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Greek Archaeological Sites to Shut Down Midday During Heatwave

Archaeological sites with extended summer visiting hours will be shut down in the middle of the day as of Wednesday, and for as long as the heatwave lasts, the Ministry of Culture said. "Due to the expected heatwave, as of...

Archaeological Sites and Museums Start Summer Hours of Operation

It might not have been noticed by many, but over the last weekend, Greece's archaeological sites and museums started their summer seasonal hours of operation. However, the revised opening hours were not clearly coordinated and left many confused. The Culture Ministry...

Greece's Archaeological Service Announces Free Entrance to Archaeological Sites and Museums on November 21

Exhibitions, tours, educational programs, and visits to workshops are included in the agenda of the Archaeological Service on November 21. The events are organized by the Association of Greek Archaeologists along with its members and the culture ministry employees and concern the...

Free Full Moon Events Commence Around Greece on August 17

A series of events are planned in sites and museums throughout the country on five nights around the August full moon, which falls on August 18. The ministry of culture is opening 116 monuments, sites and museums, free of charge,...

Significant Increase in Visitors and Revenue at Greek Museums and Archaeological Sites

A significant increase exceeding 20% in the attendance as well as the revenue of museums and archaeological sites across Greece in the first seven months of 2014, documented the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT). ELSTAT data showed that 22.1% more people visited museums during...