Arts & Culture

Greek cultural sites and museums to receive e-ticketing upgrade

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Greek museums, cultural sites and monuments are set for a digital revamp to improve the visitor experience, with Alternate Economy Minister Nikos Papathanasis and Culture Minister Lina Mendoni announcing €29.5m (£25m/$31m) in recovery funding.

According to Greek Travel Pages (GTP), the funding will allow for the upgrade of the e-ticketing systems for 100 sites across Greece. The project will be implemented by the Greek Culture Ministry and overseen by the Hellenic Organisation of Cultural Resources Development. 

At present, only 28 sites offer online ticketing options, with plans for new digital services and applications to be added to the e-system, boosting the experience for visitors. 

As reported by GTP, Culture Minister Mendoni said: “Following today’s agreement, the electronic ticket system will be expanded to 72 more archaeological sites, while innovative interactive tools will be introduced offering personalised information to visitors.”

Alternate Economy Minister Papathanasis added: “The government is implementing projects that improve the daily life of citizens, strengthen the country’s international image and create surplus value through the use of technology and digital tools in culture.”