Christmas at Acropolis Museum

Christmas at Acropolis Museum is full of surprises! Acropolis Museum is prepared for Christmas 2015 with imaginative activities for children, Acropolis made of Lego, happy melodies and songs and many more surprises! Christmas events of Acropolis Museum have just been announced and they will take place on December 19, December 20 and December 27, 2015.


Description of the events at Acropolis Museum for Christmas 2015

Workshop for children “Temples and other buildings made of Lego, inspired from Acropolis”

Little friends of Acropolis museum will have the opportunity to create, using Lego and their imagination, their own buildings! Children will be inspired from Greek temples and the architectural style of Acropolis.

Date of the workshop: December 19, 2015 & December 20, 2015

Operating hours: 11:00am – 1:00pm

The workshop is addressed to children from 7 to 11 years old. In order to participate a phone booking is required.

Ticket price: 2€ per child

Contact: ++30210 9000900

Acropolis made of Lego

“Enlighten with your wishes the Acropolis Museum”

The wishes of the ancient Greek people reflected in different ways in important exhibits of the Museum. Children and their parents or attendants discuss about this wishes with the archaeologists of the Museum in the room of the archaic collection, among the statues of horsemen. Furthermore at the balcony of the second floor, with the view of the archaic room, children will write down their wishes adding their own light in the enlightenment of the museum.

Date: December 20, 2015

Operating hours: 4:00pm – 7:00pm

This event is addressed to children up to 12 years old. Children must be accompanied by an adult who will have a general entrance ticket. Participation to the event is for free.

“Decorate the veil of Athena”

The veil of Athena is a symbol of the biggest celebration of the city of Athens. The colorful veil of Athena on thesubject of the Giants, is emerging through the exhibits of the museum and becomes an inspiration for the children and parents/escorts to decorate their own veil.

Date: December 27, 2015

Operating hours: 11:00am – 6:00pm

This event is addressed to children up to 12 years old. Children must be accompanied by an adult who will have a general entrance ticket. Participation to the event is for free.

Exhibition “Samothrace, the mysteries of the Great Gods”

This exhibition continues to be presented at the museum and will be available to visitors until January 10, 2016. The exhibition is about the famous mysteries of the Great Gods of Samothrace honored with glorious buildings, which were donations by the rulers of the Hellenistic kingdoms. The museum invites the little visitors, up to 8 years old, to be informed about the mysteries at the sanctuary of the Great Gods and to search into the exhibits to find specific clues with the help of the captain Aristagoras! Entrance to this exhibition is for free.

Christmas and New Year’s Eve melodies

 On December 20, 2015, at 12 noon, students of “Filippos Nakas” Music School will present a Christmas consert with known works by Bach, Strauss, Tchaikovsky and others, under the direction of M. Papapetros and N. Sarantidou. The impressive choir of the modern department of Jazz Pop Gospel Choir will also participate in the concert under the direction of M. Satti. On Sunday, December 27 at 12 noon, the historical music band of the Air Force will present a New Year festive repertoire with known Greek and international music. The music will be conducted by Captain Alexander Litsardopoulos.

Melodies Acropolis Museum

The lucky charm 2016

 This Christmas the lucky charm of the Acropolis Museum is designed by Alexandra Tsoukalas and it is inspired by the magic marble sphere which was found buried at the ancient theater of Dionysos. It represents the god Helios sitting in a throne, a lion, a dragon and other magic symbols. This sphere was probably used in rituals in order to bring with its magic powers wellness, happiness and prosperity.

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