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Series of Events to Mark August Full Moon at Greek Archaeological Sites

Greece's Culture Ministry announced on Wednesday a series of events that will be held under August's full moon at archaeological sites and museums around Greece. This year's events are part of a long-lasting and popular tradition of observing and celebrating the...

Greece Considers Legalizing Buildings Inside Ancient Sites

The Greek parliament is considering a bill that will make the legalization of private structures located inside archaeological and historic sites easier, according to reports on Wednesday. The proposed provisions, brought forth for debate by the Greek Environment Ministry, will...

Athens Museums, Archaeological Sites to Extend Opening Hours

The Greek culture ministry announced on Thursday that archaeological sites, monuments and museums in Athens can begin extended summer hours of operation times beginning on Friday. Those sites in other parts of Greece may extend their hours beginning at the...

Greek Museums, Archaeological Sites to Have Extended Hours Beginning April 1

Several major Greek museums and archaeological sites will remain open for longer hours as of April 1, the country's Ministry of Culture said earlier this week. The museums and sites will be equipped with more seasonal staff to cope with...

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.