Longer hours, pricier tickets at Greek museums and archaeological sites

2 April 2016
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The summer schedule for Greece’s archaeological sites and museums came into effect on April 1, meaning they will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Meanwhile, the Greek Ministry of Culture has announced a series of ticket price hikes for sites and museums including the Athens Acropolis, where general admission has now risen to 20 euros (from 12 euros), the Knossos archaeological site on Crete, where entrance now costs 15 euros (from 6 euros), the Sounio archaeological site, with tickets costing 8 euros (previously 4 euros), and the Epidaurus site and museum, which now cost 12 euros to visit (from 6 euros).

While authorities recently announced that 1,314 people will be hired as seasonal staff for the summer season, the Union of Antiquities Guards argue that is still not enough to cover the staff shortages.

Meanwhile, authorities said the cloakroom at the Athens Acropolis will not be operating for security reasons for the time being, while visitors can enter the site with a small backpack or handbag.

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