Acropolis Museum: The amazing festive activities for Christmas

Acropolis Museum

The Acropolis Museum wears its holiday clothes to welcome Christmas.

There are festive programs for children, special guided tours of the new exhibition "Meanings. Personifications and Allegories from Antiquity to Today," Christmas carols, unique gifts in his shop and festive dishes in his restaurant await young and old guests to enjoy at the Acropolis Museum.

The charm of the Acropolis Museum for 2024
The charm of the Acropolis Museum for 2024

Guided tours of the new exhibition "Meanings. Personifications and Allegories from Antiquity to Today"

The archaeologists of the Museum offer guided tours of the new periodical exhibition
NoIMATA. Personifications and Allegories from Antiquity to the Present," every Tuesday and Thursday at noon and every Saturday and Sunday at 10:00 and 12:00.

With them, you will browse among masterpieces of art that personify concepts, capture allegories, highlight human passions and emotions, raise thought and soul and masterfully unfold the thread that connects Antiquity with Byzantium, the Renaissance and our time.

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Festive program for children: "Give shape and form ... to a unique celebration!"

This Christmas, children will take paper, scissors and paints, use all their imaginations and give face, shape and form to a beloved concept: the Holiday. And not only that...

Together with the archaeologists, they will discover how and why the ancient Athenians gave human characteristics to other concepts, such as the seasons, love, the sun, victory and many more. If you have children aged 4 to 10, we await you on Saturday, 23/12, Sunday, 24/12, Thursday, 28/12, Friday, 29/12 and Sunday, 31/12, at 11:00 & 13:00.

The program is carried out by the Department of Education of Museum Programs and the Information Sector.

Christmas carols

Every Friday, you can extend your visit to the exhibition grounds until 22:00, and every Friday and Saturday until midnight, you can enjoy a festive dinner with a view of the illuminated Acropolis (restaurant telephone reservations: 210 9000915).

On other days and times, you can combine your visit with coffee, sweets and festive musical events on the ground floor of the Museum.

On Friday, December 22 at 6 p.m., the Orchestra and Choir of the Greek Music Center "Phoivos Anogianakis" in collaboration with the Department of Music Studies of EKPA, will present traditional carols and songs from various regions of Greece, under the supervision of teachers Eleni Baili and Evangelia Chaldaiaki respectively.

On Saturday, December 23, at noon, the Rethymno Coats and Jackets Club of Crete will present traditional dances and Cretan carols, while to close the year, on Thursday, December 28, 2023, at noon, the Museum will host the contemporary music group Music Odyssey of the Department of Music Studies of EKPA which will play well-known Christmas and other popular songs, under the supervision of their teacher, Yiannis Malafi.

Gifts for the holidays

Before you leave the Museum, we will be waiting for you in the store on the ground floor, where you will find beautiful souvenirs inspired by the NoHIMATA exhibition. Personifications and Allegories from Antiquity to Today, but also decorative items for your Christmas gifts.

Among them is the Museum's charm for 2024, inspired by a small bronze wheel dedicated to the sanctuary of the Acropolis around 480–470 BC. The wheel symbolises fortune and its unpredictable turns, instability and changeability in human life.

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