Greece: Culture for Free

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It’s free
Photo by Jaci Daskarolis

Remember your travel assistant Zac? He’s the guy who hipped us to this great news:

If you are 19 or under, you can enjoy free admission to all Ministry of Culture sites in Greece. This basically means that more than 1000 archaeological sites, museums, and other cultural places of interest managed by the Greek state are free to enter. You also receive this benefit if you are a student attending an EU university over the age of 19, provided that you have proof of your student status.

If you are over 19, in possession of an international student identification card (ISIC), and attend a non-EU university, you pay 50% admission to all Ministry of Culture sites.

Do it up, Cheapos.

About the author

In order to keep a promise she and her brother had made to their grandmother (and to simultaneously fulfill one of her own dreams) Kaymaria left her beloved hometown of Oakland, California and headed to Athens in time for the 2004 Olympics. Today, she continues to work and play in the Greek capital, where you may find her writing atop Lykavittos, road-tripping with overseas guests, enjoying Athens cafés with friends, dancing to Greek hip-hop music, or reading Greek subtitles in an outdoor cinema. The daughter of two life-long educators and enthusiastic travelers, Kaymaria has explored North America, Mexico, and Europe. It was not until she spent a year as an exchange student at The University of York in England, however, that she discovered that she does not actually speak English.

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