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Greece Launches Online Ticket Service for Admission to Museums, Sites

Visitors of certain archaeological sites, monuments and museums in Athens, Creteand the Peloponnese can now buy tickets online, the Greek Ministry of Culture and Sports announced on Thursday.

Through the official e-ticketing service – etickets.tap.gr – visitors can purchase e-tickets for admission to the Acropolis and the archaeological sites of Athens’ historic center; the archaeological site of Knossos; the Heraklion Archeological Museum and the archaeological area and museum...

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UNESCO: Every Person Must Visit these 18 Greek Monuments

UNESCO advises travellers to Greece to visit 18 monuments that are an absolute must as World Heritage Monuments.

UNESCO has branded a total 1,073 sites as World Heritage Monuments, and 18 of them are located in Greece:

The Acropolis: The Parthenon and the other buildings on the Athenian hill – known also as “the sacred rock” – are masterpieces of classical architecture. Completed in 5th Century BC, they are still influential in blending harmonic architecture with natural surroundings....

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WiFi at 20 Archaeological Sites and Museums in Greece

Twenty of the most popular archaeological sites and museums in Greece will gradually gain access to advanced broadband service, following the signing of a memorandum of cooperation between the Culture Ministry and Greek mobile network operator Cosmote.

According to an announcement, this summer the public will have access to free wireless Internet (WiFi) when they visit the Akrotiri on Santorini, Delphi and Delos. The Byzantine and Christian Museum of Athens and the Archaeological Museum...

Akrotiri, The Pompeii of the Aegean

Akrotiri was a settlement with stone-paved streets and squares, a prudently designed zoning plan and an advanced sewage system. The houses were two- and three-story, built with stone and mud. The ground floors housed craftsmen’s workshops and storerooms, mainly for food. The rooms of the upper stories were bathed in natural light streaming in through large windows. Most walls were decorated with elaborate paintings depicting people, animals and plants. The furniture was wooden and the...

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New Evidence Reveals Knossos, Europe’s Oldest City, Three Times Bigger than Previously Believed

Great news about the ancient city of Knossos in Crete.

Archaeologists working on the Greek island of Crete have uncovered artifacts and structures that suggest the ancient city of Knossos was three times bigger and richer than previously thought.

Knossos is believed to be Europe’s oldest city, according to archeologists. It was an epicenter of Aegean and Mediterranean trade and culture, but historians thought that after a solid 600-year run of prominence during the Greek Bronze...

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Holy Week Hours 2015 For Museums, Monuments & Archaeological Sites

The Greek Culture Ministry on Wednesday, April 8th announced the opening hours of all state-run museums, archaeological sites and monuments during the Easter 2015 holiday.

Holy Week Hours 2015

- Friday, April 10: 12 noon to 5 p.m.
- Saturday, April 11: 8 am to 3 pm
- Easter Day, Sunday, April 12: Closed
- Easter Monday, April 13: 8am to 3pm

In addition, all archaeological sites, museums and monuments of the state will be closed on May 1st.

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Greek Museums and Sites in Greece to Extend Opening Hours in 2015

This is great news ...

More than glad to receive this information today.

As of April 1, 46 major museums and archaeological sites in Crete, Greece will extend their opening hours.

The selected ( according populariy and number of visits) museums and sites will be open between 8.00 a.m. and 8.00 p.m.

This measure which was applied since last year at 33 museums and sites, saw an increase in visitors and revenue.

Especially in Crete these sites will be : Archaeological Site of...

October in Crete

Summer may be waving slowly goodbye but the temperatures are still high enough for in order to continue enjoying the beauty of the mainland of Crete and the quiet, isolated beaches.

The Cretan land offers unique products for us to taste. Next year’s wine is on the way as grape harvesting has already begun across the country (August & September). The new season calls for a visit to archeological treasures while you can still relax and enjoy swimming and sunbathing in the Cretan...

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33 Greek Museums And Archaeological Sites Will Extend Operating Hours

This is great news ...

More than glad to receive this information today.

As of 1 April, 33 Greek museums and archaeological sites will extend their operating hours and remain open from 8.00 am to 8.00 pm, seven days a week, until the end of the season (31 October 2014).

Especially in Crete these sites will be : Archaeological Site of Knossos, Archaeological Site of Phaistos, Psychro Cave, Lassithi, Archaeological Museum of Heraklion, Spinalonga Islet at Elounda.

According to...

Ancient Eleutherna “The Heart of Crete”

There is a place in Crete which is protected as an archaeological site but also as a natural woodland by law. The excavation teams that have worked at the site have planted rows of trees to delineate pathways, while the site of the museum that will one day house all the finds is just a short walk away, on the other side of the hill.

One of the most impressive observations about the site is the care taken by the archaeologists to preserve the natural environment, allowing visitors to...