The Acropolis Museum celebrates its 9th anniversary today, June 20. Museum officials have decided to keep the museum exhibits open until midnight, with admission free after 8 pm.
Recently ranked one of the 20 best museums of the world, the Acropolis Museum celebrates its fifth anniversary this month. On Friday June 20th a series of events including a concert by Leon of Athens highlight the momentous occasion.
The single greatest symbol of Greece, the one image that has adorned millions of postcards; the Parthenon, is perched high atop the plateau that gives this ancient Greek complex its name, the Acropolis. But, like the part of the proverbial iceberg visible above the water, this marvelous pinnacle is but a fraction of the glory of Greece, even touristic glory. Another more practical wonder awaits Athens visitors, what is known as the Athenian Riviera.
The Interministerial Committee for Asset Restructuring and Privatizations (ICARP) in conjunction with the Greek Ministry of Finance and other entities, will now “fast track” the privatization of the Ellinikon airport area for development. The addition of five star hotels and other accommodations will transform this area of Athens into a thriving component of Greece’s new tourism initiative.