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Greece’s Spinalonga on its Way to UNESCO World Heritage List

The Greek Culture Ministry has submitted a preliminary nomination file for the inscription of the island of Spinalonga, located in the gulf of Elounda, north-eastern Crete, on the World Heritage List of UNESCO.

The World Heritage List includes landmark areas and sites, selected by UNESCO for their historical, scientific, cultural or other form of significance.

Spinalonga is currently Crete’s second most popular archaeological site after the Palace of Knossos. Its well-preserved...

Calls for Minoan Civilization, Spinalonga to be Named UNESCO World Heritage Sites

On occasion of an UNESCO Committee Convention held in Heraklion, Crete, last weekend, Crete Region Prefect Stavros Arnaoutakis and Heraklion Mayor Vassilis Labrinos called for the inclusion of Minoan Civilization and Spinalonga island on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list.

Delegates from 18 countries gathered on Crete last weekend to discuss the inclusion of Minoan Civilization and the islet of Spinalonga – once a leper colony – on UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites list.

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UNESCO Adds 5 Greek Regions to Global Geopark Network (Two In Crete)

The United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO) has listed five regions in Greece, in its Global Geoparks networks program, presented recently.

Greece is now home to five of UNESCO’s global geoparks: the Petrified Forest on the island of Lesvos, the Vikos – Aoos National Park in Epirus, the Chelmos-Vouraikos National Park in the Peloponnese, the Psiloritis National Park on Crete, and the Sitia Nature Park on Crete.

The Global Geoparks initiative comes...