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Greece to Submit Bid to UNESCO for ‘Exile Island’

Greece is preparing to submit an application to UNESCO to recognize the uninhabited island of Makronisos; an island where tens of thousands of political...
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Athens to Become UNESCO World Book Capital in April

  Athens is ready to begin this year with an exciting celebration having been designated World Book Capital, a title the city will hold from April...

UNESCO World Heritage Sites to Visit in Greece (Photos)

  Greece, as the cradle of the occidental civilization, has left a deep imprint in the history of the world not only with concepts and...

Rebetiko Music Inscribed on UNESCO’s 2017 Intangible Cultural Heritage List

Rebetiko, a century-old Greek musical idiom which has influenced musicians around the world, has been inscribed on UNESCO's 2017 "Representative List of the Intangible...

UNESCO: Every Person Must Visit these 18 Greek Monuments

UNESCO advises travellers to Greece to visit 18 monuments that are an absolute must as World Heritage Monuments. UNESCO has branded a total 1,073 sites...

Officials Initiate Application for Parnassos to Become Greece’s Sixth UNESCO Global Geopark

Following an initiation by regional officials, the National Park of Parnassos in Central Greece is in the first stages of having an application drafted...

Events Mark Addition of Ancient Philippi to UNESCO World Heritage List

A visit by Greek Culture Minister Lydia Koniordou and the unveiling of a plaque that informs visitors of Philippi's new status as a UNESCO...

UNESCO Adds Greek ‘Momoeria’ Custom to Cultural Heritage List (video)

Every year from December 25 to January 5 the village streets of Kozani, Greece light up with more than just christmas lights - they...

Athens Named World Book Capital for 2018 by UNESCO

In a statement released on Wednesday, Irina Bokova, UNESCO's director, announced that Athens is the World Book Capital for 2018. The honor of being named...

Ancient Philippi listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site

The Philippi archaeological site in Kavala is to be listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, in a unanimous decision announced on Friday at...

Samarias Gorge May be Struck Off UNESCO’s World Biosphere Reserves List

The gorge of Samaria is situated in the National park of Samaria, in the White Mountains in West Crete. It may be struck off UNESCO's...

Greek Red Cross Receives €240,000 for Unescorted Refugee Children

The Greek Red Cross on Thursday received 240,000 euros for unescorted refugee children, under the program "EUStaff4Refugees." The check was handed to the President of...

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