Greek sites price hikes

This item appears on page 5 of the December 2015 issue.

The Greek Archaeological Council decided on Oct. 14 to increase entry prices to some of Greece’s most popular tourist sites starting Jan. 1, 2016.

Among fee hikes are the following. In Athens, the entry fee to the Acropolis will rise from €12 to €20 (near $22), and the National Archaeological Museum will cost €10. The fee goes from €6 to €15 at the Knossos archaeological site in Crete and from €8 to €12 at the archaeological site and museum at Mycenae. The Archaeological Museum of Heraklion will cost €10.

The new prices will be in effect during the peak summer season, April to October. Entry prices will be reduced 50% during winter, with free admission on the first Sunday of every month.