According to a recent announcement made by Deputy Culture Minister Kostas Tzavaras, the opening hours of the archaeological sites during the summer months will be 8.00 am to 8.00 pm for the most visited Greek State museums and archaeological sites, and 8.00 am to 5.00 pm for those attracting a smaller audience. The list of museums which will operate on extended hours has not been released by the Ministry yet.

The delay of the opening hours’ adjustment for the summer season had caused great dissatisfaction to tourism professionals, as museums and sites closed at noon making organized visits to museums and archaeological sites impossible.

Mr. Tzavaras also mentioned that group visits by tourists of cruise ships can take place after the regular opening hours.

The Deputy Culture Minister said the decision about the extended operating hours will be signed by the end of the week.