Yes, it is indeed fascinating!
The Acropolis Museum is worldwide known and rated as one of the best museums in the world. Designed by the New Yorker, Bernard Tschumi and the Greek architect, Michael Photiadis, it combines the ancient and modern parts of the city. It is a luminous architectural box, right under the sacred rock of the Acropolis and it is the perfect sanctuary for all the ancient artifacts that were found in and around Parthenon and the surrounding temples.
Even if you are visiting Athens for a day, you should definitely visit the astonishing Acropolis Museum.
Have a look at these smart tips that will make your visit even better.
Tip 1: Acropolis Museum by night?
Yes! Every Friday until 10:00 pm and on August Full Moon and on European Night of Museums, it operates until 12 midnight.
Tip 2: The Museum Archaeologist Hosts!
Museum archaeologist hosts are available on Tuesdays & Wednesdays 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and on Saturdays 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. You may discuss with them subjects of your choice related to the exhibition, the Museum itself, and life in antiquity in relation to modern society. They can be found near the exhibits and can accompany you on your personal journey in the ancient and modern worlds showing you rich visual material, with the assistance of tablets. You’ll find them wearing large red and white badges and they will give you information in English, French and Greek.
Tip 3: The Acropolis Museum restaurant!
Enjoy dishes based on traditional recipes and panoramic views of the Acropolis! Every Friday, the Restaurant on the second floor is open until 12 midnight offering dinner, drinks, live jazz music and night views of the Acropolis…
Tip 4: Have fun with your children!
During the winter months, festive periods and summertime is an opportunity for children aged 4 to 6 and 7 to 12 to engage with the Museum by taking part in workshops with alternating themes led by Museum Archaeologist-Hosts and the Acropolis Restoration Service Education Team.
Enjoy this #TouriusExperience at the Acropolis Museum
*Written by Polymnia Panagiotopoulou Photo credit: Nikos Daniilidis A special thank you to the team of the Acropolis Museum, who kindly allowed us to use these beautiful photographs.