Ancient Greece

Museums nationwide reopen on Monday

Museums across the country will reopen on Monday after a three-month shutdown imposed by health authorities to halt the spread of the coronavirus.

A two-meter indoors and a 1.5-meter outdoors distance among all visitors will be observed for visitors alongside the mandatory use of protective face masks. The maximum number of for tour groups will be eight people.

Ministry wants building height limit of 21 meters around Acropolis

The height limit of buildings constructed in the vicinity of the Acropolis in central Athens should be reduced to no more than 21 meters, according to a recommendation submitted by the Environment Minister Kostis Hatzidakis to the Central Council of Urban Affairs and Disputes (KESYPOTHA), which convened on Thursday.

KAS rules in favor of demolishing Athens hotel's top floors

Following a marathon session on Wednesday, Greece's Central Archaeological Council (KAS), the country's top advisory body on the protection of antiquities, ruled in favor of the demolition of the top two floors of a hotel built in the central Athens district of Makriyianni, Kathimerini understands.

When French historians of ancient Greece conquered the world

Australians continue to study the celebrated funeral oration attributed to Pericles at school and at university. Often the French are surprised to learn this. For them, Australia is simply a distant land with fierce bushfires and very strange animals. Yet studying ancient Greece in Australia dates back to the arrival of Europeans two centuries ago.

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