Tag: cultural heritage

hagia sophia

Grief and dismay as Hagia Sophia reopens as a mosque

Despite international condemnation, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan led the first Muslim prayer in Hagia Sophia in 86 years on Friday. Thousands of people attended the first prayer in and around Hagia Sophia. The…

Statue of Kolokotronis vandalised in central Greece 4

Statue of Kolokotronis vandalised in central Greece

One of Greece’s most revered heroes, Theodoros Kolokotronis, had a statue in his honour vandalised in the central Greek town of Ramovouni, in the municipality of Oichalia. According to Eleftheria Online, the…

acropolis

Hotel blocking view to Acropolis must knock down top floors

Greece’s Central Archaeological Council (KAS), responsible for the protection of the country’s cultural heritage, announced that the owner of a hotel constructed and operating in the historic centre of Athens blocking the…

Kyriakos Mitsotakis

Greek PM to make presentation at UN Special Climate Conference

Greece’s Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will make a presentation today, Monday, at the UN Special Climate Conference concerning the risks posed by climate change to world cultural heritage, at the level of…

First “Green School” in Greece to open on the island of Skyros 8

First “Green School” in Greece to open on the island of Skyros

Skyros High School aims to be the first “green school” to meet the international environmental standards, defined by the “Green Destinations” programme with it’s energy upgrade plans which includes renewable energy sources,…

Prime Minister launches Thessaloniki Metro first station 10

Prime Minister launches Thessaloniki Metro first station

Greece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras launched the first completed section of the now 95% completed metro train network of Thessaloniki on Saturday. During his address at the completed station at ‘Sintrivani-Ekthesi’ Tsipras…

Police arrest 55 year old over 693 ancient coins 13

Police arrest 55 year old over 693 ancient coins

Greek police have arrested a 55 year old man in Larissa over the illegal possession of 693 ancient coins and other related artefacts. Police from Ioannina had conducted the coordinated operation which…

Greek FM attends Forum of Ancient Civilisations 15

Greek FM attends Forum of Ancient Civilisations

Greece’s Foreign Minister Nikos Kotsias attended the meeting of the Forum of Ancient Civilisations in New York after completing his meetings in the framework of the 73rd Session of the UN General…