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April 19th is the anniversary of the death of British poet turned Greek folk hero Lord Byron, who succumbed to pneumonia in Messolonghi on this date in 1824. In 2008, Greece decided to make his deathday a holiday for the celebration of Greek culture. While it should not impact travel, visitors to Greece can expect extra free cultural events to be staged in his honor. Ask locally to find out what's happening nearby.
Places named for the hero, such as the Vyronas, are particularly likely to be commemorating their namesake.
It's another "free" day in Greece for International Monuments Day. You can take advantage of free admissions to museums and archaeological sites on April 18th.
Not right for your travel schedule? Check this list for many other free dates to visit Greek cultural sites.