Former Leper Colony of Spinalonga, Crete to Get a Makeover
The former leper colony of Spinalonga just off the coast of Crete will be restored in order to create exhibition spaces, the Greek Culture Ministry announced. The restoration of the buildings of the Leprosy Hospital is part of the ministry’s...
Old Town of Corfu to Undergo Restoration
The Ministry of Culture and Sports announced this week that it aims to upgrade the cultural environment and the quality of life of the residents of the Old Town of Corfu through a new strategic plan. This goal will be...
Panagia Sumela Monastery Undergoes Restoration Work
Restoration work has been carried out in the historical Sumela Monastery to erase the names and love quotes on frescoes of unknown people who caused immense damage to the famous and historical frescoes of the monastery. The Holy Monastery of...
Greece’s Corinth Canal Closes Again Until Next Summer
Greek authorities announced that the first phase of the re-operation of the Corinth Canal ended on Tuesday, and the Canal has closed again until next summer, as originally planned. The second phase of restoration will resume following the catastrophic landslides...
Athens Acropolis Walls To Undergo Long Overdue Strategic Preservation
The Greek Ministry of Culture and Sports is putting forward a strategic plan for the restoration of the walls of the Acropolis of Athens.
The Best Kept Acropolis Secret is Inside the Sacred Rock
Best Kept Acropolis Secret is Below the Sacred Rock The Acropolis best kept secret is a chamber below the sacred rock in Athens
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...
Historical 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...
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...