On Sunday 20 June 2021 the Acropolis Museum celebrates its twelfth anniversary, having undergone its most difficult year to date, as it remained closed to the public for more than six months due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Acropolis Museum, now refreshed and renewed, welcomes its visitors on the day of its birthday from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m., with reduced entry (5 euro) to all exhibition areas. Additionally, visitors will have the opportunity to participate in the new thematic presentation “Marathon-Salamis. In traces of myth and history”.
In this presentation, visitors will discuss with the Museum’s archaeologists about the Persian wars and their significance for the western world, the colliding opponents and the role played by gods and goddesses, the importance of the Marathon battle in the victory of the Salamis naval battle, the price paid by the Acropolis and how it was transfigured into creation and, finally, how the great moments of history are depicted in the exhibits of the Acropolis Museum.
Greek: 12 noon, 4 p.m. & 6 p.m.
English: 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.
Participation: Limited to 8 visitors per session. For registration, please refer to the Information Desk at the Museum entrance on the same day. First-in first-served. It is necessary to wear a protective mask (not provided by the Museum) and to use the whisper guide system headsets (provided by the Museum).
Price: The general admission fee (5 euro for this particular day) to the Museum is required.
Following the Museum’s birthday, this thematic presentation will be offered to Museum visitors every Friday and every Sunday. More information www.theacropolismuseum.gr.