Acropolis Museum in Athens - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
This panorama shows a view of the front of the Acropolis Museum in Athens taken from the Dionysiou Areopagitou, the road that leads past the museum up to the Acropolis itself. The museum is worth visiting, full of additional information about the Acropolis helping put it into context. One of the highlights for me was the Lego model of the Acropolis. This picture was taken in June 2016.
Acropolis Museum in Athens - FURTHER INFORMATION
Acropolis Museum in Athens - Athens visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Acropolis Museum in Athens' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Attica.
The Acropolis Museum lies on the southern side of the Acropolis site in Athens, just opposite the Theatre of Dionysus. The museum opened in 2009 and houses about 4,000 artefacts from the Acropolis itself. Part of ancient Athens lies exposed below the entrance of the museum, which is built above an ancient site. The main galleries within the museum include:
- The Gallery of the Slopes of the Acropolis - finds from the sanctuaries that were founded on the slopes of the Acropolis, and objects that Athenians used in everyday life from all historic periods.
- The Archaic Acropolis Gallery - statues and artefacts from the 7th century BC, until the end of the Persian Wars (480/79 BC).
- The Parthenon Gallery - installation of the frieze of the Parthenon on a cement core which is exactly the same dimensions as the cella of the Parthenon on the hill.
- From the 5th c. BC to the 5th c. AD - collection from this 1,000 year period including the Sanctuary of Artemis Brauronia, the votives of the Classical and Hellenistic Periods and the votives of the Roman Period.
Entrance to the museum is ticketed.
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Road: The main entrance of the Acropolis Museum is on Dionysiou Areopagitou Street. There is a drop-off point for tour buses in Hatzichristou Street and the entrance for groups is in Mitseon Street.
Bus: 'ΦΕΤΗΡΙ' (220)
Walk: Dionysiou Areopagitu