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Some archaeological sites to close early on Greece’s election day (LIST)

Some archaeological sites, monuments and museums will close early on Sunday, May 21, 2023 due to the general election, Greece’s Culture Ministry announced on Friday.

While most sites will operate on elections day according to the summer schedule Athens sites like the Acropolis, the Ancient Agora, the Roman Agora and Hadrian’s Library will close at 5 p.m., three hours earlier than usually.


The Kerameikos, Olympieion and Lyceum of Aristotle sites will close at 3 p.m.

Six archaeological sites and museums outside Athens will also close early and some will remain closed all day.

List of operation hours


Archaeological Site of Acropolis and Slopes 08:00-17:00

Archaeological Site of Ancient Agora-Areios Pagos and Museum of Attalos Stoa 08:00-17:00

Archaeological Site of the Roman Agora 08:00-17:00

Archaeological Site of Hadrian’s Library 08:00-17:00

Archaeological Site and Museum of Kerameikos 08:00-15:00

Archaeological Site of Olympia 08:00-15:00

Archaeological Site of Aristotle Lyceum 08:00-15:00


Archaeological Museum of Patras 08:00-15:30


Archaeological Museum of Thebes 08:00-14:00


Archaeological Site and Museum of Nikopolis 08:00-15:00


Sofroniou Basilica 09:30-15:30

Pyrgos Galatistas 08:30-14:00

Pyrgos Ouranoupoli (Prosfori) 08:30-14:00

The following areas will remain closed:


Megalopolis Theater Archaeological Site

Archaeological Site of Mantineia


Castle of Methoni


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