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Greece Partners with ALIPH Foundation to Protect Cultural Heritage in Conflict Areas

Greece has pledged to support the efforts of the ALIPH Foundation to protect cultural heritage sites in conflict areas.

Crete: New Archaeological Museums Coming to Chania and Rethymno

The cities of Chania and Rethymno on the island of Crete, Greece, are to each get their own new archaeological museum.

Greece-United States Hold Talks on Cooperation in Culture Field

Joint actions to strengthen cooperation between Greece and the United States in the field of culture are expected to take place this year.

Dodecanese Islands: €42.5m for Restoration of Historic Monuments

The Greek Culture Ministry has announced a 42-million-euro project to restore and promote archaeological sites on the Dodecanese islands.

Amphipolis: Kasta Tomb to Open to the Public Under Pilot Plan in 2022

Kasta tomb, the largest burial monument discovered at Amphipolis in Central Macedonia, will open its doors this year, Culture Minister Lina Mendoni said.

National Theater of Rhodes to be Restored by 2025

The National Theater of Rhodes will undergo a 17.23 million euros restoration project and is expected to be fully operational by 2025.

Greece – EU Culture Ministers Call for Protection of Ukraine Heritage

Greek Culture Minister Lina Mendoni and her EU counterparts have signed a declaration calling for the protection of Ukraine’s cultural heritage.

Corfu Philharmonic Orchestras on Greece’s Intangible Cultural Heritage List

The Greek Culture Ministry has inscribed Corfu’s Philharmonic Orchestras in the National Index of Intangible Cultural Heritage.

Aegina’s Ancient Temple of Aphaea to Get Lighting System

Greece’s Central Archaeological Council has given the green light for the ancient temple of Aphaea on the island of Aegina to get a new lighting system.

Cultural Routes: €11.6 Million Secured for Northern Greece Monuments

The Greek Culture Ministry has secured funds of 11.6 million euros for the preservation of monuments that are part of the Cultural Routes program in Northern Greece.

US Returns 55 Antiquities Worth More Than $20m to Greece

Fifty-five antiquities valued at more than $20 million have been repatriated to Greece from the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.

Greece Adds 9 Traditions to its Intangible Cultural Heritage List

Nine traditional practices, customs and events, which still take place in cities and villages across Greece, have been included in the country’s National Index of Intangible Cultural Heritage.

Greece Holds Talks with Italy for Parthenon Frieze Fragment to Stay in Athens

Greece and Italy continue discussions on the permanent return of a Parthenon fragment, from the collection of the Archaeological Museum Antonino Salinas, to Athens.

Greece Loans Ancient Statue of Goddess Athena to Italy

Greece has loaned an ancient statue of the goddess Athena from the Acropolis Museum collection to the Antonino Salinas Museum in Palermo, Italy.

Zagori Nominated for Inscription as Cultural Landscape on UNESCO World Heritage List

The Greek Culture Ministry has submitted a nomination file for the inscription of Zagori as a ‘Cultural Landscape’ on the UNESCO’s World Heritage List.

Greece Sets Aside €2.1m to Upgrade Cultural Monuments in Kastoria

The Greek Culture Ministry will allocate 2.1 million euros for the upgrade of cultural monuments in the area of Kastoria, western Macedonia.

Greece Announces Culture Projects on North Aegean Islands Worth €6.2m

Cultural projects budgeted at 6.28 million euros will soon be carried out on the Greek islands of Chios, Lesvos, Limnos and Agios Efstratios.

Six Greek Island Traditions Designated ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage’

Six customs of the Greek islands of Andros, Rhodes, Sifnos, Ikaria, Limnos and Nisyros have been inscribed in the country’s National Index of Intangible Cultural Heritage.

Piraeus: Plans for Underwater Antiquities Museum Get Approval

Greece’s Council of Museums has given the green light for the creation of an Underwater Antiquities Museum on the coastal front of Piraeus.

Greece PM: Italy Museum Sets Example for Parthenon Marbles’ Return

The time has come for the Parthenon Marbles to return to Greece, their natural home, said Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Monday.