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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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If you see F-16 and F-4 flying over the Acropolis today….

If you see fighter jest flying over the Acropolis today, it is a multinational formation from air forces partaking in the Greek Air Force-led exercise INIOHOS 2017. On Greek F-16 Block 50 and one F-4E, one Italian AMX fighter Bomber and one Israeli F-16 Block 30 will fly in formation …

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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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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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Albanian PM Rama: No territorial claims against Greece

In a bid to take the sting out of a string of incendiary remarks, Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama has denied his country is following an irredentist foreign policy with its insistence on discussing the issue of claims made by the Cham community to the property they left behind when …

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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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