Greece to set up ‘visitor zones’ at Acropolis to tackle long queues

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Greece’s Culture Minister Lina Mendoni said visitor zones will be implemented at the Acropolis in Athens to address the problem of long tourist queues.

This comes after Mendoni confirmed that visits to the ancient monument have increased by 80 per cent compared to the corresponding period in 2019.

Photos have also emerged recently on social media of long queues of tourists waiting in the sun to visit the Acropolis.

Photo: kathimerini.gr

According to Mono News, Mendoni said the zones program has been designed since last October and is 95 percent ready to be applied. The visitor zones will be in place in July.

The zones will involve a specific number of tickets for specific hours, something that mainly has to do with big group visits, such as cruise visitors who cover the mornings until 2pm.

Shade as people wait in queues, as well as drinkable water outside the entrance of the archaeological site, will follow soon.

Sources: kathimerini.com, mononews

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