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Astir Palace Vouliagmeni SA Contributes €650,000 for Environment, Local Community

Astir Palace is contributing 650,000 euros for works aimed to benefit the environment and local communities of Vari – Voula – Vouiliagmeni.

Athens Acropolis Site and Museum Attract Over 4.5m Visitors

The Acropolis site and museum have welcomed a total of 4.5 million visitors thus far in 2018, according to Greek Culture Minister Myrsini Zorba.

Greece’s Spinalonga on its Way to UNESCO World Heritage List

The Greek Ministry of Culture has submitted a nomination file for the inscription of the Spinalonga island near Crete, on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Greece Marks European Heritage Days 2018 with Open Museums, Sites

Greece joins 50 countries in celebrating European Heritage Days 2018 with free admission to museums and archaeological sites and a series of events held countrywide.

Greece Marks August Full Moon with Free Events at Museums and Sites

Greece marks the August full moon with 95 free events at 132 archaeological sites, monuments and museums across the country.

Ministry Looks into Repatriation of Greek Antiquities from NY

Greek and US authorities are working towards the repatriation of a number of antiquities, which according to media reports were illegally transferred from Greece to New York.

‘Cultural Route of Epirus’ to Launch in October 2018

The Cultural Route of Epirus, a project that aims to promote the area’s ancient theaters, is expected to officially launch in October 2018.

Ancient Theater of Thouria Unveiled in Messinia

A large part of the ancient theater of Thouria, located in Messinia in the Peloponnese, was recently unearthed during excavation works by Greek archaeologists.

Greece Celebrates ‘European Heritage Days’ with Free Admission to Sites, Museums

On the occasion of the "European Heritage Days" initiative, admission will be free to Greece's archaeological sites and state museums on September 23 and 24.

Greece’s Archaeological Sites, Museums Change Operating Hours

Greece’s archaeological sites and state museums, operating on extended hours, have changed their schedule in order to close by sunset.

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.

Nisyros’ Archaeological Museum Opens Again

The Archaeological Museum of the island of Nisyros has reopened to the public, after remaining closed due to lack of staff.

Greece’s Archaeological Sites to Close on Friday Due to Work Stoppage

Greece’s archaeological sites and most museums will close between 12 and 4 pm on Friday, September 1, due to a work stoppage called by archaeologists.

Stolen Artifact Returns to Ancient Olympia

A stolen fragment of a marble pipe, which was taken from the archaeological site of Ancient Olympia and illegally exported to Germany, has been repatriated.

August Full Moon Attracts 75,000 Visitors to Greece’s Sites

More than 75,000 people visited 115 archaeological sites and monuments in Greece on August 7 to admire the full moon and the partial eclipse.

Kos’ Archaeological Museum Reopens on July 29

The Archaeological Museum of Kos will reopen to the public on Saturday, July 29, as it remained closed for a week, following a strong earthquake last week.

Attica’s Archaeological Sites, Museums to Remain Closed on July 29-30

Archaeological sites and museums in Attica will remain closed on July 29 and 30 due to a 48-hour strike called by Culture Ministry employees.

Star Alliance Plants Olive Trees in Ancient Olympia

Star Alliance recently took an initiative to plant some 3,000 Greek olive trees in the prefecture of Ancient Olympia. Representatives of nine of the 17 members of the Star Alliance network - Austrian Airlines, Air New Zealand, ANA-All Nippon Airways, bmi (British Midland...

The Travel Sector Raises Concerns Over Repeated Strikes

The Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourism Agencies recently raised concerns over the continued strikes of employees at archeological sites in Athens. It fears the strikes create a negative image of Greece and will have severe repercussions if the strikes continue during the...

Air Transport Conference

An International Conference on Air Transport and Airports and their evolution in the 21st Century takes place next month at the University of Patras on December 3 and 4. Organizers expect to welcome some 300 experts in air transport from the European Union, including Greece, and...
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