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Historic destroyer VELOS, a floating museum, extensively damaged by bad weather

The historic Hellenic Navy destroyer “Velos”, which now operates as a floating museum and had been docked at the waterfront in Thessaloniki since 2019, has been extensively damaged and faced the risk of sinking due to gale force winds and very rough sea. The symbol for anti-dictatorship struggle AT Velos …

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Maria Callas Museum inaugurated in Athens

The Marcia Callas Museum was inaugurated in Athens on Wednesday, just a few weeks before the 100th birthday of the great Greek soprano. The idea of the museum was conceived 24 years ago. The collection was brought together through through auction purchases, donations from private collections and negotiations for display …

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Barack Obama, family tour the Acropolis, ask about the 6th Caryatid

Former US President Barack Obama and his family visited the Acropolis Museum and had an guided-tour in the Acropolis. Barack Obama, his wife Michelle and their daughters Malia and Sasha were given a private, nighttime tour of the Acropolis and its museum on Wednesday evening. Dressed casual and armed with …

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VELOS: Historic destroyer of the Greek Navy damaged by weather (picts)

The historic Hellenic Navy vessel “Velos” sustained significant damage on Tuesday during a storm that struck Thessaloniki in Northern Greece. The ship that has turned into a museum was anchored at Nea Paralia, where it was buffeted by violent northwesterly winds and waves that broke the ropes   holding the fenders …

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Faliron Necropolis findings exhibited at Archaeological Museum of Piraeus

“Faliron: Between Two Worlds”, an exhibition showcases some of the most important findings from the salvage excavation the Faliron Necropolis, in the Delta of Faliron Bay, south of Athens, was inaugurated at the Archaeological Museum of Piraeus the weekend. The salvage excavation on the site where the Stavros Niarchos Foundation …

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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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Ancient Agora Museum temporary closed after worker tested positive

The Museum of the Stoa of Attalos, in the archaeological site of the Ancient Agora in Athens, will remain closed for 14 days after a member of staff was tested positive for coronavirus. The Culture Ministry said that a member of the cleaning staff at the archaeological sites of the …

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First underwater archaeological museum inaugurated off Alonisos (video)

The first underwater museum in Greece was inaugurated off coast of the island of Alonisos, Sporades, on Saturday. Shipwreck Peristera is now the oldest marine archaeological site that can be visited. The inauguration ribbon was cut in the clear blue waters of the Aegean Sea at a depth of 25 …

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Tom Hanks in wax: Local artist honors the philhellene Hollywood star

A wax museum in the northern Greek city of Kavala plans to celebrate its reopening after the lifting of coronavirus restrictions next week with the unveiling of a wax sculpture of Hollywood star and honorary Greek Tom Hanks. The wax statue of Hanks will be the 31st exhibit to be …

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Night watchman arrested for stealing antiquities from Santorini Museum

Police has arrested a night watchman at the archaeological museum of Santorini for stealing antiquities. Together with an accomplice, the  watchman has been stealing antiquities from the Museum’s storage room for about one year. In a cooperation with the Ministry of Culture, police raided the man’s home on Saturday and …

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For one more time, Turkish authorities use Hagia Sophia as a mosque (video)

For one more time, Turkish authorities allowed Koran recitations and Ramadan prayers in Hagia Sophia Museum in Istanbul, challenging the religious sentiment of Greek Orthodox Christians around the world. The night prayers were broadcast live via the Turkish state broadcaster on June 21. It is the third attempt of such …

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Tax evasion: state ‘steals’ the state

That’s a true LOL story Made in Greece! The Culture Ministry has been systematically evading taxes for years or even decades or better say: state institutions have been depriving  the state from tax revenues. The incredible tax evasion was revealed at the museum of the the archaeological site of Knossos …

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