Different ticket rates for Acropolis museum in summer and winter

Ticket prices for admission to the Acropolis Museum are subject to change to 10 euros in the summer and 5 euros in winter, the culture ministry said this week.

More specifically, according to the ministry announcement, from April to October tickets will cost 10 euros (5 euros reduced rate) and between November and March, rates will remain at the current 5 euros (3 euros reduced rate).

The ministry goes on to note that a joint ministerial decision is set to approve the transfer of 30 percent of all summer revenue to the culture ministry from the Archaeological Resources Fund which will go towards the maintenance and improvement needs of the museum’s spaces.

The seasonal pricing system was first implemented in 2016 at museums and archaeological sites across Greece.

It should be noted that the Acropolis Museum was again ranked among the world’s leading museums, in sixth spot on the Top 10 list of TripAdvisor’s 2018 Travelers’ Choice Awards for Museums. 

The Top 10 Museums in Greece according to the ranking are:

  1. Acropolis Museum, Athens
  2.  Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Heraklion, Crete
  3.  National Archaeological Museum, Athens
  4. Greek National Football Team Museum, Chania, Crete
  5.  Cyclades Olive Museum, Andros
  6. Silversmithing Museum, Ioannina
  7. Municipal Museum of the Kalavritan Holocaust, Kalavryta
  8. Folk Art Museum Tossizza Mansion, Metsovo
  9. PavlosVrellis Museum of Greek History, Ioannina
  10.  Delphi Archaeological Museum, Delphi

Meanwhile, in relevant news, Greece’s National Archaeological Museum marked an 8.9 percent increase in the number of visitors to over 594,219 last year compared to 2017, its director, Maria Lagogianni, said this week.

Addressing the museum’s annual press conference, Lagogianni said the country’s biggest museum had thus far hosted 122 international research programs and participated in eight exhibitions in Greece, and worldwide, loaning out 191 exhibits from its collection.

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