Shopping hours

Supermarkets oppose longer opening hours

It appears uncertain whether the extension of supermarket opening hours would go ahead on Friday after postponements due to reactions by the chains.

Although the longer hours - from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. - were originally supposed to start on Wednesday, their introduction has now been put off until Friday, and Sunday openings for the next month remain to be seen.

Stores close, with some exceptions

Greece's efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus will as of Wednesday extend to the shutdown of the majority of retail stores for at least two weeks. At the same time the government is expanding by two hours daily the opening hours of supermarkets, which will also operate on Sunday, so as to reduce congestion.

Athens museums change opening hours on Sunday for Polytechnic events

The opening hours of Athens' main state-run museums will alter this Sunday (November 17) to accomodate the events held in commemoration of the 1973 Polytechnic students uprising, the Culture Ministry said.
According to the announcement, the working hours will be the following:

Fall sales begin, possibly for the last time

The fall sales started on Friday across Greece and are scheduled to run through November 15.

This could be the last autumn store discount period following complaints by retailers who argue that the spring and fall sales add next to nothing to their annual turnover. In response, the government is considering liberalizing sales and offers regulations.

Museum opening hours extended

Opening hours at museums and archaeological sites around the country will be extended as of Friday.

The new hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The Culture Ministry made the announcement on Thursday, having completed hiring procedures for seasonal staff ahead of the summer period.

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