Free Wi-Fi in Greek Archaeological sites & Museums
Twenty (20) of the largest archaeological sites and museums in Greece will gradually gain access to advanced broadband services after the signing of a memorandum of cooperation between the Ministry of Culture & Sports and Cosmote mobile operator. The total deal is expected to cost €2 million with the aim of utilizing technology to better showcase and promote the vast Greek cultural heritage and history.
The project includes the study, design and development of wireless network infrastructures at selected points by the Ministry of Culture & Sports, the provision of the necessary equipment, the operation and maintenance of the networks, and the free provision of wireless Wi Fi internet for three Years.
Already, Greeks and foreign visitors are enjoying free Wi-Fi in the Byzantine & Christian Museum in Athens and the Archeological Museum of the Medieval town in Rhodes.
By the end of this year, the service will extend to the following sites:
Acropolis of Athens
National Archeological Museum (Athens)
Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounio
Archeological site of Ancient Corinth (Prefecture of Korinthia)
Archeological Museum of Thessaloniki
Museum of Byzantine Culture of Thessaloniki
Archeological site of Knossos (Crete island)
Spinalonga (Crete island)
Archeological Museum of Heraklion (Crete island)
Archeological site of Delphi (Prefecture of Fokida)
Museum of the Royal Tombs at Aigai (Prefecture of Imathia)
Akrotiri of Thera (Santorini island)
Archeological site of Delos (Mykonos island)
Archeological site of Olympia (Prefecture of Ilia)
Acropolis of Lindos (Rhodes island)
Ancient Epidaurus (Prefecture of Argolis)
Acropolis of Mycenae (Prefecture of Argolis)
Ancient Theatre of Dodoni (Prefecture of Ioanina)
Access to faster internet facilities will allow museums and sites to develop new interactive methods of displaying artifacts and exhibits to visitors.
The museums and sites to offer Wi-Fi to visitors were selected by the Greek Ministry of Culture & Sports based on popularity and visitation figures.