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MEPs Call on Boris Johnson to Return Parthenon Marbles to Greece

Members of the European Parliament from twelve EU member states have called on UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson to return the Parthenon Marbles, currently housed in the British Museum, to Greece. The representatives from countries across the EU, including Greece,...

Acropolis to Become Entirely Accessible to Disabled For First Time

For the first time in its long history, stretching back into Greek antiquity, the buildings atop the Acropolis, Athens' "Holy Mountain," will become completely accessible to the disabled and those with other mobility and health issues. Although there has been...

Greece Unveils Spectacular New Lighting for the Acropolis

The new lighting of the Acropolis was unveiled on Wednesday in the presence of the President of the Hellenic Republic, Katerina Sakellaropoulou, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Culture Minister Lina Mendoni and the president of the Onassis Foundation, Antonis Papadimitriou. 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...

Parthenon Shines Under Full Moon — and New Lighting

After nine months of hard work and preparation, the first test of new lighting on the Acropolis finally illuminated the Parthenon on Wednesday night. The breathtaking sight of the full moon above the iconic monument only added an air of...

Melina Mercouri Mural Welcomes Public to Greek Street Art Festival

A striking mural of iconic Greek actress Melina Mercouri, famous for both her career on the big screen as well as her life of activism, has kicked off ArtWalk's Fifth International Street Arts Festival in Patras. The impressive graffiti piece...