In the presence of Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Minister of Culture and Sports Lina Mendoni and President of the Onassis Foundation, Antonis S. Papadimitriou, tomorrow they will unveil some new impressive changes to the famous Acropolis.
The new lighting of the Acropolis will be presented live and will be able to be watched from the Greek government’s Digital Culture website of the Ministry of Culture and Sports, from the YouTube channel of the Onassis Foundation, and a live broadcast on ERT1.
The Ministry of Culture announced that this is the first of a series of projects to be carried out by the Ministry of Culture and Sports with the aim of overall upgrading the infrastructure and services provided by the Acropolis, with donation and implementation by the Onassis Foundation.
You can watch the live streaming on Wednesday, September 30 at 20:00 (local time) here:
As stated by Mendoni” “The main concern of assuming our duties at the Ministry of Culture and Sports was to upgrade the infrastructure and services provided on the Acropolis of Athens. The image of the Acropolis, our top monument, reflects and emits the image of the country. Good luck wanted our goal to be adopted by the Onassis Foundation, which kindly offered to undertake the significant sponsorship of a series of projects,” she said.
“The most important are the lighting of the Holy Rock and the monuments of the Acropolis, as well as the construction and installation of the slope lift, an innovative and extremely complex project, in order to ensure accessibility to the archaeological site with absolute safety, not only for the disabled, but for all those who have difficulty in approaching the Acropolis and its monuments. In the midst of the pandemic, it is very important for Athens to be able to offer its inhabitants and visitors, but also everywhere on the planet, a new, upgraded image of the Holy Rock,” she continued, adding that “with the new lighting, the Rock, the Walls, the Parthenon and the other monuments are highlighted, as well as their surrounding area.”