Archive for the ‘Greek Heritage’ Category

Athens Acropolis Museum

On the occasion of European Heritage Days and World Tourism Day from Friday the 26th of September 2014 to Sunday the 28th of September 2014, the Acropolis Museum will present the famous bust of Aristotle discovered in 2005 during excavations of its site. (more…)


The Propylaea is the monumental gateway to the Acropolis, built 437-432 BC. It consists of a central building with two lateral wings and Doric facades facing east and west. The superstructure of the central building was extensively but inadequately restored in 1909/17, using iron. (more…)

After 25 centuries, The Temple of Apollo in Corinth is illuminated for first time.

After 25 centuries, The Temple of Apollo in Corinth is illuminated for first time.

Since its construction from around 540 B.C., it’s been hard to miss the Temple of Apollo in Corinth, about 50 miles southwest of the Greek capital of Athens. However it was always a site that you may only visit during the day. On Saturday the 26th of January 2013 is when the popular tourist attraction was lit up at night for the first time.
The project to illuminate the temple began in summer 2012, with a study carried out by the 17th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities, which oversees the safeguard, conservation and administration of Hellenic heritage in the area. (more…)

Acropolis Museum by Night

On Saturday 19 May 2012 the Acropolis Museum celebrated the European Night of Museums and had free admission from 8 p.m. until 12 midnight. In the Museum’s entrance courtyard, the Athens Municipality Symphonic Orchestra presented the latest symphonies by W. A. Mozart and F. J. Haydn, two of the most important representatives of the Classical era.  You may review high quality images here.