The Greek Culture Ministry will further cooperate with Google to include Greece's most popular archaeological sites and museums in the Street View map service to boost the promotion of the country's cultural wealth abroad.
The most visited Greek State museums and archaeological sites will operate from 8am to 8pm, while those that attract a smaller audience will operate from 8am to 5pm, according to a recent announcement made by Deputy Culture Minister Kostas Tzavaras.
“Our goal is to establish Athens as a final destination instead of a stopover destination through the expansion of its tourism product and for the average spending per visitor to increase,” the chairman of the Athens Development and Destination Management Agency, Yiorgos...
Operating hours for some Greek state museums and archaeological sites have been temporarily adjusted for the summer season until the process of hiring extra staff is completed, the Culture and Tourism Ministry said last month.
State museums and archaeological sites in Greece continued to operate in accordance to the winter schedule (8am-3pm) last month despite an announcement made by the Culture and Tourism Ministry for a temporary summertime schedule to take effect until June.
State Museums and archaeological sites in Greece will operate on the temporary schedule 9:30am-5:30pm until further notice, according to the Culture and Tourism Ministry. This applies to all state museums and sites except for the Acropolis that is open until 7pm.
“Our goal is for all monuments to provide the basic services to the visitor,” Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Yeroulanos said while reviewing the progress of the ministry’s three-year plan to upgrade services of archaeological sites and museums. The program was launched in...