Tourists Using Greece’s E-ticket for Museums, Sites

Convenience is important when traveling, and tourists visiting Greece have welcomed the introduction of an e-ticket for Greece’s museums and archaeological sites.

The e-ticket was just launched on July 5 in a pilot phase and is currently only available for 11 archaeological sites and museums in Crete, Athens and the Peloponnese.

According to figures from Archaeological Resources Fund (TAP) presented by the Culture Ministry on Thursday, the e-ticket, which can be purchased online at etickets.tap.gr, is gaining popularity among tourists.

Tourism at Greece’s archaeological sites and museum reached 5.5 million visitors and generated 9.3 million euros from July 5 to August 5. Also, in the two-week period from July 19 to August 5, e-tickets accounted for 145,000 euros, the Culture Ministry reports.

There are plans on the part of the Culture Ministry to expand the e-ticket program by the end of 2018 to cover additional sites around Greece’s mainland and islands. The Ministry are expected to make the announcement of all of the locations included on the final list at the Thessaloniki International Fair next month.

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Kerry Kolasa-Sikiaridi

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