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Temple of Olympian Zeus in Athens Gets a Makeover

The Temple of Olympian Zeus in Athens is getting a makeover in what is seen as the single most difficult and important maintenance project in recent years in the Greek capital. The first 17-meter (55.7 foot) tall column at the...

Holy Cross Monument Vandalized Again on Lesvos

Police on the Aegean island of Lesvos are searching for the unknown assailants who once again vandalized the large Cross monument there on Tuesday evening. The huge white cross, which had been raised with funds sent by Greek-Australians, is located...

Restoration of Historic Bridge of Plaka in Epirus Almost Finished (Video)

The restoration of the historic bridge of Plaka, in northwestern Greece, which had collapsed due to heavy rain in 2015 is now almost finished. On Thursday, the last piece of rock was added by the reconstruction group that has been...

Athens Condemns Destruction of Greek Soldier's Monument in Albania

The Greek Foreign Ministry has expressed "horror and concern" over the destruction of a monument dedicated to early 20th-century Greek fighter Thymios Liolis in the village of Krania in southern Albania. According to the Foreign Ministry's announcement, issued on Tuesday...

Archaeologists Express Concerns Over Future of Hagia Sophia of Trabzon

The association of Greek archaeologists sent a letter recently to the Greek and Turkish ministries of culture as well as to the Greek branch of UNESCO regarding the state of the Hagia Sophia monument in Trabzon,Turkey. The archaeologists' letter focuses on...

Thessaloniki's Modiano Market To Be Completely Renovated

  The Central Council of Greece's Contemporary Monuments decided earlier this week to approve an architectural team's plan to renovate the historic Modiano Market in Thessaloniki. According to Morpho Papanikolaou, one of the architects who designed the project, the construction will take...

Vandals Deface Monument Honouring Refugees who Perished in the Aegean

A monument on Lesvos, bearing the names of some of the refugees who lost their lives trying to cross into Greece in 2012-2013, was vandalized by unknown individuals, who threw black paint on it. A local activist’s movement called “Movement...

Greek-Jews in Karditsa Unveil Monument to Thank Village That Hid Them From Nazis in WWII

Greek-Jews thanked the residents of the village of Amarantos in Karditsa on Sunday who protected them or their relatives from the Nazis during World War II, during the unveiling of a monument of "eternal gratitude and recognition" to commemorate...

Philippi's Strong Candidacy for UNESCO World Heritage Monuments List

Greece will travel to the 40th annual meeting of UNESCO World Heritage in Istanbul with a positive recommendation that will probably include the archaeological site of Philippi in the list of the World Heritage monuments. The meeting will take place...

Greeks and Armenians Protest Against Kemal Ataturk Monument in Sydney

Greeks and Armenians in Australia are reacting to the erection of a monument in honor of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk in Sydney's Hyde Park. Several Greek Diaspora, Pontic and Armenian organizations expressed their disagreement with the monument in a written statement addressed...