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New Tablet and Smartphone Apps for Greek Museums

The Greek Culture Ministry in cooperation with the Simon Fraser University’s Stavros Niarchos Foundation Centre for Hellenic Studies in Canada are launching new apps for smartphones and tablets that can be used by demanding audiences during their visit to museums and other...

Parthenon Might Have Served as Athens' Treasury

During the yearly meeting of the Classical Association of Canada, a team of researchers claimed that the attic of the millennia-old Greek temple of Parthenon might have been the ideal place for Athenians to hide their vast cash reserves around 434 BC. After all, nobody would...

Greece's Top 10 Archaeological Sites

Explore TripAdvisor's list of top ten historic sites and landmarks worth visiting in Greece, based on travelers' votes. Get your ticket, fasten your seatbelt and follow us on a quick but refreshing trip to Greece. Acropolis Acropolis is one of the most famous and...

Greece's Acropolis Museum Celebrates 6th Birthday

The Acropolis Museum in Athens, Greece, is becoming six years old today, June 20, and has already welcomed 8 million visitors from Greece and across the globe. The museum celebrates its birthday with a series of events. Since June 20, 2009,...

Acropolis of Athens Was Built to Withstand Earthquakes, Engineers Say

"This is an incredible construction, using ingenious solutions to insurmountable engineering and construction problems," said Professor of Civil Engineering Department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Kyriazis Pitilakis describing the Acropolis and the Parthenon. The question of how the Acropolis structures and...

Controversial Der Spiegel Cover Depicts Merkel and Nazis in Acropolis

The latest issue of German magazine Der Spiegel features a controversial cover juxtaposing Chancellor Angela Merkel with a group of Nazi officers standing in front of the Parthenon in an old black and white picture taken during Germany's occupation...

Association for the Reunification of the Parthenon Sculptures: Marbles Will Return to Greece

Chairman of the International Association for the Reunification of the Parthenon Sculptures, David Hill, during an interview with the Greek service of the Australian SBS state radio network, expressed his belief that the Parthenon marbles -- now on display...

‘Two Faces of January’ Cast and Crew Talk Filming in Greece

With the recent release of the crime-thriller "Two Faces of January," the cast and crew are opening up about location shooting, which spanned from Greece to Turkey. In a featurette released by Studio Canal, stars Kirsten Dunst, Viggo Mortensen and...

Robin Williams: “Greek History is Something All Mankind Must Bow to”

Robin Williams, during an interview with the Greek newspaper Proto Thema in December 2011, had expressed his admiration for Greece. Williams said that he had come to Greece and visited almost all the islands with a boat. Commenting on the beauty of the...

August Full Moon in Greece: Complete List of Special Events

The magical August full moon will be celebrated across Greece with many museums and Greek archaeological sites staying open until midnight and presenting various events free of charge on August 10. For the fourth consecutive year, the August full moon events offer great opportunity...