Every week, visitors at the Acropolis Museum have the opportunity to travel to “Dodona”, to the temple of Zeus and to discover the secrets of the art of divination as practiced by ancient Greeks, through the spectacular presentations and the museum exhibits.

The Acropolis Museum started in 2015 a series of temporary exhibitions displaying important ancient artifacts, deriving from significant archaeological sites of the Greek periphery. The Museum’s goal is to present unusual subjects that will intrigue the current visitor and at the same time urge him to visit the places the exhibits originated from.

Photo by Giorgos Vitsaropoulos
Photo by Giorgos Vitsaropoulos

The second exhibition of the series concerns the Oracle of Dodona and lasts until 10 January 2017. The exhibition aims at providing wider knowledge about the oldest Greek oracle, tracing the way it functioned, its role and importance in the ancient world, showcasing, at the same time, the human need to predict the future.

The Acropolis Museum gives visitors the opportunity to participate in presentations of the temporary exhibition held by Archaeologist-Hosts. Additionally, Archaeologist-Hosts are available to answer your questions about the Museum exhibits every day between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Visitors can find them by looking for staff wearing ‘archaeologist’ badges in the Museum exhibition areas.

The gallery talk “Dodona: the oracle of sounds” is offered in English and French.
English: every Friday and Sunday, at 11 a.m
French: every last Sunday of the month, at 11 a.m.
Duration: 40 minutes
Participation: Limited to 25 visitors per session. For registration, please refer to the Information Desk at the Museum entrance on the same day. First-in first-served.
The gallery talk is free of charge. Only the admission fee to the temporary exhibition is required (3 euros).
Meeting point with the Archaeologist-Host: glass floor, ground level.

INFO
Location: Acropolis Museum, 15 D. Aeropagitou (Metro: Acropolis)
Duration: 20 June 2016-10 January 2017 (Temporary Exhibition Gallery, ground floor)
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. / Friday: 9 a.m.-10 p.m. / Saturday and Sunday: 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Tel: 210 9000900
email: [email protected]

Entrance to the temporary exhibition: 3 euros. Tickets are available for sale either at the Museum’s Ticket Desk or via its e-ticketing service.