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Greece’s Dry Stone Walling Art Included on UNESCO’s Heritage List

The art of dry stone walling, known as “xerolithia”, has been included on UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity list, joining the rebetiko or Greek blues genre, the centuries-old custom of the “Momoeria” held annually in the Kozani region, the Mediterranean Diet, the traditional harvesting and produce of mastic (masticha Chiou) on the island of Chios, and the marble mastery of Tinos.

The decision was announced last week during the 13th session of the UNESCO Intergovernmental...

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UNESCO Names Greece’s Rebetiko Song Heritage of Humanity

The rebetiko music genre – known as the Greek blues – has been included on UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity list, joining the centuries-old custom of the “Momoeria” held annually in the wider Kozani region, the Mediterranean Diet, the traditional harvesting and produce of mastic (masticha Chiou) on the island of Chios and the marble mastery of Tinos.

The decision was announced last week during the 12th session of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee for the...

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UNESCO: Every Person Must Visit these 18 Greek Monuments

UNESCO advises travellers to Greece to visit 18 monuments that are an absolute must as World Heritage Monuments.

UNESCO has branded a total 1,073 sites as World Heritage Monuments, and 18 of them are located in Greece:

The Acropolis: The Parthenon and the other buildings on the Athenian hill – known also as “the sacred rock” – are masterpieces of classical architecture. Completed in 5th Century BC, they are still influential in blending harmonic architecture with natural surroundings....

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Athens Named UNESCO World Book Capital for 2018

Athens, Greece, has been named “World Book Capital” for 2018 on the recommendation of the programme’s Advisory Committee, Irina Bokova, the Director-General of UNESCO, announced on Wednesday.

The city of Athens was chosen for the quality of its activities, supported by the entire book industry. The proposed activity programme includes meetings with writers, translators and illustrators, concerts, thematic exhibitions, poetry readings and workshops for publishing professionals. The...