At OTE Group we consistently support activities that contribute to the preservation and dissemination of our cultural heritage. With technology as a vehicle, driven by education and culture, we demonstrate our interest in the protection of our valuable heritage and the emergence of contemporary artistic creation.
We express and demonstrate our support with a wide range of sponsorship activities throughout Greece, implemented with the know-how and innovative products of our Group.
Advanced broadband (Wi-Fi) services in 20 archaeological sites
In cooperation with the Greek Ministry of Culture and Sport, COSMOTE has launched the provision of free WiFi at 20 archaeological sites and museums throughout Greece. By 2018, Wi-Fi access was already in place at the Acropolis, Delphi, Akrotiri on Santorini, the Knights’ Palace and Archeology Museum on Rhodes, the Athens Byzantine Museum, Eleftherna Museum on Crete, the Archeological Museums at Heraklion and Thessaloniki, Spinaloga, and at the Delos museum and archeological site.
The archeological sites at Knossos and Sounio, the Royal Tombs (Vergina), the National Archeological Museum, Ancient Olympia, the Acropolis on Lindos, Ancient Epidaurus, the Acropolis of Mycenae,the Museum of Byzantine Culture, ancient Dodoni, and ancient Corinth will be the next sites to go online. COSMOTE is investing more than € 2 million to harness the power of technology and promote Greek cultural heritage.
The project includes the study, design, and development of wireless network infrastructures at selected locations by the Ministry of Culture and Sport, provision of the necessary equipment, operation and maintenance of the networks, and free wireless Wi-Fi internet for three years. Free WiFi provision will be completed in the course of 2019.
Contemporary artistic creation at the Onassis Cultural Foundation
At OTE Group we support the abundance of creativity at the Onassis Cultural Foundation, which includes more than 90 theater, music and visual productions, lectures and conferences aimed at promoting Greek culture as well as educational programs with guided tours, interactive games for children, workshops and seminars for adults, school groups, young people and families.
Support for the Soundscapes - Landscapes application, which guides visitors, with the use of tablets and smartphones, on a poetic ride of sound and image in the Neos Kosmos neighborhood, continues up until today.