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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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Workers at 5 museums in Greece to launch a work stoppage, June 14

Staff at five big state-run museums in Greece will launch a work stoppage on Wednesday, June 14, to protest a law altering their museums operation status. The museums affected are: the National Archaeological Museum in Athens the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki the Archaeological Museum in Heraklion, Crete the Byzantine and …

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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’s Culture Ministry employees on 24h strike

Εmployees at the Greek Culture Ministry will launch a 24-hour strike on April 25, 2023 to protest a law turning five of the most important museums in the country. Employees strike aims to protest the law that changes the status of five major museums from public to private entity. These …

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The impressive portable, ancient sundial in Philippi Museum

The impressive portable ancient sundial is being presented at the Archaeological Museum of Philippi in Kavala, northern Greece. The horological device is dated 250-350 AD and it is highlighted by the Culture Ministry as “the exhibit of the week.” The sundial is the earliest type of timekeeping device, which indicates …

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Archaeologists shut down 5 biggest museums in Greece protesting the status change

Five of largest public museums in Greece are closed on Monday, February 13, due to the 24-hour strike by the Association of Greek Archaeologists. Closed are the National Archaeological Museum of Athens, the Byzantine and Christian Museum, the Archaeological Museum and the Museum of Byzantine Culture of Thessaloniki and the …

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Private collector Daskalopoulos donates 350 works of contemporary art

Prominent private collector Dimitris Daskalopoulos has announced the donation of a large part of his collection of important works of contemporary art, which consists of more than 500 pieces, to four museums located in in Greece, Britain and the USA. The donation by Daskalopoulos, who is the custodian of the …

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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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Greece allows again operation of cultural activities, museums, nurseries

Greece announced on Friday evening the lifting of more restrictions allowing the restart of certain activities after a 7-month-long lockdown. Among the facilities allowed to operate again are cultural ones such as museums, summer cinemas and theaters. The roadmap of restarting of activities is as follows: May 8: organized beaches, …

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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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Greece to lend Antiquities, “entire monument” to museums abroad up to 50 years

Greece’s Culture Ministry has submitted an amendment stipulating the export of museum collections including antiquities and even “an entire monument” to museums or “similar places” abroad for a period of up to 50 years. According to the amendment, the collections can be lent for 25 years that can be renewed …

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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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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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