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Ticketing outsource at the Acropolis: Guards launch work-stoppage

Guards at archaeological sites across Greece walked off work for four hours on Tuesday to protest government plans to outsource ticketing for the Acropolis. Guards warn of more protest actions. The work stoppage took place form 8 a.m. until 12 o’ clock noon on Tuesday, January 16, 2024. The union …

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Contactless ticket machines installed at Acropolis and other major sites

Six contactless automated ticket vending machines have been installed at the main entrances of the Athens Acropolis, Ancient Olympia and Epidaurus archaeological sites, as well as the Archaeological Museum of Delphi, Visa announced on Thursday. The new service, the announcement said, is expected to significantly facilitate access and improve the …

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Full moons August: Events at Greece’s archeological sites, museums

Archaeological sites, museums and other monuments throughout the country will be open on the first night and last night of August for visitors to enjoy the two full moons of August. Admission to the sites will be free of charge on these nights and the Culture Ministry has organized, as …

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Heatwave: Archaeological sites in Greece to operate with modified hours

The Culture Ministry announced on Thursday that operating hours of archaeological sites in Greece are being modified due to the heatwave with temperatures up to 44 degrees Celsius. Visitors will not allow visitors from 12 noon until 05:30 p.m. from Thursday to Sunday, July 20-23, 2023. “In the event of …

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Guards at archaeological sites on work stoppages due to heatwave

The union of guards at archaeological sites has decided to launch a series of work stoppages during the peak hours of the heatwave affecting the country in the next days. The work stoppages will obviously shut down archaeological sites on certain hours during July 20-23, 2023. The Panhellenic Union of …

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Heatwave: Precautionary measures at the Acropolis, archaeological sites

Ahead of the prolonged heatwave Greece’s Culture Ministry  has decided to implement a series of increased precautionary measures at archaeological sites. At the Acropolis sun shades will be installed while, in cooperation with the Red Cross, free water will be distributed to visitors during the very hot days, media repor. …

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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 …

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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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