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UNESCO Conference in Greece Delves Into Impact of Overtourism

November 17th was the 50th anniversary of the UNESCO World Heritage Convention. Marking the event is an international, two-day conference that started at Delphi, Greece. The forum is entitled “The Next 50—The future of World Heritage in challenging times enhancing...

Greece Nominates Mount Olympus as Natural World Heritage Site

Greece nominated Mount Olympus, the mythical residence of the Greek gods, as a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site.

The 18 UNESCO Heritage Monuments of Greece

Greece has 18 World Heritage Monuments in its territory according to UNESCO the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization. World Heritage Sites are designated by UNESCO for having cultural, historical, scientific or other forms of significance. The sites are...

Two Greek Regions Among Top 100 World Geological Heritage Monuments

The petrified forest of Lesvos and the volcanic caldera of Santorini are included in the list of the top 100 world geological heritage monuments. This was determined by the competent international committee, as it became known on Thursday, October...

The Tombs of the Kings in Paphos, Cyprus are Unique UNESCO Site

The Tombs of the Kings are part of a large necropolis lying about two kilometers north of Paphos Harbor at the westernmost point of the island of Cyprus. They were designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, along with Paphos...

Ancient Greek Derveni Papyrus: Europe’s Oldest Surviving Book

The Derveni papyrus, an ancient Greek papyrus roll from the era of Philip II of Macedon's reign—probably from the years between 340 and 320 B.C.—is considered Europe's oldest legible manuscript still in existence today. Its name derives from the site...

New UNESCO World Heritage Sites Include Greek Inscriptions in Saudi Arabia

Nine new sites, including Greek inscriptions on a cliff in Saudi Arabia, have now joined the list of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites.

The Greek Teacher Who Was Kidnapped by the Taliban

In October 2019 Greek teacher Thanasis Lerounis was kidnapped by the Taliban in a welfare center for the Kalash people in Pakistan

Must-See UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Greece

Due to its ancient history, it should not come as a surprise that Greece boasts a rich list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Rotunda in Thessaloniki: The Oldest Surviving Church in Greece

The Rotunda, built by Roman emperor Galerius in 306 AD, is the oldest of Thessaloniki's churches and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was built at the turning point between the pagan and Christian world, probably as a temple for...