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Culture and Sustainability Focus of Greece’s Tourism Strategy

Culture and sustainability are at the center of Greece’s tourism strategy for the next day, according to Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias.

Culture Travel Segment to See Growth in Next Decade

Traveling for cultural experiences is expected to grow rapidly in the next decade, , according to insights based on a report by Future Market Insights.

Greece Steps Up Drive for Return of Parthenon Marbles

Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis told The Sunday Times that the time has come for the repatriation of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece and that he will raise the issue during his upcoming visit to London.

Chania, Crete, to Host Council of Europe’s 11th Cultural Routes Advisory Forum

The Council of Europe will hold its 11th Cultural Routes Annual Advisory Forum during October 5-7 in the city of Chania on Crete.

Greece’s Ioannina Castle Now Accessible to Visitors with Disabilities

Ioannina Castle, the fortified old town of the city of Ioannina in northwestern Greece, is now accessible to visitors with disabilities, the Greek Culture Ministry has announced.

The Met to Exhibit Greek Antiquities Before they Return to Greece Over Time

Over the next 25 years, some 161 Greek antiquities belonging to an American billionaire will gradually be returned to Greece but first will go on show at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met).

Acropolis Museum to Host Int’l Meeting on Return of Parthenon Marbles

The Acropolis Museum in Athens will hold an international meeting under the title “Parthenon and Democracy”, which will focus on the repatriation of the Parthenon Marbles back to Greece.

Ancient Greek Masterpiece ‘Kore of Thera’ Makes First Public Appearance

Santorini and Greece recently celebrated the first public appearance of the “Kore of Thera”, a 2.48-meter, white marble statue of a “Kore” - a standing female figure - dating back to the 7th century BC.

Greek Culture Ministry Hands Over Restored Sikinos Monument

The Culture Ministry has restored the Monument of Episkopi on Sikinos, which has also received a European Heritage/Europa Nostra award for 2022.

Culture Ministry Tables Plan for Conservation of Athens Acropolis Walls

The Greek Culture Ministry has presented a comprehensive plan for restoration projects on the Acropolis in Athens to protect and showcase the UNESCO World Heritage site and enhance the visitor experience.

Architectural Competition Opens for Athens Archaeological Museum

A competition had opened for the design of the new Athens Archaeological Museum that is planned to be erected in the city’s Akadimia Platonos area.

Culture Ministry Announces Expansion of Rhodes’ Medieval City

The Medieval City of Rhodes, which includes the highly visited Palace of the Grand Master, will be extended by 18,000m2, the Greek Culture Ministry has announced.

Spinalonga Islet Among Culture Ministry’s Development Projects

The islet of Spinalonga, located in the Elounda Gulf northeastern Crete, is a top priority for the Greek Culture Ministry which is moving ahead with restoration and upgrade projects in the Lasithi prefecture.

Greece to Index and Protect Flora & Fauna at 20 Archaeological Sites

Actions have been announced for the protection and preservation of the flora and fauna of 20 archaeological sites in Greece under a budget of 258,500 euros.

Ancient Olympia: Ministry Aims to Build Stronger Link Between Culture and Tourism

Strengthening the link between culture and tourism will bring added value to local communities and in turn boost the national economy, says Greek Culture Minister Lina Mendoni.

Central Greece Adds More Underwater Museums to Diving Park

Three new underwater museums in Magnesia, Central Greece, are now open to divers and aimed at attracting more visitors to the Region of Thessaly.

Athens Acropolis Welcomes More Than 16,000 Visitors a Day

The Acropolis in Athens, one of the world’s most popular sites, is visited by more than 16,000 people a day, according to Greek Culture Minister Lina Mendoni.

Culture Ministry: Restoration of Larissa’s Ancient Theater will Finish in 2023

The restoration project of the open-air Ancient Theater of Larissa is on schedule and will be completed by 2023, according to the Greek Culture Ministry.

Kefalonia: Argostoli Archaeological Museum Set to Undergo Reconstruction

The Greek Culture Ministry plans to repair the Argostoli Archaeological Museum that has been closed since 2014 after a major earthquake hit the island of Kefalonia.

Museums in Ioannina, Heraklion and Metsovo Get Certification

Three Greek museums located in Ioannina, Metsovo and Heraklion, Crete, have received the “Certified Museum” label by the Culture Ministry.