On the occasion of the Greek National Holiday on Monday 25 March 2019, the Acropolis Museum invites visitors to enjoy the permanent collections with free entry from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and to participate in walks through the Museum exhibition galleries, making unanticipated stops and various discussions, together with Archaeologist-Hosts.

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From Friday 14 December 2018 onwards the Acropolis Museum will offer visitors a fresh look at the temporary exhibition "from the forbidden city: imperial apartments of Qianlong", as 12 important artworks will be withdrawn due to the fragility of the materials from which they are made and they will be replaced by the same number of works of equal historical and artistic value. Read more.

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Our good luck charm for 2019 is inspired by one of the decorative details of the architecture of the first, large temple of Athens, the Hekatompedon (early 6th cent. BC). This first grand “Parthenon” signified the beginning of the great dominance of the city of Athens in the early 6th century BC. The decorative detail consists of incides, painted palmettes and lotus flowers. Υοu can see the Hekatompedon in the Archaic Gallery on the first floor. Find out more about the luck charm and other Christmas gifts.

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