This article is from the Greece FAQ, by Nikolaos (Nick) C. Fotis, email@example.com with numerous contributions by others.
From: G0900@vmcms.csuohio.edu <Katherine Pasalis>
Archaeological sites and museums remain CLOSED on the following days
January 1st, March 25th, Good Friday(morning), Easter Sunday, May 1st
Opening hours of museums may change without notice. Please check before
Taking motion pictures and photographs in museums with a portable
camera is permitted (no flash).
Photographing at archaeological sites is free.
Photographing with a camera mounted on a tripod, without the insertion
of live subjects, is allowed in archaeological sites with the permission
of the competent Ephorates of Antiquities upon payment of a fee.
Ministry of Culture and Science
14 Aristidou Street
105 59 Athens
Taking photographs with a camera mounted on a tripod is prohibited in
the museums. Those interested in photographs of certain subjects should
submit an application to the AFE stating the subjects.
The Archaeological Funds and Expropriation
17 Filellinon Street
105 57 Athens
will sell copies of photographs or lend slides from its archives.
The use of a video camera also requires a special permit and fee for each
and every archaeological site and museum in which it is used.
(When at a museum and want to use flash they will have you pay approx
200 - 300 drachmas in 1992. You are then to pin the ticket you get on
your shirt. They will follow you untill they are sure you wont use
a flash. It was quite amusing when I was in a musuem and the camera
I was using has a flash that pops up but can be turned off. Well this
guard thought it was going to flash so he tried to get my attention
saying nono no flash... but I took the picture in front of him and of
course no flash! he just sulked away ...)
Exempted from Entrance Fees:
Members of Parliament; Academicians;Foreign artists on presentation of
a special card issued by UNESCO; Directors and members of foreign
archaeological schoolsin Greece on presentation of a certificate
signed by the director of each school; Foreign archaeologists,
historians and historians of art, as well as professors of classical
studies having a certificate of the educational institution or the
professional union where they belong and for a definite period each time;
Foreign guides who are supplied with a guiding license issued by the
National Tourist Organization; Participants of congresses under the
auspices of the Greek Government and offical Guests for one visit in every
museum or Archaeological Site; Foreign journalists having any offical
certificate from their union; children 12 yrs old and under.
NOTE: Special free entrance cards for individuals or groups for one
visit in each museum or site can be obtained locally, from the Ephorates
of Classical and Byzantine Antiquities or from the Supervisors of the
National Archaeological Museum, Byzantine Museum, Epigraphical and
for the addresses and phone numbers of the above mentioned
Ephorates throughtout Greece, please apply to the
National Tourist Organizations of Greece Info office, Tel : 322-3111.
Reduced Entrance Fees:
Foreign Students upon presentations of their student cards.
Foreign students accompanied by their teacher.