The Acropolis

The Acropolis is considered by many to be the most important ancient site in the Western world. Crowned by the Parthenon, it stands sentinel over Athens, visible from  almost everywhere within the city.

Gala Dinner

The Acropolis Museum

This year, our Gala Dinner will be held from at the Acropolis Museum in Athens, where guests will be invited to enjoy a private museum tour. 

Completed in 2007, the Acropolis Museum building is a striking   example of Greek modern culture coexisting with ancient wonders, right   at the centre of a very busy capital.

The Acropolis

The word acropolis is from the Greek words ἄκρον (akron, "highest point, extremity") and πόλις (polis, "city"). Although  the term acropolis is generic and there are many other acropoleis in Greece, the significance of the Acropolis of Athens is such that it is  commonly  known as "The Acropolis" without qualification. During ancient times it was known also more properly as Cecropia, after the legendary serpent-man, Cecrops, the first Athenian king.

While  there is evidence that the hill was inhabited as far back as the fourth millennium BC, it was Pericles (c. 495 – 429 BC) in the fifth century BC who coordinated the construction of the site's most important present remains: the Parthenon, built by Ictinus, the Erechtheon, the Propylaea, the monumental entrance to the Acropolis, designed by Mnesicles and the small temple Athena Nike.