Tag: Parthenon

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GCT celebrates World Photography Day

World Photography Day – a globally recognised celebration of photography and photographic history. In celebration of World Photography Day earlier this week, we remember some of the best shots and stories captured…

Xronia Polla to John Stamos who turns 57 today

Xronia Polla to John Stamos who turns 57 today

Greek American actor, musician, and heartthrob John Stamos was born on August 19, 1963, in California. His late father Bill was from Kakouri a mountainous village in Tripoli, mainland Greece and his…

The Acropolis Museum is turning 11

The Acropolis Museum is turning 11

Eleven years have passed since one of the world’s best museums of all time, the Acropolis Museum, first opened its doors. To mark this special occasion, the museum on Saturday 20th June,…

Museums in Greece

Museums in Greece cautiously reopen on Monday

Museums in Greece will reopen on Monday with strict measures in place. The Public National Health Organization (EODY) and the Ministry of Culture & Sports have collaborated extensively to ensure that a…

acropolis

Reopening of the Acropolis makes World News

Greece is once again the talk of global media outlets, this time not for the successful management of the coronavirus pandemic, but on the occasion of the reopening of the archaeological sites,…

Greece showcases some of archaeological sites that will reopen on May 18 (VIDEO) 4

Greece showcases some of archaeological sites that will reopen on May 18 (VIDEO)

«Λίγο ακόμα/ θα ιδούμε τις αμυγδαλιές ν΄ ανθίζουν/ τα μάρμαρα να λάμπουν στον ήλιο/ τη θάλασσα να κυματίζει/ Λίγο ακόμα/ Να σηκωθούμε λίγο ψηλότερα…» Γιώργος Σεφέρης A little more / we’ll see the…

Greece’s archaeological sites

Greece’s archaeological sites to reopen as lockdown eases

Greece’s archaeological sites are scheduled to reopen to the public with new visitor rules on May 18, Greek Culture Minister Lina Mendoni announced, GTP Headlines reported. Since March 13, as a precautionary…

acropolis

Acropolis upgrades to improve the visitor experience

The historical Acropolis in the Greek capital, is currently undergoing several safety improvements (with just a few delays), to enhance the visitor experience when the country’s archaeological site reopens within the coming…

Manolis Glezos

Greece bids farewell to WWII resistance hero, Manolis Glezos

The funeral of Manolis Glezos, Greek left-wing politician best known for his participation in the World War II resistance, was held on Wednesday with only immediate family in attendance. Glezos passed away…

Acropolis flag at half mask

Greek flag on the Acropolis at half mast

The Greek flag on the Acropolis is flying at half mast in honour of World War II resistance hero Manolis Glezos, who will be buried today. Glezos passed away on Monday aged…

March 25, Greek Independence Day

Commemorating March 25, Greek Independence Day

Each year on March 25, Greeks all over the world celebrate Greek Independence Day, which is a national holiday in Greece. Today marks the 199th anniversary of Greek Independence Day. This is…

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The Acropolis, the crowning jewel of the Greek capital

The Acropolis of Athens is the most striking architectural and artistic complex bequeathed by Greek Antiquity to the world. The magnificent temple on the Acropolis, the Parthenon, was built between 447 and 432…

PARTHENON SCULPTURES

Brexit a good time for Greece to ask for Parthenon Sculptures back

Often incorrectly called “Marbles” or even more counter-productively, the “Elgin Marbles”, the Parthenon Sculptures have been a hot topic of debate in the UK, with regular surveys conducted to ascertain public sentiment…