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Visiting Greek Archaeological Sites post-Covid-19: Safety Measures and Rules

Archaeological sites throughout Greece have reopened their gates, following a two-month shutdown as part of the government's measures to fight Covid-19.

Greece Sets post-Covid-19 Operation Rules for Open-air Cinemas, Sites, Museums

The Culture Ministry has set a series of Covid-19 safe-distancing rules that will apply to outdoor cinemas, museums and archaeological sites in Greece.

Minister Examines Measures for Reopening of Acropolis Site

Greek Culture Minister Lina Mendoni recently inspected the archaeological site of the Acropolis in Athens to determine the measures needed for when it reopens on May 18.

Microsoft to Introduce Ancient Olympia to the World Through a New App

Ancient Olympia, one of Greece’s most popular archaeological sites, will be introduced to people around the world via a new app to be designed and sponsored by Microsoft.

Greece’s Archaeological Sites Set to Reopen on May 18

Greece’s archaeological sites, closed for two months as part of Covid-19 containment measures, are scheduled to reopen to the public on May 18.

Acropolis Upgrade Works Proceeding as Scheduled

The first phase of restoration projects of the archaeological site of the Acropolis in Athens is expected to be completed by the end of May.

KAS Ruling: Hotel Blocking View to Acropolis Must Knock Down Top Floors

Greece's Central Archaeological Council (KAS) decided that a hotel constructed in the center of Athens, blocking the view to the Acropolis, will be required to demolish its two top floors.

Syrrako, Vlasti Festivals Nominated for UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List

The Greek Culture Ministry has submitted a nomination file for the inscription of the August 15 religious celebrations of the villages of Syrrako and Vlasti on UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage List.

EMST OPEN: Athens Welcomes Greece’s New Modern Art Museum

The much-awaited National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST) in Athens will open to the public on February 28 with free admission for the whole month of March.

City of Athens Joins Call for Return of Parthenon Marbles to Greece

Athens Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis is backing a city council decision to send a letter to the British government calling for the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece.

Greece – Egypt Join Forces Against Antiquities Smuggling

Greece and Egypt have agreed to boost efforts in the area of culture with a primary focus on jointly addressing the illegal trade of antiquities.

Acropolis to Get New Disabled-friendly Elevator by Summer

The Acropolis in Athens is set to get a new lift by summer after the Central Archaeological Council (KAS) approved plans for the completion of the project.

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.

Preservation of Rhodes’ Medieval Town a Priority, Say Greek Ministers

The ministries of tourism and culture are working on a five-part agreement for the protection, conservation, and promotion of Rhodes’ Medieval City.

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.

Spartan Museum to Open at UConn Campus in US

The establishment of a museum dedicated to Sparta at the University of Connecticut (UConn) was the focus of a meeting between Greek Culture Minister Lina Mendoni and UConn Professor Ilias Tomazos.

Greece to Put Parthenon Marbles Issue Back on the Table After Brexit

With Britain’s departure from the EU, Greece will intensify its efforts to bring back the Parthenon Marbles to their original home.

Greece and China Discuss New Partnerships in Culture

The potential of new partnerships between Greek and Chinese museums was recently discussed during a meeting of Greek Culture Minister Lina Mendoni with Chinese art experts.

Amphipolis Tomb Works High on Culture Ministry’s Priority List

Greece is speeding up works at the Amphipolis tomb in order for the site to initially welcome specific groups of audiences by the beginning of 2022.

Central Macedonia Region Allocates €10m for 17 Culture Projects

Central Macedonia Region authorities have released 10 million euros for the funding of restoration and upgrade works on 17 new culture projects.