Acropolis of Athens
The year 2019 marked 400 years since the birth of Francesco Morosini (1619-94), who was elected doge of Venice in 1688, and Maria Georgopoulou, director of the Gennadius Library, and Alexis Malliaris, archivist at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, have curated an exhibition that showcases several important events in his military and administrative career.
The Ministry of Culture announced on Thursday there will be an extraordinary three-hour closure of the archaeological site of the Acropolis in Athens of Friday due to a visit by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
The site will open as normal at 8 a.m. and close at 10 a.m. (last entry at 9.30 a.m.).
A woman walks past a neon-lit star decorating the Dionysiou Areopagitou promenade for the Christmas season, with the the ancient Parthenon temple at the Acropolis in the background, in Athens, on Monday. The installations are part of a bigger holiday decoration project implemented in the Greek capital in cooperation with the Athens Digital Arts Festival. [Petros Giannakouris/AP]