolis, Greece, On the Table

The archaeological findings of Amphipolis will contribute to the further development of Greek tourism, according to the tourism minister, Olga Kefalogianni.

Educational Tourism a Priority for Central Macedonia Region, Greece

The Region of Central Macedonia invited tour operators, journalists and educators from Italy’s Lombardy region to join them “In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great” during a recent presentation in Milan of the region as a leading all-year-round destination ideal for educational...

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.

Archaeological Discoveries In Greece Are Important For Cultural Tourism

Greek cultural tourism could receive a major boost if important monuments - such as the recently discovered large burial mound in Amphipolis, northern Greece - are handled correctly, Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni said during an interview to a Greek TV station.

Amphipolis: Not The Burial Site Of Alexander the Great

Greek Culture Minister Kostas Tasoulas expects the secret of ancient Amphipolis in northern Greece to be revealed soon and feels that the tomb is not the burial site of Alexander the Great.

Amphipolis Tomb: Details Of The Caryatids Come To Light

The Greek Culture Ministry has released details of the Caryatids that were unearthed earlier this month during the excavation of the large burial mound in Amphipolis, northern Greece.

Caryatids the Second Line of Guards in the Amphipolis Tomb

Two magnificent Caryatids were unearthed on Saturday 6, as the excavation in the tomb of Amphipolis, Greece, continues apace.

The Sphinxes Of Ancient Amphipolis, Greece, Have Been Revealed

Two Sphinxes found to be guarding the entrance of a recently discovered tomb that dates between 325 and 300 BC in Ancient Amphipolis, Greece, have been totally revealed.

Dig Unveils Important Discovery At Ancient Amphipolis, Northern Greece

"We are in front of an extremely important find," Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras said during his visit to Ancient Amphipolis in Serres, Central Macedonia, northern Greece, where archaeologists are digging what appears to be the entrance of an important tomb.