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Greek PM Announces Government Reshuffle

Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Tuesday announced a cabinet reshuffle, keeping key members of the government in place while adding 13 new faces.

Greece Wants to Resume Talks with UK on Reunification of Parthenon Marbles

Greek Culture Minister Lydia Koniordou has sent an official letter to her British counterpart, calling for the resumption of the dialogue on the reunification of the Parthenon marbles.

Greece Aims to Establish Amphipolis as Archaeological Tourism Destination

The Culture Ministry has secured 276,000 euros in funding for works on the Amphipolis site to include the construction of a walking routes network. 

Greek Culture Minister Tables Parthenon Marbles’ Return on London Visit

The issue of the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece, was discussed during a meeting between Greek Culture Minister Lydia Koniordou and her UK counterpart Matt Hancock.

Promotion of Greek Island Culture a Ministry Priority

A number of projects are currently underway or in the pipeline focusing on the renovation or construction of cultural sites on the Cyclades islands, according to Culture Minister Lydia Koniordou.

International Museum Day 2018: Free Admission to Greek Museums on May 18

Museums across Greece will celebrate International Museum Day 2018 on Friday, May 18, with free admission and a number of cultural events.

Greek Island Culture ‘Window to Greece’, Says Minister

The cultural wealth of the Greek islands is an integral part of the country’s identity serving as a “window to Greece”, said Culture Minister Lydia Koniordou.

BBC Submits New Request to Film at Sounion

The BBC has submitted a new request to film at the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion, following the refusal of Greece’s Central Archaeological Council (KAS) last week.

Greece Launches European Cultural Heritage Year Events

Greece officially launched the European Year of Cultural Heritage, an initiative of the European Commission, with a special event focused on Rebetiko music.

Greek Culture Minister Visits Crete, Discusses Projects, Funding

Culture Minister Lydia Koniordou met with Crete governor Stavros Arnaoutakis to discuss issues related the region's archaeological sites and ways to secure funding.

Greece-Italy Launch Three-year Cultural Cooperation

Greece and Italy have launched a three-year cooperation aiming to further strengthen the cultural ties of both countries.

Hellinikon Project Gets Green Light from Greek Gov’t

The Presidential Decree that paves the way for the development of the multi-million-euro Hellinikon project was signed in Athens.

Amphipolis Site Restoration Enters €1.5m EU Funding Program

Authorities have managed to secure 1.5 million euros in EU funding for the restoration, maintenance and promotion of the Kasta tomb at the Amphipolis site.

Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens Aiming for Spring 2018 Opening

The multi-million-euro revamp of the Astir Palace will proceed according to schedule with plans to open its doors to the public in spring next year.

‘Athens Culture Symposium 2017’ to Focus on Tourism and Investments

The American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce on November 13 will hold the 2nd Athens Culture Symposium 2017, which will focus on investments and tourism.

Greece, Italy Discuss Tourism Cooperation

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura and Italy's Ambassador to Greece Luigi Marras recently explored ways to boost cooperation on tourism issues.

Astir Palace Project Moves a Step Ahead After Minister’s Approval

Greek Culture Minister Lydia Koniordou has approved the investment plan and the environmental impact study for the overhaul of Astir Palace in Vouliagmeni.

Greek Culture Minister Denies ‘London Times’ Parthenon Marbles Story

Greek Culture Minister Lydia Koniordou has denied a London Times report that Greece is taking legal action to win back the Parthenon Marbles.

Greece Makes Proposal to Reactivate Joint Tourism Committee with Italy

Greece has proposed the reactivation of the Joint Tourism Committee with Italy to strengthen bilateral tourism activities between the two countries.

Greece and Italy Sign Memorandum of Cooperation on Culture

In efforts to prevent the illicit trafficking of antiquities and protect cultural heritage, Greece and Italy signed a memorandum of cooperation in the field of culture.
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