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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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Free entrance to Greece’s archaeological sites & museums Sept 28-30

Archaeological sites and museums in Greece will be open to the public for free from September 28 to 30 to celebrate European Heritage Days, the Ministry of Culture said on Wednesday. The annual event held by the Council of Europe and the European Union promotes the continent’s diverse cultural heritage …

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Full Moon August 2018: Events at Greece’s archaeological sites & museums

Archaeological sites and museums in Greece will offer a series of events to celebrate the August Full Moon as every year since 2002. A total of 132 archaeological areas and museums participate part in the “Panselinos 2018” – Full Moon 2018 -, the event series initiated by the Greek Culture …

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Blood Moon rises over Greece – Amazing pictures and video

Blood Moon and lunar eclipse on 27. July 2018. A magnificent full moon rose from the east and put its spell on millions of people on the Earth. A so-called Blood Moon because the light of the Sun goes through the Earth atmosphere as it tries to reach the Moon. …

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E-Tickets for Greece’s archaeological sites and museums

Tired of waiting line under the boiling sun for a ticket to Acropolis or Knossos? Here is the solution! ​The Greek Ministry of Culture and Sports announced on Thursday ( 19. July 2018) the launching of an online platform where visitors can obtain e-tickets online for selected archaeological sites, monuments …

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E-Ticket at selected Museums, archaeological sites as of 1. June

An e-ticket system offering admission to a number of Greek museums and archaeological sites is expected to go into effect on 1. June 2018, just at the beginning of the summer tourist season. Test runs will take place as of 1. May The e-ticket is set in June to allow …

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Greece’s museums and archaeological sites record impressive visitors’ increase

Museums and archaeological sites in Greece saw an impressive increase of visitors in November 2017 when compared to the previous year. Museums saw an increase of 7.2 percent, while the number of visitors at archaeological sites went up by 18.4 percent. In November 2017 compared with the corresponding month of …

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Archaeological sites, museums in Attica & Crete closed due to 24h strike Mar 2/2018

Workers at the Greek Ministry of Culture, including guards at archaeological sites and museums will launch a 24-hour strike on March 2nd 2018 in Attica and on Crete, demanding solution to “chronic problems”of their sectors. According to a report of athensnewsagency,  the Culture Ministry staff is protesting the layoff of …

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Sign language tours for hearing-impaired offered at Greece’s archaeological sites

Hands-up, a Greek company specialising in the interpretation of sign language, has launched a new service that offers deaf and hearing-impaired people the chance to take guided tours of archaeological sites. Giorgos Stathakis, managing director of Hands-up, announced in an interview with the Athens-Macedonian News Agency that the first free …

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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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