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Free admission to Greece’s archaeological sites and museums on Oct 28

Archaeological sites, museums and monuments across Greece will offer free admission to public on Sunday, October 28, a national holiday, the Greek Culture Ministry said on Monday. In a statement the Ministry reminded that ticket prices for all archaeological sites and museums will be reduced during the period 1. November …

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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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Museum vandals tell police “Oil on artifacts is healing, works miracles”

The prosecutor in Athens has filed criminal charges against two women suspected of dousing oil at artifacts in Greek museums. They are charged for violation of the Law for Protection of Antiquities and Cultural Heritage. Caught in action on Sunday, they could go to trail today, however, the court postponed …

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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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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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Two Museums in Athens among the 41 spectacular Museums to “visit before you die”

Two Museums in Athens are on the list of 41 spectacular museums to visit before you die. It is the New Acropolis Museum and the Benaki Museum. On the list compiled by experts for the online edition of UK’s The Telegraph, the two museums in Athens are together with world …

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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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European Heritage Days: Free Admission to Museums & Sites, Sept 28-30/2012

The annual European Heritage Days (EHD) will be marked this weekend with free admissions to museums, guided thematic tours, music concerts and other events through out Greece. This year’s EHD Open Doors Days will be held in 60 locations in Greece during 28-30 September 2012. The general theme is “Crises: Continuities …

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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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