Monday, 15 June 2009 12:00 AM
The New Acropolis Museum in Athens has begun its week-long grand opening that will culminate in a grand finale on Saturday 20 June.
Built with a direct view to the Parthenon and the Acropolis Rock, the New Acropolis Museum's top floor has been designed to accommodate all the pieces of the Parthenon Marbles. Part of the Parthenon's eastern frieze was given over to the museum from Palermo where it used to be housed.
The official grand opening ceremony will take place on June 20th when state political leaders, prime ministers and international cultural personalities arrive to Athens to view the exhibits.
The museum will be open to the public on a restricted basis from June 21st to 23rd. Tickets must be purchased online at www.newacropolismuseum.gr. Admission will be ?1 in 2009 before it rises to ?5 in 2010.
Promotion in the form of banners and posters on the mass transport system in the city will spread the word about the museum, set to be among the elite of international museums.
by travelbite.co.uk staff