Here is our section with things to see and do in Acropolis Athens. Discover 7 interesting sightseeing in Acropolis, with detailed description, exact location on Google map, photos and reviews from visitors. You can also view more sightseeing in other locations of Athens.
The New Acropolis Museum was inaugurated in June 2009 and it is housed in a modern building right opposite the site of the Acropolis. The items displayed in the New Acropolis Museum were all found on excavations on the Acropolis. The most famous display is the frieze of Parthenon Temple. The unfortunate thing is that pieces of this frieze are missing, as they are housed in the British Museum in London.
This private museum is a centre for international jewelry studies. It exhibits the beautiful creations of Ilias Lalaounis, a famous Athenian jeweller and goldsmith, elected member to the French Academy des Beaux-Arts.
The home and studio of Spyros Vassiliou (1902-1985) is now open to the public as a museum and archive. The Atelier recomposes the artistic progression of one of the most acclaimed, reputed and prolific exponents of contemporary Greek art, displaying a large number of his works in a wonderful setting just across the Herodus Atticus Odeon, under the Acropolis.
This is a unique interactive museum that uses various exhibits, toys and fairy tales in order to help children understand the world of emotions. It frequently organizes seminars, workshops and drama performances. It is found in a walking distance from the metro stations of Acropolis and Syggrou-Fix.
The Acropolis is also known as the Sacred Rock. Famous all over the world as the symbol of Greece and the Greek culture, the Acropolis stands on the highest spot of the city. Just opposite the site, there is the new Acropolis Museum.
The Theatre of Herodes Atticus, or else Herodeion, is one of the most impressive monuments of Athens. Located on the southern slopes of the Acropolis, the theatre was built in 161 BC by Herodes Atticus, a wealthy Roman general in memory of his wife, Regilla. It has exceptional accoustic capacities and can sit up to 5,000 spectators. Performances of the Athens-Epidaurus Festival are held there in summer.
This theatre is the most important and oldest theatre of Athens. It is located on the south eastern slopes of the Acropolis. This is the site where the Festival of Great Dionysia used to take place. Thise festival was of great cultural importance and welcomed great play writers, such as Sophocles or Euripides. The theatre was later renovated with marble and had a capacity of 17.000 seats. Very little of the theatre survives today.
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