The Association of Greek Archaeologists, in an announcement on Monday, asked for the opening of all archaeological sites and museums with the necessary health protection measures and free admission for their first month of operation. Additionally, it joined its voice with that of “artists and those working in the culture sector”, asking the government to “immediately set out the required special health protocols in order for theatres and other areas of cultural expression to open with safety”.

“We are now entering the fourth month in which all cultural venues, among them the museums and the archaeological sites, are closed. The digital actions and the online activities developed are not enough to meet people’s need for experiental contact with culture, something that became more apparent during the period of the first quarantine. Culture in all its aspects is a real need,” said the announcement.