Greece
Calamos Supports GreeceCalamos Supports Greece

Culture Ministry

No Specific Proposal Made to British Museum on Parthenon Marbles, Says Greek Culture Ministry

No official or unofficial proposal has been made to the British Museum by the current leadership of the Culture ministry on the return of the Parthenon Marbles, the ministry said in a statement on Tuesday, responding to an article...

'Art Nouveau' Exhibition at Benaki Museum

The Culture Ministry in cooperation with Badisches Landesmuseum and the Benaki Museum are organizing an exhibition entitled "Art Nouveau" from the collections of the Badisches Landesmuseum of Karlsruhe, in Athens, from April 5 to May 21. The inauguration will...

Police Unveil Priceless Artifacts and Religious Icons From Antiquities Smuggling Ring Bust

On Monday, Greek police and the Culture Ministry presented numerous priceless ancient artifacts and religious icons confiscated during a major police operation last week. The operation resulted in the arrest of the members of two antiquities smuggling rings in...

Archaeologists at Despotiko's Apollo Sanctuary Uncover Mysteries of Archaic-era Greece

Excavations by archaeologists conducted over the last year have helped reveal the unusually large area covered by the archaic Sanctuary of Apollo on the uninhabited islet of Despotiko, west of Antiparos, the Culture Ministry announced on Thursday. Presenting the findings...

Archaeological Museum of Corinth to Reopen 2 Refurbished Halls

The Archaeological Museum of Ancient Corinth will reopen two of its halls which had been closed for refurbishment since 2012, the culture ministry announced on Wednesday, adding Minister Aristidis Baltas will inaugurate the rooms in a ceremony on July...

Greek Culture Minister Appoints New Athens Festival Director After Fabre Resignation

Director Vangelis Theodoropoulos has been appointed artistic director of the Athens and Epidaurus Festival following the sudden resignation of Belgian multidisciplinary artist Jan Fabre. Fabre resigned on Saturday after the uproar caused by his controversial works and his choice of...

Greece Will Not Further Pursue the Return of Parthenon Marbles

Culture Minister Aristides Baltas decided that Athens will no longer claim the return of the Parthenon sculptures from the British Museum in fear that Greece might lose the legal battle. Speaking to the parliamentary committee on educational issues, Baltas said,...

Tax Evasion Fraud in Archaeological Site of Knossos, Greece

A tax evasion scam was discovered by Finance Ministry inspectors who audited the souvenir shop at the Archaeological Site of Knossos on the island of Crete. The tax inspectors went to the souvenir shop of the well-known archaeological site after receiving...

Amphipolis Tomb Site at Risk of Being Buried Again

The Amphipolis tomb excavation site is in danger of being buried under the sand due to neglect and weather conditions, said Greek Deputy Minister of Culture Nikos Xydakis. The Amphipolis tomb discovery was one of the ten most important findings...

Greek Shipping Tycoon Offers to Pay Amal Clooney Fee for Parthenon Marbles' Return

An unnamed Greek shipping tycoon has offered to pay the fees of Amal Clooney and the law firm she works for, Doughty Street Chambers, in order to help repatriate the famous Parthenon Marbles from the British Museum. Last October, Amal Clooney, lawyer...