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ELSTAT: More Visitors to Greek Museums and Archaeological Sites

Visits to Greek museums and archaeological sites in August 2017 jumped 15.8 pct and 19.2 pct, respectively, the Hellenic Statistical Authority ELSTAT reported. The increase in total visitors to museums included a 13.1 pct hike in free-admission visitors, while museum...

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...

Greece Celebrates Museum Day with Free Admission for the Whole Week

Greece's museums celebrate International Museum Day on May 18 with free admission to many museums and cultural events for the whole week. Cultural activities, guided tours, speeches, exhibitions, educational programs, interactive workshops, screenings and even a children's sleepover are some...

Visits to Greek Museums and Archaeological Sites up 12.4 pct in January

Visitors to Greek museums in January 2016 posted a 12.4 percent increase, however, revenues from entrance tickets fell 1.1 pct compared to the same month in 2015, the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) said. The number of free admission visitors in...

Metsovo: A Unique Destination For Wine Lovers

  Wine tourism has quickly grown in Greece, becoming a new trend among tourists who decide to spend their vacation in the country. Greece's vast variety of wines and the large number of vineyards in the country offer a perfect opportunity...

Visitors, Revenues in Museums and Archaeological Sites Up in Jan-Nov 2015

Visitors to Greek museums in November 2015 increased by 4.9 percent, however, revenues from entrance tickets fell 11.9 pct compared to the same month in 2014, the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) said on Wednesday. It also said that in the...

A Walk Around Athens' Lesser-Known Museums

Athens is a city of great cultural significance, with a recorded history of at least 3,400 years. The cultural heritage of the city's classical era is still evident, represented by numerous ancient monuments and works of art, the most...

Visitors, Revenues to Museums and Archaeological Sites Up in Jan-Sept 2015

Visitors to Greek museums in September 2015 increased by 1.4 percent, and revenues from entrance tickets rose by 0.3 percent compared to the same month last year, the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) said on Friday. It also said that in...

Greek Museums and Archaeological Sites Remain Closed on Weekends Due to Strike

Museum and archaeological site guards continue to strike indefinitely on weekends protesting against the new pay scales. As a result, museums, monuments and archaeological sites will remain closed on weekends. According to a Kathimerini report, a hand-written, misspelled sign on...

Greek Museum Workers Announce Continuing Weekend Strike

The Panhellenic Union of Antiquities Guards has decided to go on continuing weekend strikes in protest of a new salary system that would go into effect in 2016. All museums, archaeological and monument sites will be closed on weekends and...