Free museum entry on special dates

Are you entitled to enter Greek museums and archaeological sites around Greece for free?

Days in which museum entry is free

  •  March 6 – tribute to the late actress/politician Melina Mercouri
  • June 5 – International Environment Day
  • April 18 – World Monuments Day
  • May 18 – International Museum Day
  • August full moon night
  • The last weekend of September each year as part of the European Days of Cultural Heritage
  • Every first day of the month from November 1 through to March 31
  • October 28

People entitled reduced and free entry

Reduced entry for Greek and EU citizens and for those over 65 years who show their ID cards as well as students from the EU

Free entry for

  • Journalists who show their ID
  • Those who have free entry cards
  • Members of the International Council of Museums (ICOM or ICOMOS) who show their ID cards
  • Those who have culture cards
  • Members of the councils of Friends of Museums and Archaeological sites of Greece who have a card
  • Children of up to 18 years
  • Tour guides who are registered with the Ministry of Culture and Tourism
  • Academics and teachers
  • Guests of the Greek public sector who have registered cards supporting this from the General Secretariat of Antiquity and Culture
  • Teachers accompanying their students on school visits
  • The blind and people with disabilities
  • Escorts of the blind or people with disabilities
  • Archaeology, culture and sports public sector employees who show their employee ID cards
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