Ministry of Culture

"All of Greece, One Culture" Will Begin to Celebrate Greece's Heritage

The purpose of the program is to celebrate Greek culture, with performances incorporating both the country's ancient heritage and combining it with a more modern creative spin. The event is planned to start on Friday, July 18, starting with Georgian...

Hundreds of Outdoor Cultural Events Scheduled Across Greece this Summer

Greece's Ministry of Culture announced on Monday a series of 251 events and performances at 111 archaeological sites and museums across the country to celebrate ancient and modern Greek culture. All events in the program "All of Greece, One Culture"...

Ruins of Thriving Minoan Settlement Discovered on Crete

Greece's Ministry of Culture issued a statement on Friday, informing the public about the important results of a recent archaeological excavation conducted on Crete. The most recent dig was were undertaken on the tiny islet of Chrysi (Gold) off the...

Ancient Shipwrecks Off Greek Island of Evitha Yield Treasure Trove of Discoveries

The first underwater archaeological research period of the Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities off the island of Levitha has yielded some important discoveries, according to the  Ministry of Culture and Sports. The research was conducted from June 15 to 29, 2019,...

Major Archaeological Discoveries Made in Neolithic Site in Central Greece

Greece's Ministry of Culture issued a statement on Friday afternoon, regarding recent discoveries in a neolithic settlement that is located in Phthiotis region and dates back to 6,000 - 5,800 BC. The settlement, known to archaeologists as Koutroulou Magoula, from...

Delos Island to Become an Open Archaeological Museum

Extensive restoration and preservation works are in progress on the archaeological sites of Delos island, with the Greek Ministry of Culture aiming to make the area an open archaeological museum. The restoration project aims at the consolidation of all monuments...

Acropolis Obscured: Greeks Angry at Construction Near the "Holy Rock"

Two new buildings under construction near the Acropolis have caused a public outrage because their height has already blocked some views of the ancient Greek monument. The two ten-story hotels under construction are near the Acropolis Museum in the Koukaki neighborhood....

Greek Municipalities Sue Over Privatization of Archaeological Sites

Five Greek municipalities and the Hellenic Archaeologists Association have appealed to the Greek Council of State, the country's highest administrative court, calling for the abolition of the ministerial decisions that will allow ownership of national historical monuments to be...

Greek Museums and Archaeological Sites Closed on Thursday Due to Strike

Museums and archaeological sites are closed on Thursday as Culture Ministry staff went on a 24-hour strike in protest that monuments are to be included in Greece's privatization fund, the Hellenic Corporation of Assets and Participations S.A.. The privatization fund...

Greek Archaeologists Claim Government Plans Selling Historical Sites

The Greek Ministry of Culture dismissed on Thursday allegations by archaeologists that a series of archaeological sites are to be privatized. In a statement it said that properties of archaeological interest are not for sale. "Our cultural heritage cannot be traded,"...