Greece’s Central Archaeological Council has announced that it will increase entrance fees to archaeological sites and museums from April 1, 2024, and no longer offer combination tickets.
The announcement is part of broader measures impacting Greek museums including the recent establishment of several Greek museums as independent entities of public interest. As a result, the museums will now have the ability to make their own pricing policies, according to reports at Athens News Agency.
The now independent museums are the National Archaeological Museum (Athens), the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion, the Byzantine and Christian Museum (Athens) and the Museum of Byzantine Culture (Thessaloniki).
Combination tickets will no longer be available except in cases where the organization of the archaeological site and museum makes separate ticketing challenging. For example, in Ancient Olympia, Delphi, Mycenae, and Aegae.
The new ticket categories are as follows:
- Acropolis of Athens, 30 euros
- Archaeological sites and museums with over 200,000 visitors, 20 euros
- Archaeological sites and museums with 75,000-200,000 visitors, 15 euros
- Archaeological sites and museums with 15,000-75,000 visitors, 10 euros
- Archaeological sites and museums with under 15,000 visitors, 5 euros
Ticket costs will remain the same regardless of the season and free entrance will continue for EU citizens up to age 25 and museums will also allow lower-cost tickets for EU citizens over the age of 65.