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Chasing Mark Zuckerberg on the Acropolis of Athens (Update)

“Have you seen Mark Zuckerberg?” one of the several Greek reporters asked stunned visitors of the Acropolis on Friday. Nobody has done so. Neither visitors nor staff at the tickets counter had seen the founder of biggest social media platform Facebook in, on or around the Acropolis. Reason for the …

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Lightning strikes the Acropolis injuring tourists and guards (video)

Four people were injured after a lightning stroke the Acropolis of Athens during a thunderstorm on Wednesday afternoon. The injured have been transferred to Evangelismos hospital in the city center. The unprecedented incident occurred around 4:30 in the afternoon. According to preliminary information, the lightning stroke at the ticket counter …

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Archaeological Council revokes decision on 9-story hotel by Acropolis

Greece’s Central Archaeological Council rescinded its decision approving the construction of a nine-story building in the south of Acropolis. The approval was issued on 25 September 2018, however, a strong protest by local residents forced the CAC to rethink it. In a statement, the Archaeological Council said it conducted an …

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Acropolis: Ministry temporary suspends licenses for buildings above 17.5m

Minister for Environment and Energy, Giorgos Stathakis, has signed a decision that new building permits are temporarily suspended in the area south of the Acropolis and Makriyanni-Koukaki. Furthermore, the Minister has asked for the immediate legality control of the hotel on Falirou Street No 5, which construction triggered the public …

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Building licenses around Acropolis under investigation after public outcry

Greece’s Central Archaeological Council (KAS) has decided to investigate residents’ complaints that construction plans for two hotels south of the Acropolis in Athens violate height rules and obstruct the view on the monument. In an unanimous decision laste on Tuesday, the KAS members said that teams will be sent next …

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Ministries to review building permissions of multi-story hotels close to Acropolis

The residents’ strong reactions to the construction of two multi-story hotel buildings at the foot of Acropolis forced two Greek Culture Ministry to take action and review the building permissions of these two investment projects. The Ministries of Culture & Sport and Environment & Energy will cooperate in order to …

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Who owns the Acropolis of Athens? An “unknown owner”…

The Acropolis of Athens narrowly escaped the risk to be target of property hunters after the Culture Ministry failed to claim the ownership on time. In the Hellenic Cadastre it was registered to have an “unknown owner.” This grave mistake was discovered during the second stage of Land & Property …

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Acropolis in Anti-Imperialist mood: Communist KKE banner against Prespes deal

Members of the Greek communist party KKE climbed to Acropolis early morning Thursday and hanged a banner against the Prespes Agreement that will be voted and ratified later today. The banner had messages against the Agreement both in Greek and English. The KKE said that the Prespes Agreement serves the …

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Important Monuments of Ancient Greece on one …beach

The Acropolis, the Parthenon and the Ancient Theater of Epidaurus were spotted all in one place on the beach Psili Ammo in Tolo by Naflpio on Saturday afternoon. An unknown artist created the exceptional constructions out of sand. With excessive patience, talent and skills, the artist or the artists modeled …

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Is Greece considering to lease archaeological sites and museums for utilization?

Suspicion is near, Greece is considering to lease archaeological sites and museums for utilization in order to “maintain our cultural heritage,” as Culture Minister Mirsini Zorba said on Thursday criticizing the 24-hour strike launched by archaeologists, Culture Ministry staff, sites and museums guards. Hundreds of tourists climbed to Acropolis of …

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Heat wave has the Acropolis close earlier on July 22-23/2018

With temperatures reaching 40 degrees Celsius majority of Athenians are either under the beach umbrellas or the air-conditioner at home. However, tourists think they have to fulfill their sight seeing program and dare climb at the Sacred Rock of the Acropolis under the boiling early afternoon sun. In order to …

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Argentinian TV crew filmed secretly in the Acropolis; Culture Ministry investigates

Filming silly things in Acropolis? No way, say Greek authorities. However, a television crew and two endlessly laughing presenters from Argentina managed to sneak in Athens “Sacred Rock”. Now Greeks investigate how did this happen and nobody stopped them. The production company had requested a filming permission, however, it filmed …

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AMBER ALERT: 12-year-old boy goes missing in area of Acropolis

AMBER ALERT: A 12-year-old boy whose name is given in Greek letters as ΚΡΙΣΤΙΑΝ-ΚΩΣΤΑΣ ΛΙΝΤΚΒΙΣΤ  went missing from the area of  Acropolis in Athens on Monday, 2. July 2018. According to the issued Amber Alert, the boy has Brown Eyes and Brown Hair.  He is 1.43 cm tall and wight …

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The Acropolis of Athens in Hollywood Films (video)

There has been much of a debate in recent years about allowing filming in the Acropolis for commercial purposes. A lot of bureaucratic and tax obstacles as well as fears on damaging the ancient archaeological site have scared away international film productions. It was just in the last months that …

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Bus Express X80 connecting Piraeus, Acropolis, Syntagma resumes operation

The Bus Express route X80 connecting the port of Piraeus with the Acropolis and Syntagma Square is resuming operation as of Thursday, May 10th 2018. The express line connects the cruise ships terminal at the port of Piraeus (Akti Xavierou and Akti Miaouli), to the Acropolis and Syntagma Square in …

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