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Archeological body warns of hiked up Acropolis tickets offered by travel website

Greece’s Archaeological Receipts Fund (TAP), which is responsible for collecting revenues from the country’s archaeological product, said on Saturday a website is selling tickets to the Acropolis Hill at a hiked up price and warned the higher price does not provide priority entrance into the site. The fund said the …

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Two Museums in Athens among the 41 spectacular Museums to “visit before you die”

Two Museums in Athens are on the list of 41 spectacular museums to visit before you die. It is the New Acropolis Museum and the Benaki Museum. On the list compiled by experts for the online edition of UK’s The Telegraph, the two museums in Athens are together with world …

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Athens is Top 4. among Best Destinations in Europe 2017

Athens is among the Best European destinations for a holiday or a city trip in 2017. Following an online voting, Athens holds Number 4 on the list of 20 selected destinations in Europe. Top is Porto in Portugal, followed by Milan in Italy and Gdansk in Poland. 4. Athens     …

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Acropolis, archaeological sites closed due to guards’ 24h strike Feb 20/17

Hundreds of tourists from all over the world were deeply disappointed to see that the gate to Acropolis was closed on Monday. A 24-hour strike launched  by the state guards on February 20th 2017 has closed down the Acropolis and other archaeological sites across Greece. The guards called the strike …

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Snow in Athens: Dusted Acropolis and lots of Snowmen – Amazing pictures & videos

Millions of snowflakes started to fall short after 6:30 pm on Monday. The much expected snow had arrived in downtown Athens and the suburbs – even those in the south. The snowflakes fell quick and soft and covered first the cars, then the trees and the plants. And had Athenians …

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Obama sends a message for Democracy directly from Acropolis (video)

With a new video from the Ancient rock of Acropolis, US President Barack Obama sent a new message about Democracy stressing “we are part of the community of nations that solves problems and make the best for humanity.” the video was uploaded in his personal account on Facebook and Twitter. …

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Speech in Athens: Obama praises Democracy, Sacrifices of Greeks

US President Barack Obama started his speech with “Yias sas!”, “Kalispera!” and “Filoxenia”(hospitality). He used other Greek words like “foustanella”, “spanakopita” and “ouzo” At the end of his 40-minute long speech he said “Zήτω η Ελλάς” (Long Live, Greece) and had Greeks cheer. President Obama speech without teleprompter or notes …

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Obama tours the Acropolis Museum

US President Barack Obama toured the Museum of Acropolis after a visit to the Parthenon on Wednesday morning. In Acropolis Musuem Obama was wearing suit and a tie, while he went to  Acropolis in casual look. picture by US Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt  #Acropolis Barack Obama is expected at the Stavros …

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Obama in Acropolis – Live Streaming – Pictures – Video

In his last day in Athens, US President Barack Obama is visiting Acropolis, one of his childhood dreams, as he recently said. Security measures are draconian, policemen stand in a 5-meter distance from each other, snipers have taken position on buildings roofs. However, the security measures could not hinder Athenians …

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Greeks held silent protest with candles to demand “Return of the Parthenon Marbles”

This is not a snapshot from Epitaphios Vespers on Great Friday held in January. Neither is it a service held for the dead in the middle of the night. It is a snapshot from a protest gathering outside the Acropolis Museum on Sunday. Former TV-persona and now Marathonas mayor Ilias …

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