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Acropolis Museum Turns 12 on Sunday

Photo source: @Acropolis Museum

AthensAcropolis Museum on Sunday, June 20, will celebrate its 12th anniversary and offer reduced entry (at 5 euros) to all its exhibition areas.

After remaining closed for more than six months due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, the Acropolis Museum reopened its doors in mid-May under strict safety measures.

“The Acropolis Museum, now refreshed and renewed, will welcome its visitors on the day of its birthday starting at 8am and until 8pm with reduced entry,” an announcement said.

Marathon-Salamis. In traces of myth and history

Visitors will also have the opportunity to participate in the new thematic presentation “Marathon-Salamis. In traces of myth and history” and 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.

Athena Nike Temple. South frieze. Corner block a. – The south frieze of the Temple of Athena Nike most probably depicts the Greeks’ victorious battle against the Persians at Marathon in 490 BC, where the Athenians played a leading role. Photo source: Acropolis Museum

The presentations will take place on the following days and hours:

Greek: 12 noon, 4 p.m. & 6 p.m.
English: 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.

Participation is limited to 8 visitors per session. For registration, visitors may 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 use the whisper guide system headsets (provided by the Museum).

Following the Museum’s birthday, this thematic presentation will be offered to Museum visitors every Friday and Sunday.

More information is available at

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