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Greece to Impose Caps on Visitors to Acropolis From September

Greece's Minister of Culture, Lina Mendoni, announced that starting September 4th, a cap of visitors to the Athens Acropolis will be imposed. Mendoni said the controls are needed to prevent bottlenecks and overcrowding at the UNESCO World Heritage site. She said...

When the Acropolis and Athens were Burned by the Persians

In 480 BC, Persian forces led by King Xerxes I burned down the city of Athens, as well as the Acropolis, in what is called "the Persian Destruction of Athens." The destruction of the great city took place during the...

Woody Allen to Perform in Athens with his New Orleans Jazz Band

Woody Allen will perform at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, beneath the glow of the Athens Acropolis accompanied by his New Orleans Jazz Band, for one night only. The highly expected concert will take place on September 9. Allen is a...

Acropolis of Athens Employees Go On Strike During Heatwave

The union representing Acropolis staff has announced that they will initiate a strike starting from Thursday due to soaring temperatures caused by the ongoing heatwave. The reason behind this protest is their objection to being compelled to work under...

The History of Athens From Pericles to Antetokounmpo

Athens is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. It has been a place of human settlement for at least five thousand years. However, its fortunes and its relationship with the wider world of Greekness have...

Greece Heatwave: Acropolis Shuts at Noon on Friday

The Acropolis of Athens will be closed to the public for several hours on Friday as a severe heatwave bites Greece with temperatures over 41 degrees Celsius. As announced by the Culture Ministry, the Acropolis will operate on reduced hours...

The Secrets of the Ancient Neighborhood Beneath the Acropolis

The ancient neighborhood beneath the Acropolis Musum reveals life in ancient Athens long before the Parthenon and the sculptures on the Acropolis

Acropolis Crowds to be Limited with Time Slots and E-Ticketing

In a bid to reduce overcrowding at the Acropolis, Greece will introduce time slots and E-ticketing (electronic tickets). The plans also include measures to provide shade and water for tourists waiting in long lines to see the historic site. With...

Acropolis of Athens to Have a New Gift Shop

Construction has begun on the new Acropolis gift shop where visitors will have the opportunity to purchase souvenirs after visiting Greece's most iconic ancient landmark. The new gift shop will maintain "harmony with the landscape" and will integrate natural features...

French Woman Returns Marble Fragment of the Acropolis

A French woman has voluntarily agreed to hand over a marble fragment of the Erechtheion on the Acropolis of Athens, which will now be returned to Greece from France. The fragment dates back to the 5th century BC and was...