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UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Explore the treasures

During your stay in Greece explore the treasures made by man and nature over the centuries. Discover 18 unique monuments and sites. Read more...

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Popular Destinations
Argosaronic Islands

Aegina, Spetses, Hydra and Poros Islands invite you to explore their natural beauty and historic past. Take a short trip near Athens this autumn. Let’s go…

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Top 10 Greece
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Here is a collection of our TOP 10 leaflets to assist your travel journey. Hold on to our travel tips and don't miss a thing while in Greece! Download here...

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Greek Dishes
A Tasty Feast

Let us introduce you to delicious treats that will tickle your taste buds. Here are ten of our favourite and most popular Greek dishes. Are you in for it?

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World Book Capital
Athens 2018

Residents and visitors are invited to this cultural experience aimed at promoting the love for books through a wide range of events, artworks, workshops, walks and more. Let’s discover them…

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Monuments and Museums
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Are you planning on visiting the Acropolis, Knossos, Ancient Messene or any other archaeological site or museum in Greece? Book your tickets...

Upcoming events
  • Tweed Run 2018 on Spetses Island

    Tweed Run 2018 on Spetses Island

    An air of nostalgia will waft through the island of Spetses this autumn as the Tweed Run returns for a fifth year, from the 19th to 21st of October 2018.

  • Photographs by Joan Leigh Fermor at the Benaki Museum

    Photographs by Joan Leigh Fermor at the Benaki Museum

    Visitors to Athens will be able to admire a rare collection of photographs by the equally talented wife of writer Patrick Leigh Fermor, Joan, at the latest Benaki Museum exhibition titled “Photographs of Joan Leigh Fermor: Artist and Lover” that runs until 21 October 2018.

  • Andros on Foot Festival

    Andros on Foot Festival

    Andros on Foot Festival, a celebration and exploration of the unique landscape and culture of Andros on foot, takes places from 6 to 28 October 2018 on Andros Island.

  • Forms & Contradictions by Sophia Vari at SNFCC

    Forms & Contradictions by Sophia Vari at SNFCC

    After numerous exhibitions around the world, sculptor Sophia Vari, returns to her roots in Greece with the exhibition Forms and Contradictions. Sixteen monumental, black and white sculptures populate the Agora and converse with the SNFCC building and the Greek light.

  • Athens Print Festival 2018

    Athens Print Festival 2018

    The Athens Print Fest/Fourth Edition - NOSTOS, the 4th Edition of the International Festival of Printmaking, is being organized by the Greek Printmakers’ Association (ΕΕΧ) in October 2018.

  • Jenufa at the National Greek Opera

    Jenufa at the National Greek Opera

    The Greek National Opera launches the 2018/19 season with Leoš Janáček’s Jenůfa, one of the most important masterpieces of the 20th century, that will be presented for the first time ever in Greece, on October 14th, conducted by Lukas Karytinos and directed by Nicola Raab.

  • Kouros from life

    Kouros from life

    With her new series of paintings, Alexandra Michali attempts to capture aspects of Greek art from the treasures of the National Archaeological Museum through a contemporary lens.(5 September - 4 November 2018).

  • 59th Thessaloniki International Film Festival

    59th Thessaloniki International Film Festival

    The 59th Thessaloniki International Film Festival will be held November 1 - 11, 2018, inviting the audience to discover innovative filmmakers, new sections, engaging tributes, the best films of independent cinema, the majority of the annual Greek film production, new initiatives in the festival’s Agora Industry and parallel events.

  • The Messenger by Sam Jinks at the Benaki Museum

    The Messenger by Sam Jinks at the Benaki Museum

    The Australia’s Hellenic Museum in cooperation with the Benaki Museum present the exhibition of the Australian sculptor Sam Jinks, entitled The Messenger (10 October to 11 November 2018).

  • Athens Marathon, The Authentic 2018

    Athens Marathon, The Authentic 2018

    The Athens Classic Marathon, Greece’s major sports event that follows the original course from the Marathon to Athens’s Panathenaic Stadium, where the first modern Olympics were held, is gearing up to once again welcome a record breaking number of runners from all over the world this November.

  • In Paper’s Night at the Benaki Museum

    In Paper’s Night at the Benaki Museum

    The Benaki Museum presents the exhibition, entitled “In Paper’s Night: Known and Unknown Drawings by Nikos Houliaras”, curated by art historian Elizabeth Plessa (Tuesday 18 September - 24 November 2018).

  • 9th Biennale of Young Greek Architects

    9th Biennale of Young Greek Architects

    The Hellenic Institute of Architecture, in the context of its activities for the promotion of contemporary Greek architecture, organizes the exhibition of the 9th Biennale of Young Greek Architects. The opening will be held on Wednesday, the 26th of September at 8:00 pm and the exhibition will remain open to the public until the 25th of November.

  • Hadrian and Athens at the National Archaeological Museum

    Hadrian and Athens at the National Archaeological Museum

    The National Archaeological Museum, in collaboration with the Italian Archaeological School in Athens, is hosting the temporary exhibition "Hadrian and Athens, Conversing with an Ideal World" that runs until late November 2018 marking 1.900 years since the beginning of Hadrian’s reign in 117 AD.

  • Two new art exhibitions at Athens International Airport

    Two new art exhibitions at Athens International Airport

    Athens International Airport (AIA) continues its long and successful collaboration with the Benaki Museum in Athens by hosting two great art exhibitions that opened their doors to airport passengers and visitors in early summer this year and will be on display until 31 December 2018.

  • New Horizons in Painting at the Frissiras Museum

    New Horizons in Painting at the Frissiras Museum

    Frissiras Museum, while completing the “New Horizons” trilogy (July-December 2018), outlining a spectrum of contemporary art suggestions, and is presenting exceptional artists from its collections.

  • Athens Multimation 2018

    Athens Multimation 2018

    Athens Multimation is a new polymorphous festival for the utopias, mythologies and realities of Athens, that is organized from 11 September to 31 December 2018.

  • Yannis Moralis Exhibition at the Benaki Museum

    Yannis Moralis Exhibition at the Benaki Museum

    Retrospective exhibition of the great Greek painter Yannis Moralis is presented at the Benaki Museum from 20 September 2018 to 5 January 2019.

  • The Tomb of Christ exhibition at the Byzantine & Christian Museum

    The Tomb of Christ exhibition at the Byzantine & Christian Museum

    The Byzantine and Christian Museum is hosting the temporary digital exhibition of advanced technology "The Tomb of Christ: the Monument and the Project" that runs until late January 2019 presenting the Greek-led preservation and restoration of Jesus’s tomb at the Church of the Resurrection in Jerusalem.

  • From the forbidden city: imperial apartments of Qianlong

    From the forbidden city: imperial apartments of Qianlong

    Acropolis Museum’s temporary exhibition “from the forbidden city: imperial apartments of Qianlong” is a rare exhibition on China's Emperor Qianlong (1711-1799), with a first time presentation to the public of remarkable artifacts representing over 100 years of Chinese culture of the 18th century. (15 September - 14 February 2019).

  • Countless aspects of Beauty at the National Archaeological Museum

    Countless aspects of Beauty at the National Archaeological Museum

    The National Archaeological Museum (NAM) presents “The Countless Aspects of Beauty“, a new temporary exhibition which opened its doors in late May 2018 and runs until spring 2019, showcasing the constant search for and the aesthetic depiction of beauty in manmade creations since antiquity.

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