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Rebetiko Included on UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage List

Rebetiko has been inscribed on UNESCO's "Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity."

Greece Offers Restoration Expertise to Lebanon for Monuments Destroyed in Explosion

  The Culture and Sports Ministry of Greece has offered Lebanon help with the necessary restoration work in museums and monuments in their capital city of Beirut following last week's deadly explosion at the port, according to a statement released...

Greek Poet Katerina Anghelaki-Rooke Dies at 81

Popular Greek poet Katerina Anghelaki-Rooke passed away on Tuesday at the age of 81. Greece's Minister of Culture Lina Mendoni expressed her condolences to the family of the poet soon after the news of her death became known. Anghelaki-Rooke, a goddaughter...

Free Entrance to Archaeological Sites and Museums in Celebration of August full moon

Entrance to archaeological sites and museums will be free throughout Greece to the public on the evening of Sunday, August 26 in celebration of the full moon. From August 24 through 27, 95 sites will also be holding free concerts,...

Lamda Development Sees New Obstacles in Hellenikon Investment

Greek property developer Lamda said on Friday that new obstacles had appeared in its plans to develop the vacant Hellenikon airport site; one of the largest projects on the country's privatization agenda. Lamda Development is referring to the Culture ministry declaring a...

Greek Culture Ministry to Claim Two Stolen Antiquities up for Sale in London

Greece will claim two stolen ancient Greek antiquities that surfaced in London and were put up for sale at the Frieze Masters gallery, the Greek Culture Ministry announced on Thursday. According to a press release, the claim concerns two marble...

German Citizen Returns Ancient Olympia Marble Fragment to Greece

A chunk of a stone gutter from the birthplace of the ancient Olympic Games, which was illegally taken from Greece some 80 years ago, has been voluntarily returned by a German citizen. Greece's Culture Ministry said that the 75-centimeter-long ancient...

'Tablet Levy' Now Applies to Smartphones According to New Law Passed

On Monday, Margaritis Schinas, a European Commission spokesman said that Brussels is investigating if a specific third-party levy the government continues to impose on computers and tablets with a RAM memory that exceeds 4 GB complies with the outline...

European Commission Examining Third-Party Levies on Computers and Tablets in Greece

The bailout agreement in Greece declares that all third-party levies in the country will be reduced until finally abolished completely leading the European Commission to begin looking into the 2 percent levy the government continues to impose on computers and tablets...

Archaeological Sites and Museums Start Summer Hours of Operation

It might not have been noticed by many, but over the last weekend, Greece's archaeological sites and museums started their summer seasonal hours of operation. However, the revised opening hours were not clearly coordinated and left many confused. The Culture Ministry...