At least 16,000 people visit the ancient site of the Acropolis every day, Culture & Sports Minister Lina Mendoni said on Monday.
The minister was visiting the Acropolis with Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias.
Their visit started from the site’s dedicated entrance for people with mobility issues.
Tourists’ visits to the Acropolis started early this year, in March, Mendoni added, who are mostly US nationals, and whose numbers have reached pre-pandemic levels, such as the figures registered in 2019, she noted.
Meanwhile, Acropolis Museum in Athens has announced a special event to celebrate the August full moon this European summer with Greek songs about the moon, film music and famous melodies from abroad, performed by the historic Hellenic Air Force Band.
According the the announcement, the special cultural event will take place on Friday 12 August 2022 at the museum’s entrance courtyard at 9pm.
Performing on the evening is the Hellenic Air Force Band which consists of senior and junior officers – high-level musicians who studied at various conservatories of the country and were admitted into the ranks of the Air Force after passing certain examination.
The Band takes part in worldwide music festivals and leads the 5th Avenue parade in New York dedicated to March 25th celebrations of the Greek expatriates. Major Alexandros Litsardopoulos is the Conductor of the Band. The singers that will perform are Elena Orfanidi and Aggelos Mousikas.
On this occasion, the Museum will remain open from 8 a.m. to 12 midnight with free entry for all visitors from 9 p.m. onwards, giving visitors the opportunity to stroll through the galleries and enjoy the view of the Acropolis under the charming moonlight.
The restaurant on the second floor will be open during the same hours (reservations: +30 210 9000915).