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Culture Ministry: Winter Schedule for Greek Sites, Museums

State museums and archaeological sites in Greece as of January 7, will be operating in accordance to the winter schedule, the Ministry of Culture announced.

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.

Greece To Promote Cultural Heritage Through “Thematic Destinations”

The Greek Tourism Ministry is planning to enrich and improve the country's tourism offer through the promotion of "thematic destinations."

Initiative Launched For The Restoration Of Important Monuments On Kefalonia Island

The strong earthquakes that recently rocked Kefalonia have prompted the Greek Society for the Environment and Cultural Heritage (ELLET) to draw attention to all of the island's monuments that are in need of restoration and repair.
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GNTO Releases New Greek Travel Guides

Τhe Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) recently released three new printed travel guides on Thrace, the Dodecanese and the Ionian Islands.
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Greek Sites To Stay Open For Full Moon On 21 August

More than 100 archaeological sites, monuments and museums throughout Greece will remain open on the night of 21 August 2013 to celebrate the full moon.
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Open House Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki will give its citizens and visitors alike their first chance to explore and engage directly with architecture of the city this weekend. 56 buildings will open, ranging from monuments to residential buildings and public edifices and spanning centuries of history, from...

Greece’s Archaeological Sites Get Single Brand Identity

A single brand identity, titled “Monuments and Museums of Greece” and a logo, common for all museums and monuments of Greece, was publicized last month by the Culture and Tourism Ministry.

Religious Tourism To Be Promoted In Greece

Deputy Culture and Tourism Minister George Nikitiadis recently presented the conclusions of a report on the development and promotion of religious and pilgrimage tourism in Greece.

Greek Museums And Sites Get New Standards

“Our goal is for all monuments to provide the basic services to the visitor,” Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Yeroulanos said while reviewing the progress of the ministry’s three-year plan to upgrade services of archaeological sites and museums. The program was launched in...

Hotel Chamber Lists Proposals For Athens Revamp

The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels recently made a list of proposals aimed for the regeneration of the historic center of Athens after Government Vice President Theodoros Pagalos submitted the relevant topic on Greek Open Government Initiative opengov for public consultation.

Small Ferries Link Corfu And Sarande

A total of up to 500 people a day can visit Sarande from Corfu and vice-versa thanks to three small ferries which carry out three sailings daily. The sailings were resumed after disturbances a few years back and now there is an upward trend regarding passenger travel.

New Attractions On Rodos

A new "wonder" and millennium monument will be built on Rodos harbour by 2004, according to the island's mayor, Giorgos Yiannopoulos. The monument will draw inspiration from the "Kolossos" statue, one of the Seven Wonders of the World that was allegedly ruined some 2,220 years ago.