Ministry of Culture

Rare Stolen Antiquity Returns to Greece

The Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports announced that an ancient marble engraved column of Attica style, likely a tombstone, was repatriated to Greece. The object was illegally exported from Greece and it was found at an auction of antiquities...

Greece Rejects Fur Farmers' Bid to Join Cultural Heritage List

Greece's Ministry of Culture and Sports has rejected a proposal by the Greek fur industry to include its products in a list of unique cultural phenomena. According to the Fur Free Alliance, the submission by the Hellenic Fur Federation was...

Ancient Site of Delphi Scaling Back Access on Tuesdays Due to Staff Shortages

The archaeological site of Delphi in central Greece will remain open on Tuesdays, but on a limited scale, the ministry of Culture announced on Monday. Faced with staff shortages, the ministry was considering shutting down the site and its museum...

Culture Ministry Fails to Include Amphipolis Monument in EU-Funded Program

Greece's Ministry of Culture is making an effort to correct the mistake of not including the Amphipolis tomb in the National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF) EU-funded program for 2014-2020. Culture Minister Lydia Koniordou explained that there was a misunderstanding regarding...

Attica Museums and Archaeological Sites Will be Open Over the Weekend, Workers Call Off Strike

Museums and archaeological sites in Attica will be open over the weekend, as the union of the Ministry of Culture employees (POE-YPPO) decided to call off a strike they had announced for Saturday and Sunday. The union reached the decision...

Workers in Greek Museums and Archaeological Sites Announce Strike for the Weekend

The federation of the Ministry of Culture employees (POE-YPPO) has announced a 48-hour strike for this weekend, and as a result museums and archaeological sites in Attica might be closed. Yiannis Mavrikopoulos, president of POE-YPPO told Kathimerini newspaper that "the...

Greek Culture Ministry Tables New Claim on Piraeus Port Privatization Project

Greece's Ministry of Culture is asking from the Ministry of Shipping to withdraw a building from the concession of Piraeus Port to China's Cosco, a Kathimerini report says. According to the newspaper, General Secretary of the Ministry of Culture Maria...

Culture Minister Takes Back Obstacles on Former Athens Airport Investment

Greece's Culture Minister Lydia Koniordou took back an obstacle she had put forth herself in the investment of the former Athens airport at Elliniko, claiming that three buildings are of cultural value and should be preserved. The Ministry of Culture...

Archaeologists Find Position of Greek Fleet in Battle of Salamis, 480 BC

Archaeologists have discovered the site where the Greek fleet gathered for the Battle of Salamis against the Persians (480 BC), after finding antiquities in the waters of Ampelakia Bay. A 20-member scientific team was involved in the underwater research that...

Greek, Danish Archaeologists Discover More of Ancient Corinth Port [video]

Archaeologists from the Greek Ministry of Culture and Sports in collaboration with the University of Copenhagen have discovered more impressive finds in Lechaion, Corinth. Greek and Danish archaeologists research the ancient port of Lechaion as they believe that in the...