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Acropolis to Become Entirely Accessible to Disabled For First Time

For the first time in its long history, stretching back into Greek antiquity, the buildings atop the Acropolis, Athens' "Holy Mountain," will become completely...

Archaeologists Blast Decision to Cement Sections of the Acropolis

Archaeologists have severely criticized the decision of the Ministry of Culture to cement several parts of the Acropolis archaeological site, stirring reactions on social...
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Greece Unveils Spectacular New Lighting for the Acropolis

The new lighting of the Acropolis was unveiled on Wednesday in the presence of the President of the Hellenic Republic, Katerina Sakellaropoulou, Prime Minister...

Striking New Parthenon Lighting to Be Unveiled on Wednesday

After a test run in early September, the all-new lighting for the Parthenon will be officially unveiled on Wednesday, September 30. Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos...

Parthenon Shines Under Full Moon — and New Lighting

After nine months of hard work and preparation, the first test of new lighting on the Acropolis finally illuminated the Parthenon on Wednesday night. The...

Shops in Monastiraki, Plaka, Acropolis Areas to Open on Sundays Per New Greek Decree

Per a decision that was announced to the public on Wednesday by Giorgos Dimopoulos, the deputy governor of the central part of Athens, the...

A Summer Day in Athens in the Midst of the Coronavirus Pandemic

The summer of 2020 is unlike any other summer in the whole world in many, many years. The coronavirus pandemic has changed everything, and...

The Calf Bearer: The Story Behind this Magnificent Ancient Greek Sculpture

This is the first known photograph of the magnificent statue of Moschophoros, also known in English as "The Calf Bearer" when it was discovered...

The Oldest Street in Athens and Europe

The oldest street in Athens, and the whole of Europe, is about 2,500 years old -- and is located in the Plaka neighborhood on...

Greece To Prohibit Tall Buildings Blocking View Of Acropolis

A government decree is expected to prohibit the construction of buildings over five stories tall in the area surrounding Athens’ world-renowned Acropolis. In a bid...
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Acropolis Reopens, Along With 200 Other Greek Archaeological Sites

A lone tourist was among the first to enter the archaeological site on the Acropolis on Monday, as authorities opened up more than 200...

Greece’s High Court Blocks Construction of Tall Buildings Near Acropolis

Greece’s Council of State issued two rulings that temporarily suspend the construction of buildings in central Athens that would obstruct the view of Acropolis...

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