On the occasion of the Greek National Holiday of the 28th October, the Acropolis Museum brings to life the statue of Athena Parthenos, made of gold and ivory, designed by Phidias for the Parthenon. The Museum invites its visitors on a walk of knowledge about its construction materials and techniques, its myths and allegories, its radiance and its adventures.
Presentations about the lost statue of Athena Parthenos will be held by Museum Archaeologist-Hosts in Greek (at 12 noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m. & 4 p.m.) and in English (at 11 a.m. & 3 p.m.). For registration, please refer to the Information Desk at the Museum entrance on the same day, half an hour before the presentation start time. Limited to 30 visitors per session. First-in first-served.
Moreover, visitors will have the opportunity to see the special exhibition about the great restoration works of the marble craftsmen of the Acropolis, organized by the Committee for the Conservation of the Acropolis Monuments and the Acropolis Restoration Service. The exhibition is staged at the Acropolis Museum with a large number of mega photos that cover entire walls, giving the visitor a sense of being on the Acropolis site and watching the work in situ.
On Monday 28 October the Museum exhibition areas and the archaeological excavation will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. with free entry for all visitors. The restaurant on the second floor will operate during the same hours.