Parliament has passed legislation loosening the strict rules that prevented divers from visiting sites such as shipwrecks older than 50 years old.
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The absence of tourists has allowed authorities to accelerate interventions on the Acropolis Hill aimed at improving disabled access, safety and lighting.
The necropolis, which was discovered in 2016, will be removed from the Faliro site temporarily, as exposure to the elements is causing damage, experts say.
A look by Kathimerini newspaper at the deep bonds formed between foreign archaeologists and local workers over decades of excavations.
The revamp is hoped to bring new life to the central part of Athens where the museum is located.
The dome-shaped roofs of the tombs (a characteristic trait of burial constructions reserved for Mycenaean royalty) had collapsed in ancient times.
The planned restoration will see the return of some of the tomb's decorative elements to their original place, before the site is opened to the public.
Geoffrey Robertson sent a copy of his book to Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, with a note expressing his hope for the Parthenon Marbles to be returned.
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