10 Years Acropolis Museum
Written by maya gaki - 20th Jun 2019
This year in June, Athens is an international attraction and one of Europe’s top urban destinations. The Athens Fetival, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, the archaeological sites, the new trendy neighborhoods, the beautiful Athens Riviera are of lasting value. We will refer separately to the Acropolis Museum as it celebrates its 10th anniversary with a series of events and actions, from Wednesday the 19th το Friday the 21st of June.
June 19, 20 & 21 2019
On Wednesday, June 19, the Museum will extend its opening hours until midnight offering free entrance to all visitors. Those who are fortunate enough to be there will enjoy a unique concert conducted by the great Greek composer Stavros Xarchakos. An orchestra of renowned Greek soloists will perform under the summer moonlight. Visitors will enjoy melodies composed by Stavros Xarchakos, Mikis Theodorakis, Vasilis Tsitsanis, Markos Vamvakaris and Manos Hadjidakis.
On Thursday, 20 June 2019, on the occasion of the Acropolis Museum’s 10th birthday, entrance will be free from 08:00 to 20:00.
A city under the city
On June 21, a new page opens in the Museum’s history and this moment was long awaited by those of us who visit the museum frequently. The archaeological excavated area of 4,000 sq. meters that lies beneath the museum will be open to the public. An Athenian neighborhood that existed from the classical to the Byzantine years will reviel the amazing world of the past. A neighborhood with houses, workshops, baths, streets and, ultimately, life itself and its pace at various times in the past. It is for sure that the site will ignite your imagination leading to virtual trips back in time.
Soon the site will be enriched with 1200 exhibits along the side of the excavation. The bridges and the glazed surfaces on which visitors can walk-on, will offer a panoramic view of the excavation.
Last but not least, the exceptional exhibition of black-and-white photographs on the ground floor presents the contribution of marble craftsmanship to the restoration of the Acropolis monuments and the Parthenon. The exhibition has been curated by the Committee for the Conservation of the Acropolis Monuments and the Acropolis Restoration Service.
During these 10 years, 15 million people from all over the world have visited the Acropolis Museum. The which has hosted some of the most significant private and public events.
If you are to do only one thing during your visit to Athens then Acropolis and its Museum must be your choice. It goes beyond any consideration or reservation that the Acropolis Museum is among the five most important museums worldwide.
Happy Birthday, Acropolis Museum!