Useful information in Greece
Monuments at the Athens Acropolis will undergo a new series of restoration works until 2020 with a 5 million euros budget which will include works to the Parthenon’s western pediment, on the north wall of the ancient monument as well as to the Propylaea and the Erechtheion.
The International Council of Museums (ICOM) – Hellenic National Committee will honor the National Archaeological Museum in Athens Greece, on the occasion of International Museum Day 2016 on Wednesday, May 18.
A new digital, interactive multimedia museum that will be open to the public will be created in the area of the Academy of Plato. The purpose of the museum is to highlight the historical and archeological evidence of the Academy and to approach of the area of philosophy and ideas using the latest technologies.
On the occasion of its sixth birthday, the Acropolis Museum will commence a series of exhibitions from regional Greece so that exceptional archaeological finds in remote museums can be brought to Athens and presented to a large Greek and foreign audience.
18 May 2015 Athens International Museum Day. The theme: Museums for a sustainable society.
A great opportunity to have a tour to better know the city, is given through the free guided tours to archaeological sites and neighbourhoods of Athens. This favourite habit of the Athenians always had too many participations, and now starts again for the new year, from January to March.
After years of economic turmoil, Athens’s self-confidence and creativity are stirring again, with new restaurants, shops and a blossoming of local pride.
Greek government enlists Lebanese-born human rights lawyer to help secure repatriation of ancient statues from the UK.
A characteristic example of the International Style, the National Gallery building was designed by the architects Professors N. Moutsopoulos, Pavlos Mylonas and Dimitris Fatouros. (The first designer withdrew later). Founded in 1964, it was inaugurated in 1976.