Southwest corner of the frieze, from which began the two streams of the Panathenaic procession.

The Panathenaic festival

Saturday, 14 March, 2015

The Panathenaic festival, held by all Athenians in honour of the goddess Athena on the Acropolis, was the most representative event of the ancient city. Together with the Archaeologist-Hosts, visitors will explore the material testimonies of this festival in the Museum’s galleries, and discuss its forms and content, its evolution in time, its significance in the lives of the city’s inhabitants, as well as the participants in its events, and its spectators.

The gallery talk 'The Panathenaic festival' is part of the program Alternating Gallery Talks of the Acropolis Museum.

Useful Information

Greek: Saturday 14 March 2015, at 1 a.m.
English: Saturday talks can also be given in English, upon email request (learningattheacropolismuseum [dot] gr)
Duration: 40 minutes
Participation is limited to 30 visitors per session.
The gallery talk is free of charge. Only the general admission fee to the Museum is required.
Coupons are available everyday on a first-in first-served basis. For further details, please refer to the Information Desk at the Museum entrance.
Meeting point: Information Desk