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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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Bank cards, smartphones to be used to board Athens public transport

A pilot application in public transport means in Athens will allow the use of bank cards and smartphones to board buses, trolley buses, the metro and the tram, in addition to tickets and passes. With the signing of a contract between OASA and the contractor of the project, a member …

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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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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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20 people lose their lives in 363 traffic accidents in Attica in August

Twenty people lost their lives in 363 road accidents alone in the Prefecture of Attica only in the month of August, traffic police said on Wednesday. In the same month, 425 people were injured, 13 of them. The main causes of these accidents was a failure to drive with due …

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Airtickets.gr suspends operation. What will happen with the acquired tickets

Greek online travel agency Airtickets.gr suspends their operation after years of successful presence in the online travel industry. Tripsta S.A., the parent company  that controls “Airtickets” and “Travelplanet24” announced the suspension on Thursday, adding however, that acquired tickets will be served. The suspended operation leaves 180 without work and triggers …

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DiscoverEU: 15,000 free interrail tickets for 18-year-olds, applications June 12-26

The European initiative, DiscoverEU, is offering 15,000 European 18-year-olds, including 315 Greeks, tickets to travel to up to four European countries of their choice this summer. Applications can be submitted from Tuesday, June 12 (12:00 CET) until June 26 (12:00 CET). Young people born between 2 July 1999 and 1 …

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Archeological body warns of hiked up Acropolis tickets offered by travel website

Greece’s Archaeological Receipts Fund (TAP), which is responsible for collecting revenues from the country’s archaeological product, said on Saturday a website is selling tickets to the Acropolis Hill at a hiked up price and warned the higher price does not provide priority entrance into the site. The fund said the …

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Greek Transport Ministry to Combat Ticket Dodgers with Free Tickets

Greek Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure decided to introduce new measures to combat “ticket evasion”. Passengers returning ten cancelled tickets will be awarded with one ticket of charge. The Ministry targets to decrease the so-called ticket dodgers by 50 percent until the end of the year and so to avoid …

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Ferry Boat Tickets: 6% Hikes as of April 1, 2012

Talking about promoting tourism and being competitive… Passengers are due to pay 6% more for ferry  boats tickets and car transportation as of 1. April 2012. For a family of four that travels with car, that’s 20 euro more, considering that the kids will have reduced fares. According to news …

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