10 YEARS OF ACROPOLIS MUSEUM
In the “Gallery of the Slopes of the Acropolis” on the museum’s ground floor, visitors may take a look at things that Athenians used in their everyday life, as well as findings of the slopes of the Acropolis. The impressive nine-meter high, naturally lit first floor hosts the “Archaic Gallery” with magnificent sculptures that graced the first Acropolis temples. On this floor the five Caryatids, the maiden columns that held up the Erechtheion, are also to be seen, with the sixth being in the British Museum. The glass-encased “Parthenon Gallery” on the third floor hosts the temple’s 160m-long frieze, as it once was, following the building’s layout and giving the visitor the possibility to stroll along.
To celebrate the 10 years since the museum’s first opening, this summer an excavation site is set to open, enhancing the museum experience and offering insight into life in antiquity. The excavation site is located below the museum and will be highlighted through special lighting effects, informative signage and digital applications. It will also be accessible to people with disability via ramps.
Apart from the exhibitions, many events are also taking place inside museum’s restaurant, which offers a breathtaking view to the Acropolis. Every Friday evening live jazz performances are taking place, while every Thursday afternoon you may listen to live harp melodies.