The Soul of Greece at the Acropolis Museum

Home to masterpieces of Archaic and Classical art, the museum is a symbol of Greece’s role as a treasurer of world heritage.


IN NUMBERS

9,536,594 Total number of visitors from June 2009 until May 2016

146,978 students visited the Museum. 33% were from foreign schools

32,000 The record for daily visitors, recorded on August 29, 2015, day of the full moon

641,534 unique visitors used the Museum’s website in 2015

On average 4,000 people visit the Museum daily. Approximately 75% attend individually and 25% visit as part of a group

412,942 followers on Facebook

8,763 students attended educational programs

11th The Acropolis Museum’s ranking in TripAdvisor’s Top 25 Museums  in the World

65% of visitors come from other countries, including the US (15%), France (7%), the UK and Italy (5% each), Germany, Spain and Australia (3% each) and China (2%)

At the Acropolis Museum, the details hold the key. From the soaring modern architectural features of the building itself and the ruins of an ancient, once-crowded neighborhood visible in excavations outside, to the scenes of women’s rituals and ancient everyday life found on classical vases inside, in the Acropolis Slopes Gallery. However one also has to look beyond polished marble surfaces and stunning sculptural forms, and remember what is now missing, before they can fully appreciate the soul of ancient Greece.

Traces of once-bright paint still cling to Archaic Kore (maiden) statues; striding Caryatid ladies and graceful Nike goddesses attend to their sacred rituals; intricately carved original panels from the Parthenon’s metopes and frieze stand ready for inspection beside casts of their brethren now in foreign museums; while the view to the Acropolis and surrounding city, framed within the top-floor gallery’s all-glass walls, provides an inspiring bonus display to the museum’s already superb exhibits. Take a moment as well to appreciate the friendly staff, the well-stocked book/souvenir shops and the excellent roof-top restaurant and café, offering delicious, innovative fare.

INFO

ACROPOLIS MUSEUM
15 Dionysiou Areopagitou • Tel.: (+30) 210.900.0900 
Opening hours: Mon: 08:00 — 16:00 · Tue – Wed – Thu – Sat – Sun: 08:00 — 20:00, Fri: 08:00 — 22:00 p.m.  
• Last admission is half an hour before closing. • General Admission : 5 €



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