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Emblematic director of Acropolis Museum, Dimitris Pandermalis, passes away

The president of the board of directors of the new Acropolis Museum and Archaeology Professor Dimitris Pandermalis, has died at the age of 82. He died in Thessaloniki following a few days of hospitalization. “History can make us wiser,” the emblematic archaeology professor said once about people’s relationship with the …

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August Full Moon major events in Athens, Thessaloniki

The Acropolis Museum and the National Archaeological Museum as well as the Museum of Byzantine Culture in Thessaloniki are only some of the Greek museums celebrating the August full moon on Friday, August 12, 2022 with special events with entrance free of charge. 105 archaeological sites, museums, historical monuments will …

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Statue of Athena handed out to Palermo Museum in exchange of Fagan fragment

A statue of goddess Athena from the Acropolis Museum was handed out to the Antonino Salinas Regional Archaeological Museum in Palermo, Sicily, Greece’s Culture Ministry announced on Wednesday. Athena will be exhibited in Palermo in exchange of the so-called Fagan fragment from the Parthenon frieze that was borrowed to the …

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Ten rare Parthenon fragments return “home” to the Acropolis Museum

Ten fragments of the sculptural decoration of the Parthenon will be transferred to the Acropolis Museum from the warehouse of the National Archaeological Museum, where they have been kept until now. The fragments include parts of human figures from the eastern and southern frieze of the Parthenon and its northern …

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Free admission to archeological sites, museums, monuments Sept 27-29

Greeks and tourists will have the possibility to take advantage of the free admission to the Greece’s archaeological sites and museums in the last weekend of September 2019. The Greek Culture Ministry offers the free admission on the occasion of “World Tourism Day” and the “European Heritage Days 2019.” On …

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Acropolis Museum celebrates 10th anniversary with series of events June 2019

The Acropolis Museum celebrates its 10th anniversary with a series of events that include among others a walk-through excavation of an ancient Athenian neighborhood, a photography show and a concert by famous composer Stavros Xarchakos. The events aim to thank the 14,500,000 Greek and foreign visitors who cross the museums …

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“Medea and other friends”: A show takes tourists to 5th century BC in ancient Athens

A daily show in English next to the Acropolis Museum offers tourists a unique experience: to be transported to 5th century BC in ancient Athens and have the opportunity to talk with “Medea and other friends” from the ancient Greek world. “During his visit to the Acropolis, an unsuspecting tourist …

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Reunification of Parthenon Marbles is fair and essential, says Greece’s President

“Reunification of the Parthenon Marbles is fair and essential,” said the President of the Hellenic Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos. The struggle to return the sculptures “is not only about Greece and its historical and cultural heritage, but also about culture as a whole, given that its result will be a real …

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Free entrance to Acropolis Museum on national holiday March 25

Entrance to the Acropolis Museum will be free of charge for all visitors from 09:00 until 18:00 on March 25, a national holiday that commemorates the start of the Greek Revolution against Ottoman rule in 1821. Visitors will have the opportunity to participate in tours of the Museum’s galleries that …

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Acropolis Museum offers free admission on October 28th

Like every year on Greece’s  National Holiday on October 28th, the Acropolis Museum open its gates to visitors free of charge. The Museum will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Visitors will be able to tour through the permanent exhibitions of the Acropolis Museum that include findings of …

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Acropolis Museum among World Top 10 in TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice

Travel planning and booking site TripAdvisor announced the winners of its Travelers’ Choice awards for Museums.  The Acropolis Museum in Athens ranks 6th  on the list of World’s Top 10 Museums. Award winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings …

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Acropolis Museum: Free entrance on Greece’s Independence Day, March 25

The Acropolis Museum will celebrate Greece’s Independence Day on Sunday, March 25, with free entrance to the permanent exhibits, the current exhibition on the Eleusinian mysteries, and other events, it said on Thursday. The museum will be open from 09:00 to 20:00. Ongoing events on March 25 include the following: …

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“Avgi”, the girl that lived 9,000 years ago: Greek and Swedish experts reconstruct her face

Archaeologists called her Avgi – Dawn – because she lived at the dawn of today’s civilization. Last time anyone saw her face was nearly 9,000 years ago.  She lived in Thessaly, Central Greece, at the end of the Mesolithic period around 7000 B.C. Greek and Swedish scientists reconstructed her face …

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Obama tours the Acropolis Museum

US President Barack Obama toured the Museum of Acropolis after a visit to the Parthenon on Wednesday morning. In Acropolis Musuem Obama was wearing suit and a tie, while he went to  Acropolis in casual look. picture by US Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt  #Acropolis Barack Obama is expected at the Stavros …

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