Where: Acropolis Museum
When: Throughout Winter - 14 April 2024
Why Go: Experience events & educational walks at one of the world's greatest museums

The Acropolis Museum has counted more than 15 million people through its doors since opening in 2009. Visitors can expect a full programme of exhibitions, lectures, musical interludes along with the fascinating excavation area beneath the museum that was once an ancient Athenian neighbourhood.

Skip the line e-tickets are available to purchase here in advance


EXHIBITION: ‘Meanings’. Personifications and Allegories from Antiquity to Today

Acropolis Museum Events Exhibition

Photograph: Studio Panoulis

How are Jealousy, Envy, Evil, Slander, human passions and emotions personified?

And what about Eros (Love), Pothos (Longing), Himeros (Desire), Hypnos (Sleep), Dream and Death?

Personified concepts and meanings with human or animal form and allegorical stories are placed together at the Acropolis Museum’s latest exhibition NoHMATA ‘Meanings’. Personifications and Allegories from Antiquity to Today.

Highlights include:

Painting by Rubens from the Museo del Prado showing Cronos, the personification of Time, devouring his children. A sculpture of Eros and Psyche from the Musei Capitolini in Rome and a bronze Chimera from 400 B.C., from the Archaeological Museum of Florence.

Curation: Professor Nikolaos Chr. Stampolidis and his associates at the Acropolis Museum.






Open now with the price of museum entry

The archaeological excavation that lies beneath the museum is open to the public, The excavated area of 4,000 sq. meters comprises of houses, workshops, baths and streets of an ancient Athenian neighbourhood that existed from the classical to the Byzantine years, in successive phases.

Acropolis Museum Events Underfloor Exhibition

Restoration experts at the underfloor archaeological site at the Acropolis Museum. Photograph: Why Athens

A *free archaeologist led walk is conducted every Friday at 11:00am (in English) and 1:00pm (in Greek)

Take a closer look at the houses with their courtyards and wells. Enter the heart of the impressive mansions with the private baths. Examine the workshops with the water reservoirs and take a magical stroll through time, history and the daily life of the people who lived by the shadow of the Acropolis’ rock for over 4.500 years.

*These walks are complimentary with the regular price of entry. Duration: 45 minutes. Register here


20+1 masterpieces

Every Saturday at 10:30am in English (12:30pm in Greek)

A complimentary* guided walk every Saturday morning at 10:30am (in English) led by an archaeologist who will uncover the hidden stories of 20+1 masterpieces. Myths and fables, folklores and traditions, historical milestones and human stories transform into art and weave a vivid experience during an outstanding walk around the museum’s galleries.

*The gallery walks are complimentary with the regular price of entry. Duration: 90 minutes. Register here

Acropolis Museum hekatompedon

Pieces of a past existence during the Archaic period. Photograph: copyright Why Athens

Why Athens Tips: Limited to 30 visitors per session (first in best dressed). Register in advance here


*The gallery walks are complimentary with the regular price of entry. Duration: 60 minutes. Register here

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