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Walking in the ancient neighborhood beneath the Acropolis Museum

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Nalynn Dolan Caine |
Acropolis Museum
Greece   See streets, houses, and shops dating back to 3000 B.C.

A new round of presentations entitled "Walking in the ancient neighbourhood of the Acropolis Museum" starts at the Acropolis Museum.

Guided by the Museum’s archaeologists, you have the opportunity to wander through the archaeological excavation which stretches underneath the Museum.

You will be able to walk on the ancient neighborhood’s streets, take a closer look at the houses with their courtyards and wells, enter the heart of the impressive mansions with the private baths, examine the workshops with the water reservoirs, take a magical stroll through time and the daily life of the people who lived in the shadow of the Acropolis' rock for over 4,500 years.

Today the visitor can only see part of what was brought to light by the excavations in the "Makrygianni plot", as the area surrounding the Museum is named.

Part of this excavation has been covered with a contemporary layer of earth to preserve it, while another was removed to make way for the underground levels of the Museum and the Metro Station "Acropoli".

The 45-minute tour is given in English every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 12:00 and in Greek the same days at 13:00.

Participation is limited to 20 visitors per session - first-in first-served.

Opening hours
Summer season hours (1 April - 31 October)
Monday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (last admission: 3:30 p.m.) Tuesday - Sunday 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. last admission: 7:30 p.m.)

Winter season hours (1 November - 31 March)
Monday - Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. last admission: 4:30 p.m.)

Tickets
The Museum's general entrance ticket entitles the holder entry to the excavation.
Summer season (1 April - 31 October)
General admission: 10 Euros
Reduced admission: 5 Euros

Winter season (1 November - 31 March)
General admission: 5 Euros
Reduced admission: 3 Euros

Before entering you must pass through security check so avoid bringing large bags or luggage.


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