The Ministry of Culture and Sports manages Greece’s vast cultural heritage. This includes the country’s archaeological sites and modern (post-1830) monuments, museums, movable and immovable cultural assets, underwater monuments, cultural buildings and historic sites (Law 3028/2002).
The Ministry of Culture and Sports issues filming permits (for cinematic and other audio-visual productions) for archaeological sites, monuments and historical sites for which it is responsible. You can explore the cultural map of Greece with all its museums, monuments and archaeological sites at http://odysseus.culture.gr/index_en.html.
Applications to film in a single monument, archaeological site or museum should be submitted to the competent Ephorate of Antiquities, Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities, Ephorate of Palaeoanthropology and Speleology, and/or Municipal Museums which are all under the umbrella of General Directorate of Antiquities and Cultural Heritage.
Please, bear in mind that Modern Monument Services applications should be submitted to the competent Service of Modern Monuments (General Directorate for Restoration, Museums and Technical Works) by e-mail.
Questions relating to the filming process and the payment of fees should be addressed to the ephorate in question.
Productions wishing to film at UNESCO monuments or at more than one monument, archaeological site or museum require a Decision; Decision can only be issued on submission of an advisory document approving the shoot from the Central Archaeological Council (CAC). In such cases, please email your application to the Department of Archaeological Museums and Collections within the Directorate of Museums (firstname.lastname@example.org). The Directorate of Museums is only responsible for forwarding applications to the CAC for a ruling and for issuing the relevant Decision. The CAC meets every Tuesday; it does not convene in August. The application must be submitted at least one (1) month before the filming is due to start.
For more information on filming in archaeological and/or modern historical sites, at UNESCO monuments, or at more than one monument, read the relevant Instructions for Permits from the Ministry of Culture & Sports, and proceed with downloading the Application for a filming Permit.
Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports
Tel.: +30 213 1322666, +30 213 132284, +30 213 1322258, +30 213 1322306
Department Head: Eleni Korka
Tel.: +30 210 3321707
Department Head: Souzana Choulia-Kapeloni
Tel.: +30 2103321708, +30 2103321713
Department Head: Maria-Xeni Garezou
Tel.: +30 2103242206, +30 2103233495
Department Head: Evgenia Gatopoulou
Tel.: +30 2131322293, +30 2131322299, +30 2131322292
Department Head: Charikleia Lanara