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Greece-China Join Forces in Culture

Ways to strengthen cultural ties between Greece and China were explored by Greek Culture Minister Lina Mendoni during her recent trip to Beijing.

Free Access Policy for Greek Sites and Museums Announced

The Greek Culture Ministry has announced its new pricing policy and discounted rates for entrance to sites and museums across Greece, effective as of November 1.

Evia’s Artemis Amarysia Sanctuary Produces New Finds

For the first time, excavations on the Greek island of Evia have produced an inscription with the word “Amarynthos” found in Paleochoria, some 2km east of modern-day Amarynthos.

Visitor Numbers to Greek Museums Down, Revenue Up

Visitor numbers to Greek museums dropped by 5.5 percent in March compared to the same month a year ago, with revenue recording a 6.6 percent rise.

Greek Sites and Museums Get New Entrance Fees

New rates for admission to Greek archaeological sites and museums, as well as discounted rates for certain visitor categories, have been announced.

E-ticket Extends to More Greek Sites, Museums

The Greek Culture Ministry is extending its upgraded e-ticket to a number of new sites and museums across Greece, aiming to improve the overall tourist experience.

Greek Museum E-ticket Boosting Revenue

An e-ticket system implemented at 11 Greek sites and museums boosted revenues by 10.01 percent in the second half of 2018, according to Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) data.

Greek Museum Admission Fees to Rise Next Year

Admission fees to 24 of Greece’s leading museums, sites and monuments will increase next year, according to Greece's tourism and archaeological authorities.

Different Ticket Rates for Acropolis Museum in Summer and Winter

Ticket prices for the Acropolis Museum are subject to change to 10 euros in the summer and 5 euros in winter, according to the Greek ministry of culture.

Greek Museum, Site E-ticket System Gaining Ground

The newly launched e-ticket, currently applicable at 11 popular archaeological sites and museums across Greece, is gaining ground according to the Archaeological Resources Fund (TAP).

New Finds Come to the Fore at Artemis Amarysia Sanctuary in Evia, Greece

This year’s excavation activities around the Temple of Artemis Amarysia at Amarynthos on the island of Evia in Greece, have revealed new finds.

Former Acropolis Museum Gets New Lease on Life

The first Acropolis Museum, located on the southeastern edge of the hill, will get a new lease on life with renovation works set to begin in September.

First E-ticket Test Run at Greek Sites on May 20

Starting May 20, and phased out in June, an e-ticketing system allowing admission to Greek museums and sites will take effect, according to the culture ministry.

E-ticket at Select Greek Museums, Sites Coming Soon

An e-ticket system offering admission to a number of Greek museums and sites will undergo test runs with officials looking to set it into force in June.

Acropolis, National Archaeological Museum Draw in the Crowds

The Acropolis, its museum and the National Archaeological Museum in Athens are among the most visited sites in Greece, recent data showed.

Tourism Boosts Revenues at Greek Museums, Sites

Greek museums and sites generated approximately 100 million euros in revenue in 2017, according to Hellenic Statistical Authority data.

Greek Culture Minister Visits Crete, Discusses Projects, Funding

Culture Minister Lydia Koniordou met with Crete governor Stavros Arnaoutakis to discuss issues related the region's archaeological sites and ways to secure funding.

Greece Looking to Tap into Benefits of Sports Tourism

The Culture Ministry's General Secretariat of Sports is seeking ways to create integrated packages for sport and leisure and promote major athletic events.

Greece, Cyprus Join Forces in Culture

Greek Culture Minister Lydia Koniordou and her Cypriot counterpart Costas Kadis have signed a memorandum of understanding to mutually promote cultural heritage.

Ministry to Fund Hub for the Promotion of Greek Culture, Creative Industries

Greece will allocate NSRF funds of 3.7 million euros for the creation of the so-called “Acropole Palace Creative Hub” in Athens to support entrepreneurship.
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