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eticketing system for a few major archeological sites

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eticketing system for a few major archeological sites

it started today..

https://etickets.tap.gr/

click on EN at the right top for english.

it covers very few sites in athens,crete and the peloponnese for now.

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1. Re: eticketing system for a few major archeological sites

I was just reading about it here,

amna.gr/en/article/277581/Online-e-ticketing…

Let’s hope the pilot scheme is successful & they get other sites added soon :)

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2. Re: eticketing system for a few major archeological sites

At last....! !

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3. Re: eticketing system for a few major archeological sites

The eticket system looks great! A question though, I tried it out (without completing purchase yet) for the Acropolis. It shows single use entry (20E) or single use reduced (10E) but I don't see any explanation for eligibility for the reduced rate. Half price is a substantial difference!

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4. Re: eticketing system for a few major archeological sites

It’s all here,

odysseus.culture.gr/h/3/eh355.jsp?obj_id=2384

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5. Re: eticketing system for a few major archeological sites

It is only working for July and August.

No date in september is working: "E-ticketing service is not available for this specific selection."

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6. Re: eticketing system for a few major archeological sites

Amazing! We are leaving for Athens in a little over a week. Has anyone used this yet with success? I’m always a little nervous with brand new systems!

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7. Re: eticketing system for a few major archeological sites

stefanprisacariu keep checking,i am sure the september tickets will come up in time.

Richellekrista,since it started today i am sure no one has used it yet..hopefully in time someone will come back with his experience..it is not a big deal though,it is done by the cultural ministry of the country,so no fear for scams, etc.

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8. Re: eticketing system for a few major archeological sites

That's a great idea, hopefully it will reduce the queues to get into these places. I only wonder if it's part of a longer term plan to limit visitor numbers?

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9. Re: eticketing system for a few major archeological sites

Thank you Yiassus for pointing to the explanations of the reduced rates.

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10. Re: eticketing system for a few major archeological sites

I used it today, a friend I was going to meet said they wanted to do Hadrian’s Library this morning, so I said I’d join them!

Bought my ticket, received an email with a pdf to download, looks as if it should be printed out & folded, it has the ticket part, a map of the site etc.

I did not print it out, showed my phone zoomed in on the ticket part (you can screenshot this bit beforehand), lady in the ticket booth said it was her first one like that :) She scanned the QR code, the same as she would on the paper ticket, that was it, I was in!

Although you still have to go to the ticket booth it will shorten queues considerably, the guy in front of me paying by card took about 4 minutes, the one in front of him took nearly as long, paying by cash, I took 30 seconds!

Hope that helps :)

Edited: 5:55 am, July 20, 2018
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