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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...

Archaeological Sites to Visit in Naxos Island

Naxos is big a Greek island located in the Aegean Sea and part of the group of the Cycladic Islands. This favorite touristic destination is an ideal place to visit also during the low season. Its rich history has...

Revenues, Visitors to Museums, Archaeological Sites Up

Visits to Greek museums and archaeological sites in September 2017 jumped 13 percent  and 12.1 percent, respectively, in comparison with the same month in 2016, the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) reported on Monday. The increase in total visitors to museums...

Greek Archaeological Sites Free of Charge for August Full Moon

Continuing a tradition dating back many years, the culture and sports ministry has once again ordered that 115 archaeological sites and monuments in Greece will be open to the public free of charge for a series of nights before...

Attica Museums and Archaeological Sites Will be Open Over the Weekend, Workers Call Off Strike

Museums and archaeological sites in Attica will be open over the weekend, as the union of the Ministry of Culture employees (POE-YPPO) decided to call off a strike they had announced for Saturday and Sunday. The union reached the decision...

Workers in Greek Museums and Archaeological Sites Announce Strike for the Weekend

The federation of the Ministry of Culture employees (POE-YPPO) has announced a 48-hour strike for this weekend, and as a result museums and archaeological sites in Attica might be closed. Yiannis Mavrikopoulos, president of POE-YPPO told Kathimerini newspaper that "the...

Greek Museum and Archaeological Site Guards Announce Work Stoppages for Thursday

The archaeological sites and museums of the Prefecture of Attica will remain closed from 8 am to 11 am on Thursday, July 6, due to work stoppages of guards. According to the Panhellenic Association of Antiquities Guards (PEFA), the reasons...