A lone tourist was among the 1st to enter the archaeological site on the Acropolis on Monday, as authorities opened up more than 200 archaeological sites in Greece which had remained closed for 2 months due to the pandemic.
Greek President, accompanied by Culture Minister Lina Mendoni, climbed up the hill several hours later. Her presence sent a powerful message that the country’s tourism sector is gradually returning to normalcy.
Final preparations for the reopening were completed early on Monday. As required, the visitors were keeping appropriate social distance from one another.
Archeological sites are the first of cultural sites in Greece to return to normal operations, followed by open-air summer cinemas on June 1, museums on June 15, and art events on July 15, as Culture Minister announced.