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Parthenon Shines Under Full Moon — and New Lighting

After nine months of hard work and preparation, the first test of new lighting on the Acropolis finally illuminated the Parthenon on Wednesday night. The...

Shops in Monastiraki, Plaka, Acropolis Areas to Open on Sundays Per New Greek Decree

Per a decision that was announced to the public on Wednesday by Giorgos Dimopoulos, the deputy governor of the central part of Athens, the...

A Summer Day in Athens in the Midst of the Coronavirus Pandemic

The summer of 2020 is unlike any other summer in the whole world in many, many years. The coronavirus pandemic has changed everything, and...

The Calf Bearer: The Story Behind this Magnificent Ancient Greek Sculpture

This is the first known photograph of the magnificent statue of Moschophoros, also known in English as The Calf Bearer when was discovered on...

The Oldest Street in Athens and Europe

The oldest street in Athens, and the whole of Europe, is about 2,500 years old -- and is located in the Plaka neighborhood on...

Greece To Prohibit Tall Buildings Blocking View Of Acropolis

A government decree is expected to prohibit the construction of buildings over five stories tall in the area surrounding Athens’ world-renowned Acropolis. In a bid...
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Acropolis Reopens, Along With 200 Other Greek Archaeological Sites

A lone tourist was among the first to enter the archaeological site on the Acropolis on Monday, as authorities opened up more than 200...

Greece’s High Court Blocks Construction of Tall Buildings Near Acropolis

Greece’s Council of State issued two rulings that temporarily suspend the construction of buildings in central Athens that would obstruct the view of Acropolis...

Athens Acropolis Gets a Facelift

Greece has recently begun a major facelift on the Acropolis, the primary tourist site in Greece, by installing visitor lifts, lighting on the hill...

Acropolis Flag Flies at Half-Staff for Greek Resistance Hero Manolis Glezos

The Greek flag on the Acropolis is flying at half staff on Wednesday as a mark of respect for the day WWII resistance hero...

The Parthenon Has Had the Wrong Name for Centuries, New Theory Claims

An intriguing claim was recently published in the American Journal of Archaeology and the Dutch version of the National Geographic magazine in regard to...

Law Associations Establish National Committee to Reclaim Parthenon Sculptures

Presidents of all Bar Associations of Greece formed recently a National Committee to reclaim the Parthenon Sculptures, the Athens Bar Association said in an...

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