General Travel News

The Acropolis is available for rent

Greece‘s culture ministry will open up some of the debt-stricken country’s most-cherished archaeological sites to advertising firms and other ventures.

The ministry says the move is a common-sense way of helping “facilitate” access to the country’s ancient Greek ruins, and money generated would fund the upkeep and monitoring of sites. The first site to be opened would be the Acropolis.

A commercial firm could rent the Acropolis for a professional photographic shoot for as little as $2,000 a day. Demonstrators could also rent the ancient landmark.

The Ministry of Culture insists that strict conditions will be imposed on those wanting to rent the sites but archaeologists fear that the scheme could cause irreparable damage to these priceless sites.

Greece needs every euro it can get. The country’s public coffers are drained and the nation is struggling to avoid a historic debt default in March.

Read more about the Acropolis here.

More General Travel News
Texas Roadhouse opens its first beachfront restaurant at La Mer, Dubai
First floating drive-through debuts in Dubai
World’s longest urban zipline launches in Dubai
Latest Travel News
Skytrax announces list of best airports ...
Turkish Airlines launches flights to Sam...
Texas Roadhouse opens its first beachfro...
Featured Sights To See
Los Angeles Zoo

Los Angeles Zoo

Los Angeles, United States

Located in Griffith Park, the Los Angeles Zoo has eleven hundred animals that call it home.  Animal exhibits include the rare California condor, chimpanzees, orangutans, koalas, birds, a monkey exhibit, and much more.  The zoo is also a certified botanical garden with over 800 different plant species. ...

Hippodrome

Hippodrome

Istanbul, Turkey

The Hippodrome was at the center of Greek and Roman civic life.  Here citizens of all classes would gather to watch chariot races.  Istanbul's dates back to the start of the third century AD, when it was still called Byzantium.  When Constantine moved the capital here, one of his first acts was to expand the Hippodrome.  For the next millennium it was a crucial part of the city...

Commerzbank Tower

Commerzbank Tower

Frankfurt, Germany

Located in the Bankenviertel (financial district), this building is an architectural success and holds the title of tallest building in the European Union. When it was completed in 1997, it was also the tallest building in Europe but was surpassed by the Triumph Palace in Moscow in 2005. With 56 stories and 259 meters, it holds 121,000 square meters of office space for Commerzbank. Address: ...

PIA Planetarium

PIA Planetarium

Karachi, Pakistan

This is a one-of-a-kind museum in Pakistan. It is a kind of virtual observatory which regularly puts on shows about the solar system and cosmic phenomenon, with a large dome as the screen on which the slide shows/movies are presented. The hall inside is pretty comfortable, and the seats are just like real aeroplane seats. The shows are interesting and captivating for a first-time viewer, but, unfo...