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19 Greek museums with free internet

04 December 2015 / 21:12:37  GRReporter
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Recently prices in Greek museums and archaeological sites went up, but it did not entail any additional amenities for visitors. They offer no internet connection, and, as Dimitris Athanasoulis, an official of the archaeological department of the Cycladic Islands, said at the last meeting of the Central Archaeological Council, even the signal of mobile operators is almost non-existent on the island of Delos.

But the situation is about to change, thanks to Cosmote, the largest Greek mobile operator. With Cosmote's help, 19 museums and archaeological sites in Greece will be equipped with a free internet connection and digital guiding software.

The project will initially be piloted – probably early next spring, at four sites – Akrotiri in Santorini, Delos Island, the Palace of the Grand Master in Rhodes and the Christian and Byzantine Museum in Athens.

Broadband voice services will be provided as well as data transmission and internet connectivity through 3G/4G/Wi-Fi technology across archaeological sites, monuments and museums.

The Central Archaeological Council has already approved the donation, and now a plan should be adopted for each of the museums and archaeological sites. Among them are: the National Archaeological Museum in Athens, the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion in Crete, the archaeological site in Sounion near Athens, Ancient Olympia in the Peloponnese, the Lindos Acropolis in Rhodes, the Knossos Palace in Crete, the Delphi archaeological site in the Viotia area, the archaeological site and the theater at Epidaurus (Peloponnese), the Acropolis at Mycenae (Peloponnese), Spinalonga island in the Gulf of Mirabello, Crete, the royal tombs at Vergina, the ancient theatre of Dodona (Epirus) and Ancient Corinth.

The Athens Acropolis is also covered by the program, and the free internet connection became a fact in August this year.


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