Ancient Greece

Acropolis makeover stirs Greek antiquity row

Controversy has engulfed an ambitious restoration project on the Acropolis, with critics accusing the Greek government of spoiling the country's priceless heritage.

Most of the fire has been directed at a new concrete walkway unveiled in December, which main opposition leader Alexis Tsipras said constitutes "abuse" of Greece's most vaunted archaeological site.

Greece welcomes 2021, says goodbye to a turbulent year

Fireworks explode over the ancient Parthenon temple atop the Acropolis hill during New Year's day celebrations, amid the coronavirus disease pandemic in Athens, January 1. With vaccinations against Covid-19 having begun, Greece and the world looks ahead to 2021 with hope after a turbulent year. [Reuters]