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Crete Getting Ready to Welcome New Archaeological Museum in Chania

Crete is gearing up for the opening of the new Archaeological Museum of Chania, where over 3,500 artifacts will be displayed.

Archaeological Site of Ambracia Western Necropolis Now Open for Visitors

The archaeological site of Ambracia Western Necropolis in Arta, western Greece, is now open to the public.

Culture Ministry: Action Plan for Promotion of Ancient Olympia

An action plan for the cultural promotion of Ancient Olympia in Greece has been agreed between the Culture Ministry, the Region of Western Greece and local authorities.

Germany Returns Two Stolen Greek Orthodox Icons

Two 18th-century Greek Orthodox icons that had been stolen in 2007 from a monastery outside Ioannina were returned to Greece by German authorities.

Amphipolis Tomb to Be Accessible to People with Disabilities

Greece’s Central Archaeological Council has approved plans for the addition of special routes at the Kasta tomb in Amphipolis for visitors with disabilities.

Greece’s Plaka Bridge Restoration Receives Europa Nostra Accolade

Greece’s Plaka Bridge restoration project was honored with a 2021 European Heritage / Europa Nostra Award during a recent ceremony in Epirus.

UNESCO Calls on UK to ‘Reconsider’ Returning Parthenon Marbles to Greece

UNESCO is urging the British Museum to reconsider repatriating the Parthenon Marbles to Greece and to enter talks on the issue.

Plaka Bridge in Greece to Receive Accolade from Europa Nostra

The restoration project of the Plaka bridge in Epirus, Greece, will receive an accolade from Europa Nostra, the pan-European Federation for Cultural Heritage.

Greece and Poland to Join Forces for Culture

Closer cooperation on issues of culture between Greece and Poland topped the agenda of talks between Culture Minister Lina Mendoni and Poland's ambassador to Greece, Artur Lompart.

Syros Archaeological Museum to Increase in Size

The Archaeological Museum of Syros will increase in size with the addition of two more halls, according to an announcement by the Culture Ministry.

Greece Sends #BEACTIVE Message from the Acropolis

Greece participated in the #BEACTIVE Day celebrations, which marked the start of the 2021 European Week of Sport, with an event held on the Acropolis hill in Athens.

US and Greece Renew Cultural Property Agreement

The United States and Greece have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that renews protections for Greek cultural property.

Greece and China Expect ‘Year of Culture and Tourism’ to Spark Travel Interest

The joint events of the Greece-China Year of Culture and Tourism 2021 are expected to spark travel activity between the two countries in the post-pandemic era.

Antiquities Return to Thessaloniki Metro Station Site

A number of antiquities unearthed during works for the construction of the Aghia Sofia metro station in Thessaloniki have returned to their original location.

Archaeological Site of Delos Undergoes Restoration

A set of restoration procedures will take place at the Greek archaeological site of Delos to preserve its monuments and also upgrade the island’s tourism infrastructure.

Kastoria’s Former Xenia Hotel to Become Museum

The former Xenia Hotel in Kastoria will be transformed into a museum and house artifacts from the collection of the city’s Byzantine Museum.

Six Peloponnese Culture Projects Get Ministry Go-ahead

Six culture projects slated for the Peloponnese region, including the Kalamata Dance Festival and dozens of restoration actions, have received the go-ahead by state and local authorities.

Greece Slams British Museum for Lack of Care, Calls for Return of Parthenon Marbles

Greece says British Museum is not caring for the Parthenon Marbles and calls for their return to their homeland.

Delphi Archaeological Museum Becomes More Accessible with Virtual Reality Tours

The Archaeological Museum of Delphi has included new signs and virtual reality programs to make its collection more accessible to persons with disabilities.

Minister Presents Actions to Restore Athens’ Fire-hit Tatoi Estate

The Greek Culture Ministry has presented restoration actions that are planned to address the damage caused by recent forest fires to the 4,000-hectare royal estate at Tatoi.