Is Acropolis closed May 1st for Holiday?

Apr 28th, 2008, 09:45 PM
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Is Acropolis closed May 1st for Holiday?

We were planning to visit the Acropolis and museums on Thursday, May 1st. But, it looks like that day is a national holiday..Labour Day and many things will be closed.

However, in a guide book I read that admission to the Acropolis is free on national holidays. Does anybody know whether it or any other museums, etc. will be open on Thursday, the 1st? Thanks
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Apr 29th, 2008, 06:37 AM
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Apr 29th, 2008, 06:52 AM
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The Acropolis web site says it is closed May 1. Gives a list of free days, and May 1 is not in it.
http://odysseus.culture.gr/h/3/eh355.jsp?obj_id=2384
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Apr 29th, 2008, 07:13 AM
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Thank You!
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Apr 29th, 2008, 08:22 AM
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We were in Athens on May 1, 2006 and it was closed. We spent the day walking on Filopappou Hill nearby. There are a lot of ruins on the hill, including a very interesting Roman monument atop it. The hill was blanketed in wildflowers and we saw many local families gathering flowers throughout the day. Later, we noticed that they wove the flowers into wreaths that hung on their doors.
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Apr 29th, 2008, 11:07 PM
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Thank you! I was hoping that somebody would suggest some things to do. We have hit many closed days on our travels. But that's been okay, with lots to do still.
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Hi seeksocean,

I definitely suggest walking around on Filopappou hill for a few hours to see the ruins, people watch, and peek into the very old church. All the shops and restaurants in the Plaka were open, and many of the churches were open as well. We also enjoyed a lovely walk through Anafiotika (sp?), one of the oldest neighborhoods in the Plaka. It was settled by people from the Cycladic islands and the home styles are very similar to what you'd see on Mykonos or Santorini. On May 1, the windows and doors will be decked out with beautiful wildflower wreaths.
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