Greece showcases some of archaeological sites that will reopen on May 18 (VIDEO) 2

«Λίγο ακόμα/ θα ιδούμε τις αμυγδαλιές ν΄ ανθίζουν/ τα μάρμαρα να λάμπουν στον ήλιο/ τη θάλασσα να κυματίζει/ Λίγο ακόμα/ Να σηκωθούμε λίγο ψηλότερα…» Γιώργος Σεφέρης

A little more / we’ll see the almond trees blooming / the marbles shining in the sun / the sea waving / A little more / Let’s get a little higher…” Giorgos Seferis’ poetry is accompanied with footage of some of the most important archaeological sites in Greece, on the occasion of their reopening on Monday, May 18.

The video was released by the Greek Ministry of Culture.

Since March 13, as a precautionary measure to help control the spread of the deadly virus, museums and archaeological sites in Greece have been closed.

Last week Culture and Sports Minister Lina Mendoni announced a series of coronavirus (Covid-19) safe-distancing rules that will apply to outdoor cinemas, museums and archaeological sites.

Archaeological sites are scheduled to re-open on May 18, open-air cinemas on June 1, and museums on June 15.

More specifically, only a set number of visitors will be allowed into museums each hour and they will be required to maintain a 2-meter distance from each other. The use of masks and antiseptic hand gel are highly recommended.

With regard to archaeological sites, a restricted number of visitors will be allowed to enter the space every hour and will be required to keep a safe distance of 1.5 meters from one another.