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Greece Adds 16 New Elements to National Intangible Cultural Heritage Index

The Greek Culture Ministry has announced the inclusion of 16 new elements to Greece’s National Directory of Intangible Cultural Heritage.

Greece’s First Underwater Museum on Alonissos Opens to Public

The Alonissos Underwater Museum, the first such museum in Greece, recently opened to offer divers the chance to explore the 5th-century shipwreck of Peristera.

Athens Opens National Archaeological Museum Garden to Public

The courtyard of the National Archaeological Museum of Athens has opened to the public after a series of renovations and upgrades.

Culture Ministry Certifies Jewish Museum of Greece

The Jewish Museum of Greece has been certified by the culture ministry’s Directorate of Museums and is now able to access EU funding programs.

Covid-19: Greek Culture Ministry Updates Open-air Event Rules

The Greek Culture Ministry has released a set of Covid-19 precautionary guidelines, including safe distancing as well as personal hygiene measures, so that cultural events can be held this summer.

Greek Museums Reopen with Safety Rules

Greece's museums and indoor areas of archaeological sites will reopen their doors to the public on Monday, June 15.

Greece Renews Efforts to Bring Back the Parthenon Marbles

Greece has set up a new advisory committee tasked with bringing the Parthenon Marbles back from the British Museum.

Greece’s Outdoor Cinemas Open Offering Post-covid-19 Relief

Open-air cinemas across Greece are opening their doors to the public, running on a 70 percent capacity with open bars and no intermissions.

Greece Summer 2020 Opens with Outdoor Cultural Events

The Greek Culture Ministry on July 18 will launch a new program of cultural events to be held in open spaces, including archaeological sites and museum yards.

Covid-19 Prompts Europe’s Museums to Take Proactive Action

A survey by the Network of European Museum Organizations (NEMO), reveals how the "museum experience" was redefined amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.

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.