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Listed Buildings in Greece in Danger of Collapse as Owners Left in Limbo

A perennial concoction of legislative omissions, bureaucratic limitations, heavy taxation, and lack of financial state support is the reason why hundreds of historical listed buildings in Greece have been falling into disrepair and decay, private owners complain. The situation has...

Operation Olive Tree: Greece Saves Centuries-Old Trees from Destruction

More than 500 olive trees, some of which are centuries-old, have been saved so far by the almost unknown efforts of ERGOSE. ERGOSE is a subsidiary company of TRAINOSE, the Greek Railway Operator, and its role is to construct and...

Greece Restores Historic Home of Pavlos Melas, Heroic Officer of Macedonia

After the renovations which commenced in August of 2019 have finally been completed, the historic home of officer Pavlos Melas has now been fully restored, and a celebration of the restoration is scheduled for Wednesday, October 13th, the 116th...

Acropolis of Athens Gets a Facelift with Restoration Project

Greece has recently begun a major facelift on the Acropolis, the primary tourist site in Greece, by installing visitor lifts, lighting on the hill and removing unnecessary parts of the scaffolding obscuring the Parthenon from public view. On Tuesday, Culture...

Greek and Turkish Cypriots Begin Restoration of Historic Monastery

Greek and Turkish Cypriots have begun the restoration of the historic monastery of Saint Panteleimon in Myrtou, in the Turkish-occupied northern part of Cyprus. The local Turkish authorities decided to restore the monastery following an irrational act of vandalism in...

Restoring The Parthenon: Impressive Scenes From The Symbol of Western Civilization

The restoration of the Parthenon, the global symbol of Western Democracy and civilization as well as Greece's most famous monument is not something new. It dates decades back, from the very beginning of the newly established Greek state in...

Culture Min Visits Bayed Mosque Damaged by Fire, Says Restorations will Start ASAP

Culture Minister Lydia Koniordou visited on Sunday the ruins of the Bayezid Mosque in Didimotycho, which was destroyed by a blaze on March 22, and said restoration of the 14th century building will start as soon as possible. “I came...

Restored Fethiye Mosque in Athens to Open to Visitors in November

The Ottoman-era's Fethiye Mosque (Fethiye Camii) located in the middle of the Roman Agora in central Athens will open to tourists and visitors by November at the latest, after going through extensive restoration, the Athens Ephorate of Antiquities told...

Restoration Phase A of Apostle Andreas Monastery Near Completion

The monastery of Apostle Andreas, in the Turkish occupied Karpass peninsula, will be delivered to the pilgrims next month. Greek-Cypriot co-chairman of the Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage, Takis Hadzidemetriou told CNA last Monday that the first phase of the...