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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.

Greece Expresses Sorrow for Philhellene Archaeologist Stephen Miller’s Death

Stephen G Miller, the archaeologist who unearthed the ancient stadium of Nemea in the Peloponnese, and devoted his life to the revival of the Nemean Games, passed away at the age of 79.

Greece to Nominate Olympus for Inclusion on UNESCO World Heritage List

Greece is getting ready to nominate Mount Olympus for its inclusion on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Corfu: Ministry to Improve Accessibility to Old Fortress and Town

The Greek Culture Ministry will carry out infrastructure works in the old fortress and town of Corfu to improve accessibility for guests with disabilities.

Old Acropolis Museum to Reopen as Exhibition Venue

The Old Acropolis Museum in Athens will be restored to reopen as an exhibition venue.

Archaeological Park of Aigai Necropolis Opens in Northern Greece

An archaeological park that has 530 ancient burial tombs has opened in Aigai, the ancient kingdom located near Vergina in northern Greece.

Greece Launches 140 Cultural Events Outdoors at Sites Countrywide

A total of 140 concerts, art shows, theater and dance performances are scheduled to take place across Greece in the next two months, the culture ministry announced.

Stolen Picasso Painting Finds its Way Back to Greek Museum

A stolen 1939 painting offered to Greece by Pablo Picasso was recovered by police, found in the hands of a builder who broke into the country’s National Gallery nearly a decade ago.

Skiathos Island Secures Culture Ministry Funds for Three Iconic Projects 

A total of 4 million euros in funds will go towards the restoration of three landmarks on the island of Skiathos, according to Greek Culture Minister Lina Mendoni.

Developing Military Tourism Next on Greece Agenda

As part of its tourist product expansion plan, Greece has announced plans to develop military and war tourism.

Live Cultural Events, Shows in Greece Resume in Outdoor Areas – Rules

Greece’s theaters and other cultural venues in outdoor areas have opened to the public under strict health protocols and social distancing rules.

New Arethousa Archaeological Museum Opens in Halkida, Central Greece

The new Arethousa Archaeological Museum, which houses valuable artifacts from Greece’s ancient history, has opened its doors in Halkida on the island of Evia.