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Iconic Dromeas to fall victim of “cultural exchange” between Athens and Skopje?

The iconic glass sculpture of Dromeas, the Runner, is to fall victim of a so-called cultural exchange between Athens and Skopje. Its creator, sculptor Costas Varotsos denounced that the Greek Culture Ministry plans to send Dromeas to Skopje and receive, instead, one of the many sculptures of Alexander the Great …

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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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Knossos, Royal Tombs of Vergina among 587 monuments Greece will privatize

The archaeological site of Knossos, the Archaeological Museum of Herakleio and the bastions of the Venetian Castle, the Castle of Chios, the Acropolis of Sparta, the Tomb of Leonidas, the island of Spinaloga, the White Tower of Thessaloniki, the Akrotiri on Santorini, the Byzantine Castle of Trikala , the Firka …

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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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Full Moon August 2018: Events at Greece’s archaeological sites & museums

Archaeological sites and museums in Greece will offer a series of events to celebrate the August Full Moon as every year since 2002. A total of 132 archaeological areas and museums participate part in the “Panselinos 2018” – Full Moon 2018 -, the event series initiated by the Greek Culture …

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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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Greek Culture Ministry in contact with NY prosecutors to claim back stolen antiquities

Greece’s Ministry of Culture is in contact with the prosecutor’s office in Manhattan, after New York authorities seized several antiquities from the private collection of billionaire Michael Steinhardt on Friday. General Secretary of the Greek Culture and Sports Ministry, Maria Andreadaki-Vlazaki said on Sunday “the Ministry is in contact with …

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