Lina Mendoni

Greece – Saudi Arabia Relations Strengthened By Cultural Partnership

Greek-Saudi relations are becoming even more tight-knit as the countries set the stage for a new cultural partnership on Thursday.

Greece Marks International Museum Day with Free Admission

Greece celebrates International Museum Day by offering free admission to all museums and archaeological sites throughout the country.

Greece Hits Back at Boris Johnson Over the Parthenon Marbles

Greece responded on Friday to Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson who ruled out the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Athens

Greece’s Former National Theater Director Arrested on Rape Charges

Former Greece’s National Theater artistic director Dimitris Lignadis is held in custody after a warrant for his arrest was issued on charges of serial rape

Greek Minister Calls for Official Investigation into Sexual Harassment Claims

Greek Culture Minister Mendoni called for an investigation into sexual harassment and abuse claims against the director of the Greek National Theater

Greek Culture Minister: Without Movies and Plays We Will Go Mad

Greece's Minister of Culture and Sports Lina Mendoni said that without theater and cinema "we will all be taken to the psychiatrist," explaining the reasons behind the policies the government will implement to protect the performing arts in the...

Striking New Parthenon Lighting to Be Unveiled on Wednesday

After a test run in early September, the all-new lighting for the Parthenon will be officially unveiled on Wednesday, September 30. Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, along with other European leaders, will attend the ceremony on the Acropolis on Wednesday...

Greece Denies Iconic Lion Gate of Mycenae Damaged After Wildfire

The Lion Gate, the iconic stone archway that serves as the main entrance of the citadel of Mycenae in the Peloponnese, has not been damaged by the wildfire that broke out on Sunday, and there is no damage to...

Greece's National Intangible Cultural Heritage Index Adds 16 New Elements

Greece's Ministry of Culture recently announced that 16 new elements will be incorporated into Greece's National Directory of Intangible Cultural Heritage for the first time since 2008. According to Culture Minister Lina Mendoni, "The 16 elements registered in the National...

Greece to Step Up Campaign for Return of Parthenon Marbles after Brexit

As the UK was officially leaving the European Union after 47 years of membership on Friday, Greek Culture Minister Lina Mendoni was declaring that Athens will step up its campaign for the return of the Parthenon Marbles from Britain. Speaking...