Lina Mendoni

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...

Athens' National Archaeological Museum to Undergo Major Overhaul

Plans for a major overhaul of Greece's acclaimed National Archaeological Museum are entering the "final stretch" in 2020, Culture Minister Lina Mendoni revealed at a recent event held at the Museum in Athens. According to a Ministry announcement, Mendoni declared...

Greece Aims to Open the Amphipolis Tomb to Visitors by 2022

The Greek government intends to bring forward the deadlines for completing work on the Kasta Hill Tomb in Amphipolis, Serres so that the site can have visitors from early 2022 on, Culture Minister Lina Mendoni announced on Saturday. During a...

Greek Ministry of Culture in Legal Dispute over Return of 8th Century BC Antiquity

Greek Minister of Culture and Sports Lina Mendoni met on Monday with a New York City assistant prosecutor over the repatriation of an 8th century BC bronze statuette which was illegally exported from Greek territory. The Greek minister met with...