A Walk Through Ancient Miletus
The city of Miletus on the western coast of Asia Minor, one of the most important cities in Ionia, comes to life again in the Virtual Reality production
“A Walk Through Ancient Miletus”. This production, in the special environment of immersion of “Tholos”, uses some new technical characteristics, which allow the development of multiple directions of digital life in the virtual space and not a predetermined course.
4 September, 2017 to 31 July, 2018
Starting again in September, guided tours are offered in Greek & English for groups.
At the Virtual Reality programme there is a tour at the meninsula and the city of Miletus, as it was 2,000 years ago. Visitors can explore the virtual city and learn about the most important public buildings. Starting from the gate at the Port of the Lions, they enter the sanctuary of Apollo Delphinios. Then, they visit the Ionian Stoa, which housed the stores of the city, the Hellenistic Gymnasium, the North Agora and the Bouleuterion, being able to see even the details of the buildings' architecture. They can “fly” over the city for one last panoramic view of the perfect city planning design, or even “dive” into its port.
Organization / Production:
FOUNDATION OF THE HELLENIC WORLD
Tholos, Virtual Reality Theatre
Projections offered only by appointment for groups
Reservations are accepted
Credit cards are accepted
"The issue is what do you say now"
An exhibition on the life and work of Manolis Anagnostakis; poet, editor and critic as well as politician and active citizen.
12 February, 2018 to 21 October, 2018
Poems, theoretical texts, political articles, audiovisual works, photographs, newspapers, books and other documents, mainly from the poet's archive and library will guide visitors through a journey in time, beginning in mid war Salonica and extending to the first years of the new millenium.
Eleusis. The great mysteries
The Acropolis Museum started in 2015 a series of temporary exhibitions displaying important ancient artifacts, deriving from significant archaeological sites of the Greek periphery. The Museum’s goal is to present unusual subjects that will intrigue the current visitor and at the same time urge him to visit the places the exhibits originated from. After “Samothrace. The mysteries of the great gods” and “Dodona. The oracle of sounds”, the third exhibition of the series concerns Eleusis and the great mysteries. Eleusis (Greek: Elefsina) is a town and municipality in West Attica, Greece. It is situated about 18 kilometres (11 miles) northwest from the centre of Athens. It is located in the Thriasian Plain, at the northernmost end of the Saronic Gulf.
26 February, 2018 to 30 June, 2018
The exhibition presents the most important artifacts brought to light by the archaeological excavation in Elefsina, such as the unique statue of the “Fleeing Persephone” (around 480 BC), the votive relief depicting Demeter and Kore (Persephone) (470-450 BC) and ceremonial vessels, such as kernos, plemochoe and thymiaterion, as well as monuments depecting the leading figures of the great mysteries, Hierophant and Dadouchos.
The exhibition includes archaeological findings from the Athenian Eleusinion and the Sacred Way, as the religious procession started from Athens with a host of Initiates and candidates for initiation and ended up in the Eleusis Telesterion. For this reason, a votive relief from the area of Eleusinion and distinctive findings from the Sanctuary of Aphrodite, which is located next to the Sacred Way at the area of Dafni, are on display before the entrance to the exhibition.
The exhibition gallery has the form of the Eleusinian Telesterion including a small-scale version of the dark Anaktoron where visitors can watch a 15-minute video presentation with aerial photographs of the Sacred Way, representations, models, the archaeological site of Eleusis and many emblematic exhibits.
The exhibition is conducted with the collaboration of the Acropolis Museum and the Ephorate of Antiquities of West Attica. The exhibits are on a loan from the Archaeological Museum of Eleusis and the National Archaeological Museum.
Temporary Exhibition Gallery, ground floor
Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Friday 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m., Saturday & Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Tickets are available for sale at the Museum’s Ticket Desk. Admission fee: 3€
Credit cards are accepted