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Restoration Works at Amphipolis’ Kasta Hill Advance

Restoration and support works on the Kasta tomb at the Amphipolis site in northern Greece, are set to be completed by August.

Spinalonga Vies for Spot on UNESCO’s World Heritage List

The islet of Spinalonga, northeastern Crete, will officially be competing for inclusion in UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites list.

UNESCO Sites in Greece Among 47 in Danger Due to Rising Sea Levels

Rhodes' Medieval City, Corfu's Old Town and Delos are among 47 UNESCO World Heritage sites in the Mediterranean facing the threat of rising sea levels and erosion.

Lucky Visitors Get Chance to Enter Amphipolis’ Kasta Tomb

Dozens of visitors had the chance to enter the largest tomb discovered in Greece, at Amphipolis, which dates back to Alexander the Great’s era.

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.

Greece Aims to Establish Amphipolis as Archaeological Tourism Destination

The Culture Ministry has secured 276,000 euros in funding for works on the Amphipolis site to include the construction of a walking routes network. 

Greek Culture Minister Visits Crete, Discusses Projects, Funding

Culture Minister Lydia Koniordou met with Crete governor Stavros Arnaoutakis to discuss issues related the region's archaeological sites and ways to secure funding.

Amphipolis Site Restoration Enters €1.5m EU Funding Program

Authorities have managed to secure 1.5 million euros in EU funding for the restoration, maintenance and promotion of the Kasta tomb at the Amphipolis site.

Crete to Host Photo Exhibition on South America’s ‘Green’ Areas

The Municipal Gallery of Agios Nikolaos on Crete will host a photo exhibition during August 14-28, featuring South America’s main areas of environmental interest.

‘Patmos Revelation’ Event will Reveal Island’s Wonders – Interview with Patmos Mayor Grigoris Stoikos

Patmos Mayor Grigoris Stoikos talks about the importance of the 1st “Patmos Revelation” event for the island's promotion as a sports tourism destination.

Calls for Minoan Civilization, Spinalonga to be Named UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Crete is calling for the inclusion of Minoan Civilization and Spinalonga island on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list.

Thessaloniki Wins Over Brits at WTM London 2016

All the more British tourists are seeking to visit Thessaloniki for its “city break” offerings including cultural, nightlife and culinary options, according to the Thessaloniki Hotels Association.

‘Visit Meteora’ to Give Travel Bloggers Grand Tour of Three Major Attractions in Greece

Visit Meteora, a leading DMC, has announced that it is organizing a special seven-day media trip in October to get the word out on the amazing sites that mainland Greece has to offer.

Acropolis Listed among 20 Most Beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Sites

The Acropolis in Athens is included once again on a list compiled by CNN that singles out 20 of the most beautiful and famous UNESCO World Heritage sites.

WTM 2014: GNTO To Offer Greek Cookery Lesson & Free Trip To Greece

At this year’s World Travel Market in London, UK, the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) is offering 20 travel agents the chance to brush up on their Mediterranean cooking skills and a hotel-based trip to Greece for one lucky winner!

Acropolis Of Athens On CNN’s Most Beautiful World Heritage Site List

American news network CNN has provided an updated version of the world's 20 most beautiful World Heritage Sites and the Acropolis of Athens came in second!