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Archaeologists Blast Decision to Cement Sections of the Acropolis

Archaeologists have severely criticized the decision of the Ministry of Culture to cement several parts of the Acropolis archaeological site, stirring reactions on social media as well. Pictures of cemented Acropolis are circulating on social media and receiving negative comments. According...

Central Archaeological Council Clears the Way for Investment at Former Athens Airport Site

The Central Archaeological Council (KAS) on Wednesday removed the last obstacles to the re-issue of the joint ministerial decision which will pave the way for investment at the Ellinikon Metropolitan Park by Lamda Development. The decision of the Central Archaeological...

Greece to Restore Palace of Pella, the Birthplace of Alexander the Great

Greece's Central Archaeological Council (KAS) decided earlier this week to approve a study which aims to preserve, restore and put on display two buildings of the massive Royal Palace complex of Ancient Pella in Greece's Central Macedonia. This resolution comes...

Historic Decision Made to Rebuild Part of the Parthenon

The Greek Central Archaeological Council (KAS) decided on Wednesday that a part of the Parthenon, now in ruins on the Athens Acropolis, is to be rebuilt using mostly materials which are now lying on the ground. It is believed to be...

Greek Archaeological Council Derails Cosco’s Investment Plan for Piraeus

Greece's Central Archaeological Council (KAS) derailed the multi-million euro investment program of China’s Cosco Shipping consortium on Tuesday, ruling that some proposed projects at the port of Piraeus would affect archaeological sites. In a marathon discussion lasting until midnight, KAS, in a...

Investigation Underway Into Height Complaints For Buildings Near Acropolis

The Central Archaeological Council of Greece (KAS) has decided to investigate complaints on whether construction plans for two hotels south of the Acropolis hill violate height rules and obstruct views of the monument. After a unanimous decision on Tuesday, the members...

Greece Approves Real Madrid Request to Film on Acropolis

Greece's Central Archaeological Council (KAS) has unanimously approved a request submitted by Real Madrid TV to be granted permission to film on the Acropolis. The request sought permission to shoot three hours of film footage (between Tuesday and Wednesday), without...

280 Acres of Greece's Hellinikon Ruled Archaeological Site

Greece’s Central Archaeological Council (KAS) has ruled that a large part of Hellinikon airport area is a site of archaeological interest, and therefore it cannot be developed. During a lengthy meeting of KAS, members voted overwhelmingly by 15 votes to...

Split within SYRIZA over Hellinikon Investment Widens

Prominent politicians within SYRIZA are expressing serious concerns or outright opposition to the planned investment of Hellinikon, contradicting official government policy. Last week, Alexis Tsipras and SYRIZA have come out in favor of the stalled investment at the former airport...

SYRIZA Party 'Fully Supports the Hellinikon Investment'

The ruling SYRIZA party expressed its full support for the investment process at Hellinikon, at a meeting chaired by party leader Alexis Tsipras on Thursday. In an announcement, the party's political council expressed "SYRIZA's full support for the completion of...