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Greece launches website on protected areas reserves, mountain shelters, thermal baths, culture sites

The protected nature reserves throughout Greece but also information about the mountain shelters, information centers, museums, monuments and archeological sites, ski resorts, wetlands, mountains and thermal baths can be found on a new website VisitGreekNature that seeks to promote Greece’s protected areas as tourist destinations. The website was created by …

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European Heritage Days: Free entrance in Greece’s state-run museums, archaeological sites

Entrance to state-run archeological sites, museums and monuments will be free of charge over the weekend to mark the European Heritage Days. The annual pan-European event will also be celebrated in Greece on September 24-26, the Culture Ministry announced on Thursday. This year’s overarching theme of festivities across the European …

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August full moon: Greece’s archaeological sites, museums free of charge

120 archaeological sites and museums across Greece will open their gates free of charge so that the public can enjoy the August full moon. At the same time a series of cultural events are scheduled August 20-25, 2021. Music concerts, theatrical performances, dance performances, poetry recitations, documentary screenings, art exhibitions, …

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Greece’s open-air archaeological sites closed at peak hours of heatwave

Greece’s Culture Ministry has announced changes to the opening hours of open-air archeological sites, due to the heatwave that is forecast to continue through the week. From Tuesday to Thursday, August 3-5, 2021, will be closed to public from 12 noon until 5 in the afternoon to protect staff and …

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Greece grants DIOR permission for photo shoots, fashion show on Acropolis, major archaeological sites

Τhe Central Archaeological Council (CAC) unanimously granted permission to Fashion house DIOR for photo shooting and filming at major archaeological sites such as the Acropolis, the Herodes Atticus Odeon, the Ancient Roman market, the Temple of Poseidon at Sounio and the Temple of Zeus in Nemea. Only photo shoots are …

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Visiting hours of Greece’s archaeological site over Easter holidays

Greece’s Ministry of Culture announced the schedules of archaeological sites over the Orthodox Easter holidays and the May Day. Note that May 1st that this year is celebrated with the traditional strike on May 4th due to Easter Saturday. Operation hours are as follows: – Holy Saturday (May 1), sites …

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Archaeologists ask for immediate opening of museums and archaeological sites in Greece

The Association of Greek Archaeologists asked for the immediate opening of all archaeological sites and museums with the necessary health protection measures and free admission for their first month of operation. In a statement issued on Monday, the association, in addition,  joined its voice with that of “artists and those …

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Archaeological sites, museums in Greece open for August full moon

Greece’s Culture Ministry opens archaeological sites and museums on Monday night for the August 3rd full moon. A series of events will be held in 37 of the 77 museums and archaeological sites throughout Greece. As on every other year, the Culture Ministry has organized an events programme and will …

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Over 200 archaeological sites across Greece opened their gates again

The Acropolis, the Ancient Olympia and another 200 archaeological sites across Greece opened their gates to public on May 18, 2020, after two months of being shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic. Archeological sites are the first category of cultural sites to return to normal operation, followed by open-air …

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Coronavirus closes museums and archaeological sites in Greece

The Greek Ministry of Culture decided on Friday to close all museums and archaeological sites in the country as a measure to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Still yesterday, the Culture Ministry had decided to have archaeological sites open and was allowing controlled groups of up to 20 people to …

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Top Museums and Archaeological Sites in Greece: Most visited in 2019

The Acropolis of Athens and the Acropolis Museum were the most visited archaeological sites and museums in Greece the first eight month of 2019, Greek Statistics Authority said in a report. The ELSTAT lists the 5 top museums and sites based on the revenues. Total revenues increased by 28.2% in …

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Free admission to archeological sites, museums, monuments Sept 27-29

Greeks and tourists will have the possibility to take advantage of the free admission to the Greece’s archaeological sites and museums in the last weekend of September 2019. The Greek Culture Ministry offers the free admission on the occasion of “World Tourism Day” and the “European Heritage Days 2019.” On …

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Full Moon 2019: Events at Greece’s archaeological sites until Aug 19

The Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports organizes successfully the August Full Moon 2019 celebration every year since August 2002, by offering free entrance to archaeological sites, museums and monuments  under the August full moon. The celebration of August FullMoon 2019 will be held on Thursday,  August 15 th. The …

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Acropolis and other Greek monuments at risk due to climate change

The monuments of the Acropolis rock as well as monuments of the Greek heritage at the coastal   and submarine sites are at imminent risk due to the climate change. Even exhibits and paintings found in museums are negatively affected by the evolving reversal of the climate year after year. This …

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Guards at Greece’s museums, archaeological sites on work stoppage, April 12

Guards at Greece’s archaeological sites and museums will launch a three-hour work stoppage on Friday, April 12, 2019. The guards union PEYFA said in a statement that’there are urgent issues in need of immediate solutions.” They threaten to escalate their protest actions saying that the work stoppage on Friday is …

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Greece’s archaeological sites & museums extend opening hours as of April 1

Major Greek museums and archaeological sites will extend their opening hours as of 1. April 2019. Other sites and museums will also gradually extend opening hours as soon as more seasonal staff is hired over the next months, the culture Ministry said on Tuesday. In Athens the opening hours will …

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Is Greece considering to lease archaeological sites and museums for utilization?

Suspicion is near, Greece is considering to lease archaeological sites and museums for utilization in order to “maintain our cultural heritage,” as Culture Minister Mirsini Zorba said on Thursday criticizing the 24-hour strike launched by archaeologists, Culture Ministry staff, sites and museums guards. Hundreds of tourists climbed to Acropolis of …

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Greece’s Sites and Museums staff on 24h strike due to privatization plans

Unions of workers at Greece’s archeological sites and museums have called for a 24-hour strike to protest the trasnfer of several public museums and sites to the country’s Privatization Fund. The strike is scheduled for 11. October 2018. The protest is likely to close the ancient Acropolis in Athens that …

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