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Summer hrs for archaeological sites, museums: The new summer schedule in archeological sites, monuments and museums

The new summer opening hours of archeological sites, monuments and museums, announced the Ministry of Culture and Sports. As stated in the relevant announcement of the Ministry of Culture,………. the new opening hours, this year, because of the difficulties caused by the pandemic, instead of the standard start date (1April), shall enter into force as follows:

  • For outdoor archeological sites, from April 24th to October 31st 2021, and
  • for archeological museums, monuments and caves, from the 4th of May – if epidemiological conditions allow – 31 October 2021.

"With this year's ministerial decision, the opening hours of the archeological sites, monuments and museums are grouped in two main categories (8 a.m. until 8 pm. and 8.30 a.m. until 3.30 pm), satisfying a constant request of employees and visitors ", states the announcement of the Ministry of Culture.

It is also pointed out that this year, the number of archeological sites and museums, attributed to the public, increases, as new places of visit are added, such as the Museum of Democracy in Agios Efstratios, the Loverdou-Ziller Museum in Athens, the archeological site of the ancient theater of Aigai.

also, The number of archeological sites and museums that will operate extended hours has increased (8a.m. until 8 p.m.), such as the archeological site and the museum of Ancient Eleftherna in Rethymno and the Castle of Parga.

"In all the Archaeological Sites that apply extended hours (8a.m. until 8 p.m.), as well as in the museums that operate within them, the schedule from September 1st 2021 formed, due to a gradual reduction in the length of the day, as follows:

  • 1until September 15th 8 am-7.30 pm,
  • 16until September 30th 8 am-7.00 pm,
  • 1until October 15th 8 am-6.30 pm and
  • 16until October 31st 8 am-6 pm », completes, among other things, the announcement of the Ministry of Culture.

also, It is emphasized that the use of non-medical masks is mandatory in all archeological sites throughout the territory as’ throughout the visit, while the arrival of visitors is allowed up to twenty (20 ́) minutes before the end of the schedule. All the above archeological sites, monuments and museums remain closed on Easter Sunday and May Day, public holidays. They work on Good Friday 12 at noon-5 p.m..

For more information regarding the Health Safety and Protection Charter and the respective epidemiological level of each regional unit, consult the official information website https://covid19.gov.gr/covid-map/.

Please note that all instructions are constantly being re-evaluated and updated according to the new data. Detailed information is provided on the website of the National Agency for Public Health at https://eody.gov.gr/neos-koronaios-covid-19/ .

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