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Archaeological Site & Museum Hours in Athens

I’ve always been hesitant to publish something as rapidly changing as opening hours for pretty much anything in Greece.. but since it is an often asked question and I happen to have current information … current at the moment I’m writing that is! I thought I’d share what I’ve found … Opening hours as of May 2013 The Acropolis Archaeological Site hours (not the museum!)   Monday through Friday 8:00 AM until 7:00 PM Saturday and Sunday and Holidays 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM   Acropolis Museum hours   Tuesday thru Sunday 8:00 AM until 8:00 PM The cafe & restaurant stays open until 10:00 PM on Fridays Closed on Mondays   Ancient Agora hours   Daily from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM   Temple of Olympian Zeus   Monday-Sunday: 08.00-15.00 Share...

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Acropolis and Acropolis Museum hours … Spring Summer 2013

Acropolis archaeological site hours – as of the end of April 2013) Monday – Friday 8:00 AM until 7:00 PM Saturday – Sunday & most national holidays 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM The site will be closed on Greek Easter Sunday (May 5, 2013) Open on Easter Monday (May 6, 2013) from  8:00 AM until 3:00 PM Acropolis Museum Hours – as of spring 2013 Opening hours 1 April – 31 October: Tuesday to Sunday: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Monday: Closed 1 November – 31 March: Tuesday to Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00...

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Athens & Epidaurus Festivals 2013

The schedule for the 2013 Athens & Epidaurus Festivals in Greece will be announced in mid-May. “Athens Festival” events, which take place around Athens at vanues like the theater under the Acropolis: the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Peiraios 260, and Megaro Musiki (Athens Concert Hall) as well as elsewhere will begin on June 3, 2013 and run through July 15. The 2013 Epidaurus Festival will take place weekends (Friday and Saturday) from July 5, 2013 until August 24, 2013. Tickets are scheduled to go on sale beginning May 15, 2013. Bookmark this page for updates or visit us on...

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Catch the silver screen under the light of the silver moon

One of my favorite summer evening activities in Athens is the outdoor cinema. Most Americans are familiar with our version  the drive-in theater – but in Athens you don’t need a car to enjoy the silver screen under the light of the silver moon. An evening at the outdoor movies isn’t merely about what’s showing on the screen. For the Greeks, going to the outdoor movies in summer is something of a cultural tradition. Once upon a time every neighborhood, every village, had its own outdoor cinema. Sometimes they were simply chairs set up in the main plateia or square,...

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Souvenirs for Strays

Here’s a great way to do a little good for Greece while you’re on holiday this month in Athens … The Association for the Protection and Welfare of Stray Animals is hosting an Easter Bazaar on Sunday April 28th (10:00 – 20:00) at the Herakleidon Museum – 16, Herakleidon Street, Thission (Metro: Thission). Easter is the biggest holiday in Greece, and here’s an opportunity for a truly unique memento of your travels: a special decorated Easter candle … or perhaps a book or two, there’ll also be t-shirts and sweatshirts, jewelry and other items for sale –...

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