Athen’s Acropolis is in danger of being degraded by highly controversial construction approved by Greece’s Ministry of Culture.
Incoming prime minister and twit Boris Johnson says he just loves Greece. But Elgin Marbles are British?
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.
Good things come in small packages, and nowhere is that more obvious than on the tiny Greek island of Mykonos. All 100 square kilometers of it are alive with a spirit unrivaled in the world.