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Free or Reduced entrance to Museums and Archaeological Sites Greece- General information

This is meant to be a small guide to the Entrance fees to national museums and archaeological sites in Greece –  policy of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports. Read the below and take advantage of free admission days or reduced entrance fees.

Inform yourself about the specific entrance fee to the museum or archaeological site of your preference in meetcrete’s separate articles in  Category – Archaeological Sites . Museums . Cultural Monuments

Free or Reduced entrance to Museums and Archaeological Sites Greece

Free admission days in Greek museums

  • 6 March (in memory of Melina Mercouri)
  • 5 June (International Enviroment Day)
  • 18 April (International Monuments Day)
  • 18 May (International Museums Day)
  • The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days)
  • Every first Sunday from November 1st to March 31st
  • National Holidays (25.03. and 28.10.)

The above cannot be guaranteed, better ask at your hotel reception the day before your planned visit.

Reduced admission is granted to:

Free or Reduced entrance to Museums and Archaeological Sites Greece
A masterpiece of Minoan art: the Bull Leaper, an ivory statue found in Knossos, part of the permanent exhibition of the Archaeological Museum Heraklion.

Greek citizens and citizens of other Member – States of the European Union aged over 65 years old by showing their ID card or passport.
Students of Higher Education Institutes and equivalent Schools from countries outside the EU by showing their student ID.


Free admission is granted to:

  • Cultural Card holders
  • Journalists with a journalist identity card
  • Members of Societies and Associations of Friends of Museums and Archaeological Sites throughout Greece with the demonstration of certified membership card
  • Members of the ICOM-ICOMOS
  • Persons being at least 50% disabled plus 1 accompanying person
  • Persons possessing a free admission card
  • The escorting teachers of schools and institutions of elementary, middle school, high school, university and graduate level education during their visits
  • The official guests of the Greek government, with the approval of the General Director of Antiquities.
  • Tourist guides after demonstrating their professional identity of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
  • University students and students at Technological Educational Institutes or equivalent schools of Member – States of the European
  • Union and students at Schools of Tourist Guides, by showing their student ID
  • All persons EU citizens under the age of 25 upon showing the Identity Card or passport to confirm the age
  • Children up to 5 years of age from countries outside the EU
  • Persons over 25 years who are secondary school students upon demonstrating their international student card
  • Unemployed Greek citizens, after demonstrating their OAED card

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