The new lighting of the Acropolis took place at 20:00 and in the presence of President Katerina Sakellaropoulou, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Minister of Culture and Sport Linas Mendoni, and President of the Onassis Foundation, Anthony S. Papadimitriou
According to the Ministry of Culture, this is the first of a series of projects carried out by the ministry aimed at the overall upgrade of the infrastructure and services provided by the Acropolis, with funding and implementation from the Onassis Foundation.
For the first time, the lighting distinguishes the different monuments at the Acropolis. Specifically, nine points are illuminated again: the Rock, the Walls, the Parthenon, the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion, the Theater of Dionysus, the Stoa of Eumenes and the Dionysian Sanctuary.
The lighting includes five more monuments, which are illuminated for the first time: The monument of Thrasyllos, the Sponsors’ Columns, the Asclepieion and the caves of Apollo and Aglavros, as well as the Sanctuary of Aphrodite.
As noted by the Ministry of Culture, the lighting of the Acropolis was not limited to the aesthetic part, but includes the significant upgrade of the existing infrastructure with the modernization of the electrical installation and the automation and control system of the luminaires which highlights the whole of the Sacred Rock, the Walls, the volume and the geometry of each monument, from every possible point of view.
The marbles, whiter than ever, reflect every aspect, every geometric shape, every natural material, emphasizing the relief of the decoration of each monument.