More time to see the Acrop­o­lis

Kathimerini English - - Life -

Its open­ing hours had been a source of griev­ance for many vis­i­tors who had faced closed doors upon ar­rival.

So the re­cent news of longer open­ing hours for the Acrop­o­lis of Athens was re­ceived as a pos­i­tive de­vel­op­ment. The an­nounce­ment was made by Cul­ture Min­is­ter Pav­los Ger­oulanos ear­lier this month.

“Athens is an au­then­tic, lively, cos­mopoli­tan, pleas­ant and im­por­tant city which the whole of the world wants to visit,” noted Ger­oulanos. “To­day we are in a po­si­tion to an­nounce that from now on the Acrop­o­lis will open at 8 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. all year round.”

The new open­ing hours are pos­si­ble through staffing changes, said Ger­oulanos, who also noted that the UNESCO World Her­itage Site’s ex­tended vis­it­ing hours will ben­e­fit both lo­cals and in­ter­na­tional vis­i­tors.

Mean­while, the Min­istry of Cul­ture has an­nounced longer hours for the sum­mer sea­son for a num­ber of museums and ar­chae­o­log­i­cal sites around Greece.

The list in­cludes the Thes­sa­loniki’s Mu­seum of Byzan­tine Cul­ture and Ar­chae­o­log­i­cal Mu­seum, as well as the ar­chae­o­log­i­cal site of Knos­sos on Crete.

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