The Acropolis Museum was firstly conceived by Constantinos Karamanlis in September 1976. He also selected the site, upon which the Museum was finally built, decades later. With his penetrating vision, C. Karamanlis defined the need and established the means for a new Museum equipped with all technical facilities for the conservation of the invaluable Greek artifacts, where eventually the Parthenon sculptures will be reunited.

For these reasons, architectural competitions were conducted in 1976 and 1979, but without success. In 1989, Melina Mercouri, who as Minister of Culture inextricably identified her policies with the claim for the return of the Parthenon Marbles from the British Museum, initiated an international architectural competition. The results of this competition were annulled following the discovery of a large urban settlement on the Makriyianni site dating from Archaic to Early Christian Athens. This discovery now needed to be integrated into the New Museum that was to be built on this site.

Today, the new Acropolis Museum 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 new Museum offers all the amenities expected in an international museum of the 21st century.

Nestorion Hotel is located 4,5 km of distance from the museum. The hotel is suitable for stay and visit to Museum and provides appropriate info. There is frequent transportation bus services from Andrea Siggroy avenue Planetarium bus stop to the station FIX metro or by  tramway from Agia Skepi to FIX metro station.
Strong advantage is the quiet area with public and private parking for cars and buses.
It preferred by tourist agencies from  the province and small collectives as it can allocate up to 10 rooms for group of 20-24 persons.