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Renowned Museums, Sites of Crete Get Free WiFi

Photo Source: Archaeological Museum of Heraklion

Visitors at four landmark archaeological sites and museums on the island of Crete will soon have the opportunity to enjoy free wireless internet service (WiFi).

Telecommunications company Cosmote has announced that it will offer free WiFi access at the archeological site of Knossos; the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion; on the island of Spinalonga in the gulf of Elounda; and the museum of the archaeological site of Eleftherna.

Cosmote said that the free WiFi connection will give visitors the opportunity to search for information on the island’s history and culture. Cultural organizations will also have the chance to develop new interactive ways of presenting their artifacts to audiences.

The archaeological site of Akrotiri on Santorini. Photo: GTP

In collaboration with the Greek Culture Ministry, Cosmote so far has offered free WiFi to some of Greece’s major archaeological sites aiming to highlight Greek history and culture through technology.

Free WiFi is available at the National Archaeological Museum, the Byzantine and Christian Museum of Athens, the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, Santorini’s Akrotiri archaeological site, Delphi, Delos, Rhode’s Archaeological Museum and the Palace of the Grand Master.

Photo: GTP

Acropolis, Athens

In addition, works are currently in progress for the installment of a WiFi connection at the Acropolis in Athens, Mycenae and ancient Corinth.

Cosmote has invested a total of 2 million euros on the project, which includes the design and development of wireless network infrastructure in areas selected by the Culture Ministry; the supply of equipment; the operation and maintenance of networks; and the free provision of internet services.

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