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UNESCO Representative on Spinalonga to Review Adding it to World Heritage List

Τeresa Colletta, an architect, and representative of UNESCO visited recently the islet of Spinalonga on Crete to review the application to add the historic...

Crete’s Minoan Treasures Are Still in UNESCO Limbo

By Phil Butler* It has been called “Europe’s oldest city.” The Palace at Knossos on Crete was the center of European culture from before 2800...

Greece Seeks UNESCO Heritage Status for Spinalonga Islet (video)

Greece's Culture ministry submitted a nomination to UNESCO on Tuesday asking them to declare Crete’s Spinalonga islet, with its impressive sixteenth-century Venetian fortress, a new...

Byzantine Monuments To Be Protected by New Global Charter

An agreement called "The Charter for the Protection of the Byzantine Heritage Monuments" was unanimously ratified this weekend after a three-day meeting held in the city...

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...

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