Central Archaeological Council

Restoration planned for ancient Fyli fortress on Mount Parnitha

The Ministry of Culture is taking immediate measures to repair and support critical structural parts of the ancient Fyli Fortress on Mount Parnitha after the Central Archaeological Council (KAS) approved the architectural study for the restoration of the South Gate, the East Central Gate and two towers on either side.

Private guided tours of the Acropolis to start next year

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.

Revised entrance fees and categories for archaeological sites and museums

The Central Archaeological Council (KAS) has unanimously approved revised entrance fees for archaeological sites and museums in Greece. The adjustments involve an increase in prices, the elimination of unified tickets for multiple sites, and a reduction in ticket categories to five levels.

Mayor-elect insists on reopening central Vasilissis Olgas Avenue

The campaign pledge by newly elected Athens mayor Haris Doukas to reopen the closed-to-traffic Vasilissis Olgas Avenue has triggered a public debate, with Culture Minister Lina Mendoni asserting her opposition, saying antiquities have been found there and therefore asphalt cannot be laid. 

Doukas takes over as Athens mayor from defeated incumbent Kostas Bakoyannis on January 1.

Effort to save Athens’ oldest Byzantine church

For the first time in 40 years, efforts are under way to restore and promote the Holy Church of Agios Nicholas Rangavas, Athens' oldest Byzantine church.

The Culture Ministry has approved funding for restoration studies aimed at preserving the 11th-century church, once part of the Rangavas family palace at the foot of the Acropolis in the Plaka neighborhood.