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Temple of Hephaestus and Philopappos Monument illuminated

Temple of Hephaestus and Philopappos Monument illuminated

The temple of Hephaestus and the monument to Philopappos shines like never before. The design and installation of the new lighting system, overseen by award-winning lighting designer Eleftheria Deko, was funded by…

Greek Presidential Guard established 152 years ago today

Greek Presidential Guard established 152 years ago today

The Presidential Guard (Προεδρική Φρουρά) are the epitome of bravery and freedom, honouring the heroes thousands of years on, who fought and sacrificed for the land on which they stand on.

Acropolis flooded after downpour

Acropolis flooded after downpour

Hours of torrential rainfall on Thursday flooded parts of Athens, including the Acropolis. Images of the Acropolis flooded has sparked concerns online about the adequate protection of one of the most famous…

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis opening new wheelchair lift at Acropolis Hill.

New wheelchair lift opens at the Acropolis (PHOTOS)

The new wheelchair access lift for disabled people to reach Acropolis Hill was inaugurated today by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis. Mitsotakis described the new lift, located on the north slope of the…

Lycabettus Hill is a must see in Athens

Lycabettus Hill is a must see in Athens

Standing 277 meters above sea level, Lycabettus Hill (sometimes spelt Lykavitos) is the highest point of Athens. Climbing up to the top is definitely worth the 360° views of Athens! It takes…

Making the Acropolis accessible

Making the Acropolis accessible

Work is underway to create a path for wheelchair users, elderly citizens and others with mobility problems to see the Acropolis in Athens up close. The project is funded by the Onassis…

On this day in 1944, Athens is liberated from Nazi forces

On this day in 1944, Athens is liberated from Nazi forces

On Thursday, 12th October 1944, the Germans lowered their swastika flag from the Acropolis and finally left Athens. The Nazi forces in Greece vacated the Greek capital and began their withdrawal north,…

The Acropolis is a symbol of democracy, an eternal compass

The Acropolis is a symbol of democracy, an eternal compass

“The light of the 21st century embraces the Acropolis. It is a celebration beyond borders and languages. The values ​​that were born in this place are a universal property,” Greek Prime Minister…

The Acropolis is about to become even more impressive 2

The Acropolis is about to become even more impressive

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…

Xronia Polla Nia Vardalos, who turns 58 today

Xronia Polla Nia Vardalos, who turns 58 today

l Xronia Polla to Nia Vardalos who turns 58 years old today! The actress was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on September 24, 1962. She is the daughter of Greek Canadian parents Doreen…

Shops in the centre of Athens can open on Sundays in 2021

Shops in the centre of Athens can open on Sundays in 2021

Stores in the centre of Athens will have the option of opening every Sunday, according to a decision published in the Government Gazette. The new law goes into force in November 2021. Currently…

The Acropolis Museum is turning 11

The Acropolis Museum is turning 11

Eleven years have passed since one of the world’s best museums of all time, the Acropolis Museum, first opened its doors. To mark this special occasion, the museum on Saturday 20th June,…