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UNESCO Probe into Hagia Sophia Change of Status Ongoing

An inspection into the change of status of the Hagia Sophia into a mosque last summer has still not been finalized, according to UNESCO.

Greece and United States Discuss Cooperation in Culture, Arts, Film

Greece and the United States discussed ways to boost cooperation in culture, arts, film production, and technology.

Greece Condemns Turkey’s Court Decision to Turn Hagia Sophia into a Mosque

Greece has condemned a Turkish court decision that allows to turn Hagia Sophia, an UNESCO World Heritage Site, into a mosque.

UNICEF’s ‘Blue’ Initiative Calls for Action on Children’s Rights

The Acropolis in Athens was among the world renowned landmark sites that ‘dressed’ in blue to remind that children’s rights must be respected at all costs.

Athens Acropolis ‘Lights Up Blue’ in Respect of Children’s Rights

The Athens Acropolis in Greece will light up blue on November 20 participating in UNICEF’s World Children’s Day 2019 celebrations.

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.

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.

Turkey Again Calls for Change of Hagia Sofia Status

Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayipp Erdogan has yet again caused a stir in Greece, after requesting that the former Greek Orthodox church of Hagia Sophia be turned into a mosque.

Authorities Lay Groundwork for Protection of Rhodes’ Medieval City

A memorandum of cooperation for the protection and conservation of Rhodes' Medieval City was recently signed between ministry and local officials.

World Premier of Lyric Opera to Be Staged on Delos

The UNESCO World Heritage site of Delos, on October 6 and 7, will host the world premiere of the one-act lyric opera titled, “Hera Descends on Delos”.

Turkey’s High Court Rejects Plea to Turn Hagia Sophia into Mosque

Turkey’s High Court has ruled that the former Greek Orthodox church of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul cannot be used as a mosque and will remain a museum.

Greek Travel Agents Discover Hangzhou, China, at Athens Event

The Hangzhou Tourism Commission and Argo Travel Group hosted an event in Athens to introduce the city of Hangzhou to Greek travel agents.

Cave of the Apocalypse on Patmos Restored

The Cave of the Apocalypse on Patmos, believed to be the spot John the Apostle received his visions recorded in the Book of Revelation, has been renovated with EU funding.

Architect Heim Reveals Vision for New Delos Museum

Distinguished architect Jean-Pierre Heim shared his vision and plans for a new archaeological museum on the Greek island of Delos, with Culture Minister Aristides Baltas earlier this week, at a meeting also attended by Hellenic Association of Tourist & Travel Agencies (fedHATTA)...

Minister Kountoura Applauds Arsakeio Students for Tourism App

Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura recently praised the students of the Arsakeio lyceum for the design and implementation of a virtual tour application for the archaeological site of Bassae, home to the Temple of Apollo Epicurius.

Halkidiki Beaches Take the Lead with Most Blue Flags in Greece

Fifty-two of Greece’s 430 beaches awarded for their quality are located in the Halkidiki peninsula in northern Greece, the Halkidiki Tourism Organization (HTO) said recently, demonstrating the region’s commitment to “responsible tourism”.

Mystras – A World Heritage Site in Greece

Mystras, a World Heritage Site in Lakonia, Greece, is the best preserved example of medieval walled city in the Greek region. It fascinates the modern traveler with its castle, churches and the palatial complex of the ruling Byzantine dynasty, bearing witness to its bygone greatness.

Asklepieion of Epidaurus

A major crowd puller among the archaeological destinations of Greece, Epidaurus is famed for its unmatched theatre, as well as for its Asklepieion, thus named the sanctuaries sacred to Asclepius, the healing god and son of Apollo. Combining religious faith with empirical...
Posted On 23 May 2014
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Acropolis of Athens

For over two millennia, ascending the Acropolis hill has been a must-do for visitors to Athens; it could not be otherwise for the Acropolis monuments, the universal and timeless symbols of the classical spirit bequeathed by Greek Antiquity to the world.
Posted On 09 May 2014
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Archaeological Site of Olympia

Olympia, the sanctuary of Zeus and birthplace of the Olympic Games, lies in a verdant valley of the western Peloponnese at the confluence of the rivers Alpheios and Kladeos. A landscape of great natural beauty, the whole valley was in ancient times thickly wooded and full of wild...
Posted On 09 May 2014
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