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ELSTAT: Visitors and Revenue to Museums, Archaeological Sites Up in Jan-Oct 2018

Visitors to Greek museums and archaeological sites in October 2018 posted a 13.4 pct and 12.4 pct rise respectively in comparison with the same month in 2017 the Hellenic Statistical Authority ELSTAT reported on Friday. The increase in total visitors...

Greece Removes Archaeological Sites from Privatization Fund After Protests

The Greek government has decided to remove more than 2,000 ancient sites, monuments and museums from a state assets fund after archaeologists protested, fearing the country's heritage might be sold off. Among the sites included was the Palace of Knossos...

Greek Archaeological Sites' Hours of Operation Changing

According to a decision made by the Greek Ministry of Culture, the majority of Greek archaeological sites, museums and exhibitions will change their hours of operation between January 7 and February 28, 2019. The decision, which was published in the...

Greek Museums and Archaeological Sites Closed on Thursday Due to Strike

Museums and archaeological sites are closed on Thursday as Culture Ministry staff went on a 24-hour strike in protest that monuments are to be included in Greece's privatization fund, the Hellenic Corporation of Assets and Participations S.A.. The privatization fund...

Strike to Close Acropolis and Other Major Greek Sites on October 11

Greece’s union that represents staff working in the sectors of public-run museums and archaeological sites has called for a 24-hour strike on October 11. The strike would cause disruptions for those who are hoping to see the country's ruins, as Greece’s...

Six of the Most Important Historical Greek Sites in Turkey

There is an almost uncountable number of ancient Greek and Byzantine archaeological and historical sites in Turkey.

Free Entrance to Archaeological Sites and Museums in Celebration of August full moon

Entrance to archaeological sites and museums will be free throughout Greece to the public on the evening of Sunday, August 26 in celebration of the full moon. From August 24 through 27, 95 sites will also be holding free concerts,...

E-Tickets Introduced for Greek Museums, Archaeological Sites

Greek authorities have introduced a new system for e-ticketing at selected archaeological sites and museums in a pilot scheme that will be eventually extended to all Greek sites. The pilot scheme at the Acropolis and archaeological sites of the historic...

Greek Museums and Archaeological Sites Shut on Sunday

Special opening hours will apply to museums and archaeological sites throughout Greece during the Easter holiday, according to a Culture Ministry announcement. According to the announcement, opening hours on Good Friday and the weekend leading up to Easter Sunday will...

Greek Museum Visitors on the Rise

The number of visitors to Greek museums went up in 2017 compared to the previous year, according to figures released by the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) on Monday. Specifically, in November, there was a 7.2 percent increase to the number...