ACROPOLIS - THE ACROPOLIS ARCHEOLOGICAL MUSEUM
The Acropolis (1.1 km)
The Acropolis of Athens, a UNESCO world heritage monument, is an ancient citadel located on a high rocky outcrop above the city of Athens and containing the remains of several ancient buildings of great architectural and historic significance, the most famous being the Parthenon, a temple dedicated primarily to the city patron, the goddess Athena. The most celebrated myths of ancient Athens, its greatest religious festivals, earliest cults and several decisive events in the city's history are all connected to this sacred precinct. The monuments of the Acropolis stand in harmony with their natural setting. These unique masterpieces of ancient architecture combine different orders and styles of Classical art in a most innovative manner and have influenced art and culture for many centuries. The Acropolis of the fifth century BC is the most accurate reflection of the splendour, power and wealth of Athens at its greatest peak, the golden age of Perikles.
The New Acropolis Museum (0.70km)
The new Acropolis museum is considered one of the most important archeological museums in Athens and ranks among the most important museums of the world. It is focused on the findings of the archaeological site of the Acropolis of Athens. The museum was built to house every artifact found on the rock and on its feet, from the Mycenaean Period to Roman and Byzantine Greece. It lies on the archaeological site of Makrygianni and the ruins of a part of Roman and early Byzantine Athens. The museum was founded in 2003 and opened to the public on June 21, 2009. Nearly 4,000 objects are exhibited over an area of 14,000 square meters.