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Extended visiting hours for museums and archaeological sites

Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Yeroulanos announced new extended visiting hoursof a number of museums and archeological sites in Greece on May 18.
The ministry said that the list will be further enriched in the future weeks, depending on the availability of staff.
The list includes some of the most popular sites and museums in Greece such as the Acropolis of Athens – Archaeological Site, which will be open from 8.00-19.00, all year round; the Thessaloniki Museum of Byzantine Culture; the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki; the Archaeological Site of Philippi; the Archeological Museum and site of Mycenae; the Archeological Museum and site of Epidaurus; the Archaeological site of Mystras; the Archeological site and Museum of Afaia, Aegina; the Archeological Museum of Messenia; the Archeological site of Ancient Messene; the Catacombs on Milos island; the Herakleion Archeological Museum; the Archeological site of Knossos and the Spinalonga island on Crete.
The list also includes the Archaeological Museum of Drama; the Church of Panagia Kosmosoteira (Our Lady, Saviour of the World), in Ferres; the Grevena Archaeological Collection; the Museum of Asian Art, Corfu; the Archaeological Collection of Arta; the Byzantine Museum of Ioannina; the Ioannina Treasury; the Fortress of Ioannina; the Igoumenitsa Archaeological Museum; the Nekromanteion of Acheron; the Athanasakeion Archaeological Museum in Volos; the Archeological site of Nea Aghialos, Magnesia; the Byzantine Museum of Fthiotida at Ypati; the Monastery of Osios Loukas; the Corinth Archeological Museum.
Ministry of Culture & Tourism:  Brief Guides to Archaeological Museums in Greece Part I & Part II; YouTube: Culture in Greece [VIDEO] [Photo 3: The Nekromanteion of Acheron – Oracle of the Dead]
(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)

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Greece: Aegina Fistiki (pistachio nut) Festival

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA) The “Aegina Fistiki Fest” – “fistiki” meaning pistachio nut – opens its doors tomorrow (September 17- 20) for the first time on the island of Aegina.

The purpose of the festival is to promote the Aegina Fistiki Fest of Aegina – internationally renowned as one of the world’s best – through creative events such as live music concerts, visual arts events, trade fairs and culinary contests.  The festival, which is organised by the Municipality of Aegina, and intends to be established as an annual festival at the end of the pistachio harvesting period.

Visit Greece: Aegina Island

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA) Aegina, an island full of natural beauties and great history, lies in the Saronic Gulf, in close proximity to the port of Piraeus. Having served as the first capital of Greece (1827-1829), it houses several landmark buildings, such as the Government House. Time travel continues with the ancient temple of Aphaea (pictured), built in the northern part of the island in an area covered with pine trees, overlooking the sea.Under the proper weather conditions, the visitor has visual access to both Poseidon’s temple in Sounio and the Acropolis, the 3 temples forming an equilateral triangle. Furthermore, a visit to the Monastery of St Nektarios is highly recommended.

Jewel in the Greek Crown: Aigina Island

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)     Aegina, an island full of natural beauties and great history, lies in the Saronic Gulf, in close proximity to the port of Piraeus. Having served as the first capital of Greece (1827-1829), it houses several landmark buildings, such as the Government House. Time travel continues with the ancient temple of Aphaea (on the left), built in the northern part of the island in an area covered with pine trees, overlooking the sea. Under the proper weather conditions, the visitor has visual access to both Poseidon’s temple in Sounio and the Acropolis, the 3 temples forming an equilateral triangle. Furthermore, a visit to the Monastery of St Nektarios is highly recommended.