Greece to receive €4,5 million for World Heritage sites

Ancient Greek theatre in Delos, Greece
Ancient Greek theatre in Delos, Greece Image: Bernard Gagnon (wiki)

The European Union is to contribute 4,5 million euros in funding to help restore two of Greece’s World Heritage sites: The island of Delos and the church at the Daphni Monastery.

Island of Delos (wiki)
The island of Delos will receive to “restore antiquities and the museum complex, create visitor walkways, and produce information brochures“. Delos near the centre of the Cyclades archipelago, is one of the most important mythological, historical, and archaeological sites in Greece. The excavations in the island are among the most extensive in the Mediterranean.

Daphni Monastery (wiki)
The Daphni Monastery will receive funding to “strip later additions, restore the surrounding area, prepare information brochures and hold a one-day conference to present the project“. The Daphni is an eleventh-century monastery eleven kilometers northwest of Athens. It is famed as a masterpiece of middle Byzantine architecture and gained it’s UNESCO World Heritage status.

Read the full article at Greek City Times.

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