July 20, 2009


The Acropolis MuseumThe Acropolis MuseumThe Acropolis Museum

In Athens, Greece, the most famous attraction is the Parthenon in Acropolis. But this time, there was something got more attention from public, the new Acropolis Museum.

Due to the limited space of original Acropolis Museum, so Greek government decided to build a new museum for a better exhibition of precious masterpieces. The construction of new Acropolis Museum started in 2000 and completed in 2007. It 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 official opening of the new Acropolis Museum was on 20 June, 2009 and opened to public on 21 June, 2009. We saw this news when we were still sailing on the Aegean Sea. We were so exciting to be one of the very early visitors of this museum. But it was not as perfect as what we were expected, because the new Acropolis Museum was only opened to those people who purchase e-tickets on line.

If there was a rule, then we had to follow. Since we could not get in the museum (though it was quite empty), we still visited this museum and walked on the top of a historical site in its front yard. Without entering the new Acropolis Museum, but we still visited Parthenon, Temple of Olympian Zeus and Theatre of Dionysos.

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