Greece to increase entrance fees to tourist sites

Prepare to pay more to see the Acropolis as Greece plans to raise prices of various tourist sites to increase revenue for the debt-ridden country.

The cost of entrance to the Acropolis Museum will increase from €12 to €20 from April to October next year.

The cost of entrance to the Acropolis Museum will increase from €12 to €20 from April to October next year. Image by Aleksandr Zykov / CC BY 2.0

Tourists headed to Greece next year will have to deal with more expensive fees to enter museums and archaeological sites during the peak tourist season, from April to October, according to media reports.

The price hikes will be significant and may double or triple at certain sites, reports the Kathimerini English Edition. The move is intended to increase revenue and also to bring prices in line with other European countries.

The admission fee to the National Archaeological Museum in Athens will increase, along with many other popular tourist sites in Greece.

The admission fee to the National Archaeological Museum in Athens will increase, along with many other popular tourist sites in Greece. Image by George Rex / CC BY 2.0

The price of visiting the Acropolis Museum will be €20 euros instead of the current €12, reports the Telegraph. The National Archaeological Museum in Athens will see a jump from €7 to €10.

The Greek culture minister said about 200 state museums will have their entrance fees raised,  but unemployed citizens could still get in free.

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