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Cultural Heritage Days: Free entrance to archaeological sites, museums Sept 23-24

Greece’s Culture and Sports Ministry is celebrating the European Days of Cultural Heritage with free entrance to 117 archaeological sites, museums and monuments across Greece. In a statement, the Ministry has a program of cultural events that take place in many museums and archaeological sites. The full program in pdf …

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August Full Moon: Culture Ministry opens 115 archaeological sites and museums

Greece’s Culture and Sports Ministry will open 115 archaeological sites and monuments to public to enjoy the August Full Moon on Monday 7th August 2017.  Continuing a tradition dating back many years, the entrance is free of charge. A series of events is planned from 5th to 0th August 2017, …

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Museums, archaeological sites in Attica closed Thursday morning due to guards walkout

Archaeological sites in Attica are to be closed from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 6th 2017, because guards will stage a work stoppage. Guards at archaeological sites say the protest is over a pay dispute and to demand better working conditions. In a statement, the union representing …

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Greece celebrates International Museums Day, entrance free May 18/2017

Entrance to all museums and archaeological sites in Greece will be free of charge on Thursday, May 18 2017 as they celebrate the International Museums Day. Several events are planned for visitors. The theme chosen for 2017 is “Museums and contested histories: Saying the unspeakable in museums”. On the occasion, …

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Acropolis, archaeological sites closed due to guards’ 24h strike Feb 20/17

Hundreds of tourists from all over the world were deeply disappointed to see that the gate to Acropolis was closed on Monday. A 24-hour strike launched  by the state guards on February 20th 2017 has closed down the Acropolis and other archaeological sites across Greece. The guards called the strike …

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Greek PM: 33 museums & archaeological sites to be open 8am-8pm April-October 2014

A pilot program will be applied to thirty-three Greek museums and archaeological sites that will stay open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. during the period 1. April – 31. October 2014, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras announced on Tuesday. “This initiate refers to the 33 biggest museums of our country …

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TIME: Can Privatization Save the Treasures of Ancient Greece?

A frustrated American archaeologist has a ban breaking proposal: to privatize Greece’s ancient treasures in order to protect them form the economic crisis. According to TIME, Stephen Miller sent a detailed proposal to the Greek Culture Ministry and suggested private companies take over the development, promotion and security of certain …

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Greece’s museums & archaeological sites to remain closed until Mar 19/2013

Greece’s museums and archaeological sites will remain closed until March 19th 2013 after employees at former Culture ministry decided to launch 24-hour rolling strikes. Employees demand that the Culture ministry will become autonomous again and that the civil servants mobilization schedules be withdrawn.    

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Athens: Acropolis on Strike too, Oct 12-13/11

The padlock was installed at the entrance of Acropolis already yesterday. This morning  riot police squads took position outside the archaeological site. The Archaeologists will move to Acropolis at 11.30 am to protest the “labour reserve”, the salary cuts with the new payroll, the merger of state institutions that leaves people without a …

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