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Free Internet at Museums, Archaeological Sites in Greece

Access to high-speed internet at museums and archaeological sites in Greece will soon become a reality, thanks to a collaboration between the Greek Ministry of Culture and COSMOTE, the Greek telecommunications giant. This move will push the country firmly into...

Mushroom Museum of Meteora Wins Award for Virtual Reality Display

The unique Mushroom Museum of Meteora, part of the Greek town's Natural History Museum, took the bronze medal in the "Cultural" category in the 2020 Greek Lighting Awards. The museum's latest wing, developed along with the Greek company Interactive Light...

Greek Ministry of Culture Certifies Two Piraeus Bank Foundation Museums

The Greek Ministry of Culture certified two museums in the Piraeus Bank Foundation thematic museums network, the Rooftile & Brickworks Museum in Volos and the Environment Museum of Stymphalia in the region of Corinthia, on Monday. Lina Mendoni, Greek Minister...

Greece to Lend Artifacts to Foreign Museums for Up to 50 Years

The Greek Parliament is to vote on Thursday on a bill which paves the way for the lending of Greek ancient and modern artifacts to foreign museums for up to 50 years. The Ministry of Culture says the bill, which...

Archaeological Museum of Pella Receives Prestigious Award

The Archaeological Museum of Pella, in the northern Greek region of Macedonia, was recently given the coveted 2020 Traveler's Choice Award by the international travel website Tripadvisor. The award is given to businesses, attractions, and monuments which consistently receive...

Greece Organizes Nationwide Event for August Full Moon

Museums and archaeological sites all across Greece will welcome visitors on Monday night, August 3, to allow them to partake in watching the unique beauty of the August Full Moon. Known as both the Sturgeon Moon and Crescent Moon, the...

Greece Showcases Rich Cultural Heritage Once Again as Museums Reopen

Museums across Greece reopened on Monday after a three-month shutdown imposed by health authorities in the battle against against the coronavirus outbreak. The Public National Health Organization (EODY) and the Ministry of Culture and Sports have collaborated to ensure that...

Greece Re-Opens All Its Museums on Monday

Museums dotted around Greece are scheduled to reopen to the public on June 15, after almost three months of lockdown following the coronavirus pandemic. A distance of two meters between the visitors and air-conditioning, using open circulation, will be required,...

Greece Set to Reopen Archaeological Sites, Museums Soon

Greece is to gradually open its ancient cultural heritage starting on May 18, when visitors will again be free to marvel at the Acropolis, Delphi, Ancient Olympia and a host of other archaeological sites across the country. Museums are scheduled...

Greece Shuts Down Museums, Archaeological Sites Due to Coronavirus

The Greek Ministry of Culture announced on Friday that it is closing down the country's museums and archaeological sites -- at least until March 30 -- to help control the spread of coronavirus. In a statement, the Ministry said that...