COMMENT

A good start for culture

It took decades for a decision as obvious as keeping Greece’s most popular museums and archaeological sites open all day and all week to be reached and acted on, and now we are beginning to see the real benefits of this move – reflected in higher revenues for state coffers from rising visitor numbers.

However, these cultural treasures still fall short of reaching their full potential due to a lack of progress on several fronts. For example, souvenir shops at museums and sites are often shoddy and outdated. There is also a problem with some employees at these major attractions who occasionally lack the professionalism and courtesy that comes from training.

It would not be hard to further improve Greece’s image as a major historical and cultural destination. All it needs is political determination and an organized plan. The important thing is that a start has been made and this is something that deserves praise.

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