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Authorities Call on Culture Ministry to Apply for Inclusion of Ikaria Dance on UNESCO List

Authorities and academics from the North Eastern Aegean island of Ikaria are calling on the Greek culture ministry to apply to UNESCO for the inclusion of Ikaria’s traditional dance, the “Ikariotiko”, on its Lists of Intangible Cultural Heritage.

Santorini to Host UNESCO Wine Symposium in November

The heritage and development of wine regions and their role in tourism will be the focus of an UNESCO symposium to be held on the Greek island of Santorini on November 5-7.

CNN: UNESCO-listed Ancient City of Vergina, Greece, has Incredible Back Story

CNN has included the archaeological site of Vergina in Greece among the 10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites that have a fascinating history.

UNWTO, UNESCO to Hold 1st World Conference on Tourism and Culture

The UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) will hold the world’s first ministerial-level conference on tourism and culture in cooperation with UNESCO in Siem Reap, Cambodia, in 2015.

Yes! Hotels Supports The Cultural & Social Face Of Athens, Greece

Yes! Hotels Group, that runs units located in prime locations in Athens, Greece, has launched an initiative that supports cultural and social events in the city that aim to enhance domestic tourism throughout the year.

Top Lawyers Will Give Greece Legal Advise On Parthenon Marbles

Prominent international lawyers will inform the Greek Government on legal options for the return of the Parthenon sculptures that are presently on display in the British museum.

Kefalogianni: Tourism Development Should Be Based On Criteria Of Sustainability

Tourism development should be based on criteria of sustainability and respect for the natural and human environment, Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni underlined during the 3rd UNESCO World Forum on Culture and Cultural Industries taking place in Florence, Italy.

Greece To Nominate Archaeological Site Of Philippi For UNESCO’s World Heritage Site Status

By 30 September the Greek Culture Ministry will submit a nomination proposal to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) with the purpose of having the Archaeological site of Philippi be placed on the list of World Heritage sites.

Greece’s Tourism Minister Reveals Plans To Boost Tourism On Patmos

Τhe uniqueness and religious tradition of Patmos are factors that can be further highlighted to boost arrivals to the island, according to Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni.

Spinalonga Island Gets A Revamp Prior To Receiving UNESCO Heritage Status

Intensive works are being carried out on Spinalonga, located in the Gulf of Elounda in north-eastern Crete, in Lasithi, prior to the island's inclusion on UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites.

“Secrets Of Greece” Are Unveiled At Athens Airport

Athens International Airport is displaying the theme cultural expeditions of Geo Routes & Aegean Routes in a photo-exhibition entitled "Secrets of Greece."

Greece, UNESCO To Hold Tourism & Culture Conference

Athens will be the host city for a joint conference in September on "Tourism and Culture Development," organized by the Greek Tourism Ministry and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

UNWTO, UNODC and UNESCO Launch Anti-Trafficking Campaign

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) have joined forces to promote a global campaign urging travellers to support the fight against a number...

UNESCO To Hold Exhibition On Greece’s Marathon Town

The Greek town of Marathon of the Region of Attica will be showcased by UNESCO as a cultural landscape of global significance in an exhibition to be held in Paris in March.

UNWTO-UNESCO Anti-Trafficking Campaign To Launch At ITB Berlin

An anti-trafficking campaign aimed to engage tourists in the global fight against the illicit trafficking of persons, wildlife or cultural artifacts will be launched at ITB 2014.

Greek Success During 37th General Conference Of UNESCO In Paris

An outstanding success for Greece was noted during the 37th General Conference of UNESCO in Paris, which referred to the recognition of the synergy between the Hellenic National Commission for UNESCO and the nonprofit organization Geo Routes Cultural Institute.

Greece’s Ancient Messene To Be Nominated To UNESCO World Heritage List

Ancient Messene has been included on Greece's tentative list of sites and monuments for potential nomination for UNESCO World Heritage Status.

UNWTO, UNESCO Join Hands In Sustainable Tourism Promotion

UNWTO and the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) have forged a new cooperation agreement consolidating efforts on sustainable tourism and the protection of natural and cultural heritage.

UNESCO’s World Heritage List Includes 17 Greek Monuments

UNESCO's latest update of the World Heritage List refers to 981 properties... 17 of those properties are Greek.
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Spinalonga Among Greece’s Nomination Proposals For UNESCO’s World Heritage List

Spinalonga, the Venetians walls and the Minoan Palaces of Crete are the three nomination proposals that Greece has submitted to UNESCO to be considered for inclusion to the World Heritage List.