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Twelve Countries Back Greece over Return of Parthenon Sculptures

A UNESCO committee has called for talks between Britain and Greece over the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Athens, with no less than 12 nations...

Greece Rejects Fur Farmers’ Bid to Join Cultural Heritage List

Greece's Ministry of Culture and Sports has rejected a proposal by the Greek fur industry to include its products in a list of unique...

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...

FM Kotzias Presents Draft Resolution for Journalists Safety in UN

Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Kotzias, submitted before the United Nations, along with other countries, a resolution aiming at protecting journalists. The resolution on...

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...

Tsipras: Turkey Should Stop Provocations Involving Aghia Sophia

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras commented on the Koran readings conducted within Aghia Sophia in Istanbul, urging Turkey to set aside such provocations and...

Greece Reacts to New Muslim Prayer, Koran Reading in Hagia Sophia

The Greek government reacted to Wednesday's reading of the Koran and Muslim prayer in Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, despite the strictly secular museum character...

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...

Greek Antiquities Among 3,500 Illegally Obtained Objects Confiscated

International authorities confiscated over 3,500 illegally obtained antiquities across Europe, including four objects of historical value in Greece. Under operation "Pandora" that took place across...

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...

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