Archaeological sites, museums to extend opening hours as of April 1


Major Greek museums and archaeological sites will remain open longer as of April 1, with the schedule introduced gradually to other areas as more seasonal staff is hired over the next month, the Ministry of Culture said on Tuesday.

The following museums and sites will extend their opening hours as of April 1 (daily):

– Acropolis and Knossos palace will be open 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

– Epidaurus and its museum, the site and museum of Mycenae, the site of Tiryns, and the Palamidi fortress overlooking Nafplio will be open 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

– Delphi will be open 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

– The Palace of the Grand Magister and the site of Lindos on Rhodes will both be open 8.30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Other sites and museums in Greece will remain on the 8.30 a.m. to 4 p.m. schedule until more staff is hired.

"The process of hiring seasonal guards and cleaning crews for the archaeological sites and museums of Athens is ongoing and expected to be completed by April 15, when the expanded schedule of 08:00-20:00 will be introduced," the ministry said.