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The Acropolis Museum is considered to be one of the most important museums in the world, since it houses the unique collection of original sculptural masterpieces of Archaic and Classical Greek art from the sacred rock and citadel of ancient Athens.

These are mainly freestanding votive sculptures and important groups of architectural sculptures, which decorated the buildings erected on the Acropolis in the Archaic and Classical periods. The display also includes clay votive offerings. Other finds from the Acropolis, such as vases, bronze objects and relief sculptures, are displayed in the National Archaeological Museum, while the inscriptions are kept in the Epigraphical Museum. A noteworthy absence for the Acropolis Museum is the sculptures removed by Lord Elgin in the nineteenth century and currently displayed in the British Museum.

The museum is directly linked to the archaeological site of the Acropolis and to the extensive conservation work carried out on the sacred rock. It is under the supervision of the First Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities of the Ministry of Culture, which also oversees the construction of the New Acropolis Museum.

Today, the new Acropolis Museum has a total area of 25,000 square meters, with exhibition space of over 14,000 square meters, ten times more than that of the old museum on the Hill of the Acropolis. The new Museum offers all the amenities expected in an international museum of the 21st century.

A guided tour at the Acropolis Museum is scheduled to take place, dedicated to ECML/PKDD participants.

Getting there

Address: 15 Dionysiou Areopagitou Str., Athens

The Acropolis Museum is located in the historical area of Makriyianni, southeast of the Rock of the Acropolis, on Dionysiou Areopagitou Str, only a few meters from the Acropolis hill. The Museum entrance is located at the one end of the pedestrian walkway of Dionysiou Areopagitou Str., which constitutes the central route for the unified network of the city’s archaeological sites and by its own is considered one of the highlights of Athens. The ‘Acropolis’ Metro station is just on the east side of the Museum site.

From the conference venue: Getting to the Acropolis Museum from the Royal Olympic Hotel is only 500 meters walk. Turn left onto Athanassiou Diakou Str., cross Syngrou Ave., continue straight onto Athanassiou Diakou Str., turn right onto Stratigou Makriyianni Str., and turn left onto Dionysiou Areopagitou Str.

Please remember to bring your entrance ticket to this event.

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