The Acropolis of Athens is a rocky hill, inhabited from the 3rd millennium BC. It is inaccessible from all sides except the western side, where the fortified entrance, decorated with the splendid Propylaea, is located.
The Parthenon is the largest and most notable building of the Acropolis and has been the admiration of the world for centuries. Work on the construction of this marble temple of Athena began in 447 BC. under the direction of the architects Iktinou and Kallikratis.
The Athenian Acropolis was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1987.
The new Acropolis Museum, the back of which faces our residence, was opened on June 20, 2009 and replaced the first Acropolis Artifact Museum which was laid out southeast of the Parthenon on December 30, 1865 and completed in 1874.
Bernard Tschumi's design incorporates three concepts: light, motion and architectural planning. The building is based on raised pillars placed between the antiquities for the best protection of the archeological site. In some places, inside and outside the building, the floors are transparent, allowing the underlying antiquities to be seen. In May 2013 the British newspaper Sunday Times ranked the Acropolis Museum third in its respective list of the 50 best Museums in the world.
The museum's collections are exhibited on four levels covering a wide period of time from Mycenaean period until the Roman and Early Christian Athens while at the same time lying on the Makrygianni archeological site remnant of Roman and early Byzantine Athens.
It is our great pleasure to take you through ancient Greek Civilization and show you the places where Plato, Socrates, and Aristotle taught.