The EKO Acropolis Rally 2022 will take place September 8 – 11 and kick off from a special stage to be created at the Olympic Stadium in Athens, the organizers of the event announced on Monday.
During an event at the Olympic Stadium, Deputy Sports Minister and EKO Acropolis Rally Organizing Committee President Lefteris Avgenakis invited the rally’s friends to participate in the opening ceremony to be held at the “ΕΚΟ Super Special Stage @ Olympic Stadium” on September 8.
“The upgraded Olympic Stadium will feature a 2km asphalt route. It will open its doors to the rally’s friends, regardless of gender or age, and bring action in front of its comfortable seats,” he said.
The aim of the organizing committee is for this special route to become the highlight of the year for Greek sports and the World Rally Championship (WRC).
Tickets for the “ΕΚΟ Super Special Stage @ Olympic Stadium” event are already available from 10 euros at viva.gr.
Additional routes and parallel events
Also known as the “rally of gods”, the Acropolis Rally returned to Greece in 2021 following an 8-year absence.
The mega event will take place in Greece during September 8-11 and host some of world’s best rally drivers and advanced cars.
Furthermore, the EKO Acropolis Rally 2022 will include three additional special routes:
– the14,02km “Harvati” in Corinth
– the 21.21km “Leivadia” (also known as “Evangelistria”) and
– the 17.45km “Dapfni” in Tanagra.
Parallel events will include special road safety activities and the finals of the eSports WRC to take place at the Olympic Stadium.
Acropolis Rally helps tourism promotion
The Acropolis Rally is expected to bring multiple benefits to Greece and support Greek tourism.
According to Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) Secretary General Dimitris Fragakis, the rally last year boosted Greece’s promotion to more than 180 countries.
Fragakis said the event enhanced Greece’s brand abroad and promoted lesser-known Greek destinations. Moreover, positive impressions on social media reached 40 million during the 2021 event.
Referring to the EKO Acropolis Rally 2022, he highlighted that the GNTO will contribute to the organization of the event and launch promotional actions through the organization’s 17 offices abroad.