Greek literary figure Giorgos Katsimbalis and British novelist Lawrence Durrell photographed at the Parthenon in 1962. Photo by Dimitris Papadimos

By Margarita Pournara (Kathimerini)

Greece’s Culture and Tourism Ministry last month said it would slash the cost of permits for filming and photographic shoots at more than 100 of the country’s ancient monuments, including the world-famous Parthenon in Athens.

Some foreign reports reacted to the news by saying the Greek government was putting the Parthenon under the hammer. Culture Minister Pavlos Geroulanos tweeted that speculation that the sites would be “rented out” was totally unfounded.

Full article in Kathimerini