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Scholz condemns challenges against Greek sovereignty

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Thursday condemned Turkey’s position that questions Greece’s sovereignty over its Aegean islands. “It is not acceptable for a NATO ally to question another one’s sovereignty,” he said during a joint press conference with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis in Athens, without naming Turkey. Scholz said …

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Tragedy off Acropolis: Woman dies after fall; Spanish tourist or Athenian resident?

A young woman, allegedly a tourist, died after she fell 20 meters off the rock of Areios Pagos, north-west of the Acropolis of Athens short after noon on Tuesday. The woman estimated in her 30’s was unconscious when the fire service and an ambulance arrived, and did not respond to …

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Entrance to Acropolis Museum at half price to mark 13th birthday

Entrance to the Acropolis Museum on Monday, 20. June 2022 will be reduced to half price to mark the 13th anniversary of the opening of the attraction. The reduced, 5-euro rate will apply throughout the day, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. At 3 p.m., visitors will have the opportunity …

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Communist KKE unfurls banners on Acropolis to protest Greece-USA Defense Agreement

Greece’s Communist party KKE unfurled two banners over one of the walls of the Acropolis of Athens early Thursday morning. Written in Greek and in English, the banners read: “No to war. No to involvement. No to the bases of death.” Video: KKE has always called US military bases as …

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First ever photograph of the Acropolis Parthenon dated 1839

The first ever photograph of the Parthenon on the Acropolis of Athens was taken in August 1839, two months after the presentation of Daquereotype. The picture was shot by Pierre-Gustave Joly de Lotbinière, a French businessman and amateur daguerreotypist, famous for being the first to photograph the Acropolis of Athens …

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Tibet activists arrested in Athens, Olympia protesting against Beijing Olympics 2022

Activists from Tibet protested against the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Greece, hanging a banner at the Acropolis and disrupting the torch lighting ceremony at the ancient Olympia site. A total of six people have been arrested. Two people were arrested in Athens on Sunday as they attempted to …

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Greece’s open-air archaeological sites closed at peak hours of heatwave

Greece’s Culture Ministry has announced changes to the opening hours of open-air archeological sites, due to the heatwave that is forecast to continue through the week. From Tuesday to Thursday, August 3-5, 2021, will be closed to public from 12 noon until 5 in the afternoon to protect staff and …

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Greece grants DIOR permission for photo shoots, fashion show on Acropolis, major archaeological sites

Τhe Central Archaeological Council (CAC) unanimously granted permission to Fashion house DIOR for photo shooting and filming at major archaeological sites such as the Acropolis, the Herodes Atticus Odeon, the Ancient Roman market, the Temple of Poseidon at Sounio and the Temple of Zeus in Nemea. Only photo shoots are …

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Acropolis: Modern elevator for people with disabilities inaugurated

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis inaugurated the new elevator for people with disabilities who will finally have access to the Acropolis of Athens. The lift will facilitate access to the monuments of the Acropolis in Athens for wheelchair users, elderly citizens and others with mobility problems. It starts at the level …

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Greek Federation of Handicap opposes Acropolis cement paths

Member of the National Federation of the Physically Handicapped (EOKA), Korina Theodorakaki, has strongly strongly criticized the Culture Ministry to create concrete paths for people with disabilities in the archaeological site of the Acropolis. “We, as the National Federation of the Physically Handicapped, have been asking for a chain of …

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Acropolis and monuments get new light – Live streaming Sept 30

The Sacred Rock of Acropolis is getting a new illumination system that will upgrade its uniqueness to a new spectacular event. The official opening of the illumination of the Acropolis will take place at 20:00 on Wednesday, September 30, 2020, and will be live streaming. According to a statement issued …

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CAS rules: Hotels around Acropolis no higher than 21m, no pools on roofs

Hotels and other buildings at the foot of the Acropolis will not be allowed to be higher that 21 meters, neither will be allowed to have swimming pools on their roof tops. Members of the Central Archaeological Council (KAS) have unanimously approved on Tuesday, the “Special Presidential Decree for determining …

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