By Maria Athanasopoulou
When there is a wish to find out as much as possible about Ancient Greece, then a visit to the Acropolis Museum in Athens is a must. This is a very unique and interesting museum, which along with the Acropolis is one of the most popular attractions not only in Athens but the whole of Greece.
This is not by chance. Greece is famous all over the world not only for its natural beauty but also for its rich history. The most famous emblem of this ancient and glorious past is undoubtedly the Acropolis of Athens.
So, people from all over the world visit the Acropolis Museum every day trying to learn as much as they can about the Ancient Greeks, through the archaeological finding that is exposed.
The Acropolis of Athens is perhaps the most famous historical monument in Greece. All the archaeological finds associated with this monument are on display at the Acropolis Museum, located in the heart of the Greek capital. The Museum was built on an important archaeological site of the city, called Makrigianni Hill.
This building of the Acropolis Museum is brand new and was founded in 2003. Construction was completed in 2009 when the new Museum first opened its doors to its visitors.
Visitors feel as though they are traveling through ancient Greece from the courtyard of the museum. From the very first moment you enter the area, you will feel ready to make a magical journey through space and time.
The collections of the Acropolis Museum include all the objects found on the Acropolis hill. These findings cover a long period, from the Mycenaean to the Roman and Early Christian periods of Athens!
The museum has been designed to overlook the Acropolis hill. So, there is a close connection from the very first moment between the Acropolis hill and the exhibits.
Another special feature of the Acropolis Museum is its natural lighting. It is designed to rely on natural light, which gives the exhibits a special realism that impresses the visitor.
Even before you arrive at the entrance (to the courtyard) the visitor can simultaneously see the archaeological site that extends beneath it, while the floors are transparent in some areas.
The exhibits are presented on four levels and there is also the fifth level with some areas such as the restaurant and the VIP room.
The archaeological findings are classified according to the historical period from which they originate. This way, the visitor also gets closer to the rich history of the city of Athens.
In any case, a visit to the Acropolis Museum should be accompanied by an experienced certified tourist guide who can responsibly convey the precise information needed to reach the history and philosophy of ancient Athens.
A visit to the Acropolis Museum is undoubtedly a great and unprecedented experience for any visitor. The next time you travel to Greece and its beautiful capital, Athens, be sure to visit the Acropolis Museum. It will be an experience you will remember forever!
*Images by Maria Athanasopoulou (Copyright)
Maria Athanasopoulou is the founder of Respond On Demand Ltd, a marketing company, the co-founder of the non-profit company top Tourism, and a contributor to the Greek City Times. She is also the Chairwoman of the World Food Travel Association and Master Culinary Travel Professional.