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Landmark Greek Museums and Archaeological Sites to Get Free WiFi

Visitors at 25 landmark archaeological sites and museums across Greece will soon have the opportunity to enjoy free wireless internet service (WiFi).

Museum of Modern Greek Culture to Open in Plaka

A Museum of Modern Greek Culture in the heart of Athens is set to open in May 2021 featuring exhibits that showcase Greece’s culture through time.

National Gallery in Athens Expected to Open in March

The National Gallery in Athens is expected to open its doors in March, as the project for the revamp and expansion of its premises has entered its final phase.

New Lighting for Temple of Hephaestus and Philopappos Monument in Athens

The Temple of Hephaestus and the Philopappos monument in Athens now have a new look following the completion of a lighting enhancement project.

Works of Greek Poet Odysseus Elytis Find a Home in Athens

The works of renowned Greek poet Odysseas Elytis will find a permanent home in the Athens’ central district of Plaka.

Hellinikon MoU Secures Greek Antiquities, Moves Project Forward

The Greek Culture Ministry and Lamda Development agreed to protect all antiquities at Hellinikon while ensuring works proceed according to schedule.

Greece Extends Period for Museum Loans

A bill amendment tabled in parliament will give Greek museums the right to loan moveable art works to international entities for up to 50 years.

Agios Nikolaos Chapel in Athens Reopens after Restoration

The historic round chapel of Agios Nikolaos Thon in Athens has reopened its doors to the public following restoration works.

Restoration Works Continue at Sikyona Ancient Theater and Messini Archaeological Site

Works for the restoration of Greece's Sikyona Ancient Theater and the archaeological site of Messini will continue after the two projects secured funding of 520,000 euros.

New Archaeological Museum to Open in Ermionida, Greece

The Greek Culture Ministry has announced plans to open a new archaeological museum in Ermionida, a municipality located in eastern Peloponnese.

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.