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Ancient Greek Monuments Facing Climate Change Impact

A number of Greek monuments that have stood intact since antiquity now appear to be facing the consequences of climate change, according to scientists.

Acropolis Museum Celebrates 10 Years and 14.5 Million Visitors

Since its grand opening in 2009, the Acropolis Museum in Athens has welcomed some 14.5 million visitors from Greece and abroad.

Greek Archaeological Council Decides to Reconstruct Parthenon Cella

The northern wall of the cella (or chamber) of the Parthenon in Athens, is set to be reconstructed, according to Greece’s Central Archaeological Council (KAS).

Repair Works on Acropolis Lightning Conductor Underway

Repair works on the lightning conductor system of the Acropolis in Athens, will begin immediately in the aftermath of a lightning accident last week.

The Guardian Explores Athens

Athens’ sites of interest, hotels, bars and restaurants are featured in an extensive article, recently published in the online edition of The Guardian.

Athens Targets French Travelers, Offers Exclusive Experiences

The Municipality of Athens has launched a digital campaign, in collaboration with Mastercard, aimed at attracting more French holidaymakers to the Greek capital.

Former Acropolis Museum Gets New Lease on Life

The first Acropolis Museum, located on the southeastern edge of the hill, will get a new lease on life with renovation works set to begin in September.

Experiencing Two Sides of Greece

To fully experience all that Greece has to offer, it would be best to create a vacation itinerary that combines both its modern side and it's ancient past.

Acropolis Monuments Enter New Phase of Restoration

Monuments at the Acropolis in Athens will undergo a new series of restoration works, funded by the NSRF’s "Competitiveness, Entrepreneurship and Innovation 2014-2020” program.

AthensWas Hotel: ‘Sense Fine Dining Restaurant’ Official Opening on May 26

The “Sense Fine Dining Restaurant” of the AthensWas hotel will open its doors on May 26 and welcome Athenians and visitors in its newly refurbished premises.

Lagerfeld’s Chanel Cruise 2018 Collection Brings Glorious Greece to Paris

With a fashion collection entitled “The Modernity of Antiquity”, star designer Karl Lagerfeld revived an ideal vision of ancient Greece.

Airotel Invites Guests to ‘Stay and Win’ a 65” Curved LG TV

Airotel is giving the guests of its hotels the chance to win a LG 65-inch TV worth 2,500 euros!

‘The Greeks – Agamemnon to Alexander the Great’ Conquer Canada

Featuring over 500 ancient treasures, many of which exhibited for the first time outside Greece, “The Greeks - Agamemnon to Alexander the Great” show, which opened last week at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, was warmly welcomed by a 1,000-plus audience.

Greece’s Parthenon And Delphi Among The World’s Most Greatest Ancient Settlements

The UK edition of the National Geographic Traveller magazine applauds the grandeur of the Parthenon and the Oracle of Delphi in Greece in a recently published feature entitled "Lost cities: The world’s greatest ancient settlements."

The Guardian Highlights The Best Of Athens, Greece, In New City Guide

"It would be criminal to come to Athens and miss the Acropolis but visitors who stick only to the city’s ancient past are missing out," The Guardian notes in its recently released online Athens city guide.

Robin Williams Was A Philhellene. His Words On Greece.

Robin Williams had expressed his appreciation for Greece in an interview back in 2011 and touched us all.

Acropolis Museum In Athens Turns Five Years Old

In celebration of its fifth birthday on Friday 20 June 2014, the Acropolis Museum in Athens will present the horsemen on the West Frieze of the Parthenon through three-dimensional digital images.

Free Admission At The Acropolis Museum On 25 March

The Acropolis Museum will offer free admission to the general public from 9am to 5pm on Tuesday 25 March, which is a national holiday celebrated annually in Greece.

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.

5 Greek Museums on the Google Art Project

Five Greek museums have already joined Google Art Project as partners: the Acropolis Museum, the Museum of Cycladic Art, the Benaki Museum, the Benaki Museum of Islamic Art and the Numismatic Museum, the last two being just recently added.
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