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Culture Ministry: Summer Operating Hours for Archaeological Sites, Museums

The Ministry of Culture has announced the summer operating hours of archaeological sites and museums across Greece.

Underwater Excavation Off Kasos Uncovers Ancient Shipwrecks and Cargo

Shipwrecks of the Hellenistic, Classical and Roman periods were discovered during an excavation off the Greek island of Kasos in the Dodecanese.

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.

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.

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.

Culture at Home: Greece’s National Theater Streams Plays for Free Online

The National Theater of Greece is offering free online access to some of its performances, aiming to bring people closer to art amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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.
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