21.12.2023 / 21:10

Greece will offer visitors the opportunity to have a private, two-hour guided tour of the famous Acropolis Hill – with nobody else around – for 5,000 euros, following a unanimous decision by the country’s top advisory body on the protection of antiquities, the Central Archaeological Council (KAS), on Wednesday.

30.11.2023 / 09:20

“I am baffled, as are most people,” a leading member of the British Museum’s Board of Trustees told Kathimerini in confidence a day after the the country’s prime minister, Rishi Sunak, abruptly canceled a meeting with Greek Premier Kyriakos Mitsotakis, a decision prompted by the ongoing controversy over the 2,500-year-old Parthenon Sculptures that cast a […]

29.11.2023 / 11:26

The diplomatic spat between Rishi Sunak and Kyriakos Mitsotakis, triggered by the UK prime minister’s abrupt cancellation of a scheduled London meeting with his Greek counterpart after the latter restated Greece’s claim to the Parthenon sculptures housed in London, is not anticipated to impact the ongoing negotiations for a potential deal on the artifacts, according to British Museum officials who spoke to Kathimerini.

08.10.2023 / 17:11

Sanitation and waste management should go without saying in a modern European city; likewise aesthetically pleasing outdoor public spaces like squares, bridges and streets.

10.07.2023 / 08:18

A pine tree will elegantly penetrate the roof, providing ample shade, while visitors will have the pleasure of leisurely exploring the spacious interior adorned with a distinctive floor and ceramic walls, where they can choose their souvenirs after taking in the Acropolis. Young visitors, too, will have their own dedicated space within the establishment.

22.06.2023 / 10:36

Barack Obama, his wife Michelle and their daughters Malia and Sasha were given a private, nighttime tour of the Acropolis and its museum on Wednesday night, as the former US president visits Greece for an event of the Obama Foundation Leaders program.

17.03.2023 / 12:40

The Central Archaeological Council is on the cusp of completing the candidacy file for the inclusion of Crete’s Minoan-era ancient palaces of Zakros, Knossos, Phaistos, Malia, Zominthos and Kydonia in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

07.02.2023 / 19:32

Iordanis Dimakopoulos is an architect and erstwhile director of restoration of ancient monuments at the Greek Ministry of Culture, where, among others, he worked on the site of the Royal Tombs of Vergina in northern Greece. He is also the author of the book “Kelyfi Prostasias en Eidei Tymvou” (1993), in […]

09.01.2023 / 08:36

Last week, there were several stories in some British and American media implying that an agreement over cultural exchanges between Greece and the United Kingdom is imminent and that it would involve the loan of part of the Parthenon Sculptures held in the British Museum.

13.09.2022 / 08:07

Commentators, politicians and experts on opposite sides of the debate concerning an agreement reached by the Greek Culture Ministry for the eventual return from the US of 161 Cycladic artifacts, at least agree on one point: that the procedure is unprecedented.

23.06.2022 / 15:00

The Acropolis Hill in Athens, an ancient citadel located on a rock above the city and one of the country’s most visited ancient sites, will get a new, high-tech security system for real-time monitoring of the area, after the country’s top archaeological body approved the replacement of the existing, old network of cameras.