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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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Greece denies filming permission to BBC mini-series in archaeological site of Sounion

Greece’s Central Archaeological Council on Wednesday refused a production company permission to film scenes from the BBC mini-series “The Little Drummer Girl” in the archaeological site in Sounion on April 12.However, it granted filming permission in the Acropolis at night. According to news agency amna, the decision was made by …

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Sahara Dust puts the Acropolis and the Lycabettus Hill out of sight

The emblematic monument of Acropolis disappeared on Monday morning when thick Sahara dust covered Athens. Also the Church on the Lycabettus Hill, the second highest point in the Greek capital, had disappeared as billions of sand particles attacked Athens. Athens seen from the mountain of Hymetus in East Attica Prefecture. …

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Remorseful US tourist returns stones from Acropolis “stolen many years ago”

A most probably American tourist who stole a handful of stones from the ancient site of the Acropolis many years ago, returned them per mail to the Greek National Tourism Organization in New York. The four small stones were put in a plastic bag and had a handwritten note in …

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Amazing Super Blue Blood Moon over the Acropolis in time lapse

The Super Blue Blood Moon stunned millions of people around the globe. Yet, it was especially impressive when it rose behind the Acropolis of Athens. Below is a collection of best shots of the Super Blue Blood Moon from Greece. In time lapse Time lapse: A super blue blood moon …

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Athenians welcome the New Year with spectacular fireworks show (picts, videos)

Thousands of Athenians flocked to Thiseio area in downtown to celebrate the New Year together with the Mayor of Athens and an rich entertainment program. Midnight sharp, the sky illuminated with numerous fireworks that offered a spectacular view to young and old. “Athens sends a message of hope to Greece …

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Robert Pattinson tours the Acropolis before attending Good Time premiere in Athens

Hollywood star Robert Pattinson has been in Athens to attend the premiere of his latest film Good Time. A day earlier, he visited the Acropolis together with some of his friends. Good times in Athens. more pictures justjared In neo-grindhouse thriller Good Time, Pattinson plays the role of outcast and …

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August Full Moon: Culture Ministry opens 115 archaeological sites and museums

Greece’s Culture and Sports Ministry will open 115 archaeological sites and monuments to public to enjoy the August Full Moon on Monday 7th August 2017.  Continuing a tradition dating back many years, the entrance is free of charge. A series of events is planned from 5th to 0th August 2017, …

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Culture Minister accompanies refugees to Acropolis on World Refugee Day

A group of refugees from Schisto Accommodation Centre in western Attica got a rare opportunity. To visit the historical monument of Acropolis and the Parthenon. The visit was organized by the Ministry of Culture on the occassion of World Refugee Day on June 20. Minister Lydia Koniordou accompanied the group. …

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Chanel & Karl Lagerfeld bring Greece to Paris after Greeks deny show at ancient sites

Karl Lagerfeld may have hoped for blazing sunshine, blue skies and Aegean blue sea in the background. His Chanel Cruise Show 2017/2018 The Modernity of the Antique was inspired by Greece, anyway. However, Greece’s powerful Central archaeological Council rebuffed the request of House of Chanel to run the show at …

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INIOHOS 2017: Fighter jets F-16 and F-4 roar over Athens VIDEOS

Fighter jets roared in the sky over Athens on Tuesday noon to mark the end of Hellenic Air Force-led multinational exercise INIOHOS 2017. On Greek F-16 Block 50, one Greek F-4E, one Italian AMX Fighter Bomber and one Israeli F-16 Block 30 flew in formation over the Acropolis. One more …

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