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Athens Open Air Film Festival kicks off for 7th year in June

Posted about 39 mins ago|Unique corners of Athens, archaeological sites, parks, squares, museums and even beaches are among the places enlisted and transformed into outdoor cinemas by the 7th Athens Open Air Film Festival, which returns this summer with 20 screenings between June and September.The film festival, organised in collaboration...
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Greek museums mark International Museums Day with free entrance and events

Posted about 46 mins ago|Entrance to all museums in Greece will be free of charge on Thursday (May 18) as they celebrate the International Museums Day, with several events planned for visitors. The theme chosen for 2017 is “Museums and contested histories: Saying the unspeakable in museums”.For the day, the Acropolis Museum will exhibit for...
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Eupalinos Tunnel, a masterpiece of ancient engineering opens to public

The Tunnel of Eupalinos, one of the most extraordinary monuments of craftmanship and construction (1,036 metres carved inside the mountain that towers over the town of Pythagorio on the island of Samos) will be very soon accessible.The Culture Ministry announced that the main part of the maintenance, restoration and promotion project of the...
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Greece-China cultural exchanges year opens on April 27

Posted about 27 mins ago|The official launch of the Greece-China cultural exchanges year will take place on Thursday, April 27 at the Byzantine and Christian Museum in Athens.The Culture Ministry said that the event will start at 17:00 in the presence of Culture Minister Lydia Koniordou and Chinese Minister and member of People’s Republic of C...
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‘Multicoloured and gilded’ – the ‘other side’ of ancient sculpture at the National Archaeological Museum

Posted about 49 mins ago|The National Archaeological Museum’s on Wednesday announced that the third presentation in its ‘Open Museum’ programme will be held on April 20 and will focus on the often vibrant colours and decorations that once adorned ancient statuary.The presentation is entitled “Multicoloured and Gilded: the world of statues d...
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Culture Minister visits National Museum of Contemporary Art ahead of documenta 14

Posted about 49 mins ago|Culture Minister Lydia Koniordou visited the National Museum of Contemporary Art on Thursday to discuss preparations to host the international modern art exhibition documenta 14.“It was a hope, desire and longing of the past decades to find a roof […] able to accommodate the work of contemporary artists,” she said.“But...
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National Archaeological Museum to hold ‘Open House’ tour on Saturday

Posted about 49 mins ago|The National Archaeological Museum in Athens, in collaboration with Open House Athens, is to participate in the ‘Open Tours’ action and invite the public to become acquainted with the history of the building where it is housed this coming Saturday, April 1.The event will be held from noon until 16:00 and aims to...
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Music and sculpture at National Archaeological Museum events on Monday

Posted about 10 mins ago|In a tribute to the “muses” that have inspired artists from antiquity up to the present day, the National Archaeological Museum in Athens is planning two separature events on sculpture and music that will take place at the museum on Monday evening.The first event starts at 18:00 in the museum atrium and is the fifth...
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