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Google’s “Street View” Map Service To Promote Greece’s Cultural Wealth

The Greek Culture Ministry will further cooperate with Google to include Greece's most popular archaeological sites and museums in the Street View map service to boost the promotion of the country's cultural wealth abroad.

Greece’s New National Museum of Contemporary Art To Open In July

It seems that the new National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST) at the former Fix brewery in Athens will open this summer after all, as construction has been completed and feverish preparations are underway.

Hollywood Actors Get Involved In Greece-UK Parthenon Marbles Dispute

It seems that Hollywood actors have joined a dispute between Greece and the United Kingdom that began ever since parts of the Parthenon were removed by Lord Elgin, British ambassador to the Ottoman empire, over 200 years ago and shipped off to England.

TIME: Can Privatization Save the Treasures of Ancient Greece?

TIME magazine recently ran an article that suggests for Greece to turn over its treasures to private companies. The country's culture minister has rejected any suggestion of handing over administration of Greek sites.

Greek Government, Professionals Talk Tourism

The Greek Government and tourism professionals are seeing eye to eye on the importance of tourism for the country's economy, according to the outcome of a meeting that took place at the Maximos Mansion.

First Diving Parks To Open Next Year In Greece

By the summer of 2014 the first two diving parks are expected to operate in Greece, according to a joint decision of the Ministers of culture and sport, Panos Panagiotopoulos, and Marine, Miltiadis Varvitsiotis, that was recently published in the Government Gazette.

Culture Ministry Targets Long Queues At Popular Greek Sites

The Greek Culture Ministry recently held a meeting with the Union of Cruise Ships Owners and Associated Members and exchanged ideas on how to deal with the congestion at popular Greek attractions due to large volumes of tourist flows this summer.
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Greece Reshuffles Government, Tourism Ministry Unaffected

Olga Kefalogianni was among the few untouched ministers and remained at her post as Tourism Minister on Monday, 24 June, following the cabinet reshuffle of Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras.

SETE: 9th Tourism & Development Conference

The challenge of adding tourism to the Greek government’s development priorities will be analyzed at the ninth annual tourism and development conference of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE) scheduled for 18-19 October.

Cabotage Abolition Monopolizes Tourism Forum

Greece could reap in some one billion euros annually; 14,000 new job positions would open; and the local economies of tourist areas would have a huge increase in income from tourists that arrive to Greek ports by a cruise ship if the cabotage law is lifted, tourism professionals...