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UNESCO Probe into Hagia Sophia Change of Status Ongoing

An inspection into the change of status of the Hagia Sophia into a mosque last summer has still not been finalized, according to UNESCO.

Greece Announces New Marina in Halkidiki

A new marina to go up in the area of Sithonia in Halkidiki, Northern Greece, has received the green light following a joint ministerial decision.

New Light Design Showcases Athens Acropolis

The Athens Acropolis has emerged in new light, after a new lighting design was unveiled in the presence of city and government officials.

British Museum Still Refuses to Return Greece’s Parthenon Marbles

The British Museum is still refusing to return the Parthenon Marbles to Greece, claiming it has “no intention of removing controversial objects from public display”.

Renovated Symi Museum Offers Insight into Local History and Culture

A museum complex dedicated to the long history and rich cultural heritage of the island of Symi has reopened its doors to the public following an extensive renovation.

Hellenic Parliament Building to Get a Facelift

The exterior of the historic building of the Hellenic Parliament in Athens is undergoing restoration, expected to be completed by March 2021.

New Olympia Forum Looks to Boost Development of Greece’s Regions

The Olympia Forum I, a new event that aims to contribute to the economic and cultural development of the country’s 13 regions, will take place during September 18-20 in Ancient Olympia.

Mycenae Site and Museum Reopen to the Public

The archaeological site of Mycenae has reopened to visitors after a recent wildfire charred the surrounding area.

Greek Culture Minister Says Fire-hit Mycenae to Reopen Soon

Greece's Culture Minister Lina Mendoni said the archaeological site of Mycenae, evacuated on Sunday due to a wildfire, would open soon.

Greece and United States Discuss Cooperation in Culture, Arts, Film

Greece and the United States discussed ways to boost cooperation in culture, arts, film production, and technology.

Greece Adds 16 New Elements to National Intangible Cultural Heritage Index

The Greek Culture Ministry has announced the inclusion of 16 new elements to Greece’s National Directory of Intangible Cultural Heritage.

Greece’s First Underwater Museum on Alonissos Opens to Public

The Alonissos Underwater Museum, the first such museum in Greece, recently opened to offer divers the chance to explore the 5th-century shipwreck of Peristera.

Athens Opens National Archaeological Museum Garden to Public

The courtyard of the National Archaeological Museum of Athens has opened to the public after a series of renovations and upgrades.

Culture Ministry Certifies Jewish Museum of Greece

The Jewish Museum of Greece has been certified by the culture ministry’s Directorate of Museums and is now able to access EU funding programs.

Covid-19: Greek Culture Ministry Updates Open-air Event Rules

The Greek Culture Ministry has released a set of Covid-19 precautionary guidelines, including safe distancing as well as personal hygiene measures, so that cultural events can be held this summer.

Greek Museums Reopen with Safety Rules

Greece's museums and indoor areas of archaeological sites will reopen their doors to the public on Monday, June 15.

Greece Renews Efforts to Bring Back the Parthenon Marbles

Greece has set up a new advisory committee tasked with bringing the Parthenon Marbles back from the British Museum.

Greece’s Outdoor Cinemas Open Offering Post-covid-19 Relief

Open-air cinemas across Greece are opening their doors to the public, running on a 70 percent capacity with open bars and no intermissions.

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.

Covid-19 Prompts Europe’s Museums to Take Proactive Action

A survey by the Network of European Museum Organizations (NEMO), reveals how the "museum experience" was redefined amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.