The Acropolis of Athens virtual tour (beta version)


The Virtual Tour of the Acropolis is an interactive website that allows various aspects of the historical site to be explored in a unique way. It consists of high-resolution gigapixel images and panoramas of the four main monuments - the Parthenon, the Propylaia, the Erechtheion and the Temple of Athena Nike - as well as a detailed photographic representation of the inner and outer ancient walls surrounding the hill, all accompanied by historical information and a descriptive map. The images offer a full zoom in towards details of the moments otherwise difficult to reach, an overview of the location of the monument with respect to its surroundings, or even a virtual "walk" through the site. The user is given the opportunity to exploit task-specific applications or create more personalized approaches, being in overall immersed into a virtual visit of the Acropolis.


The application is an initiative of the Acropolis Restoration Service (YSMA). The decision to adopt "state of the art" technological solutions to "bring online" the entirety of the Acropolis is not merely a statement for the preservation work undertaken by the institution, but also a great contribution to the institution's mission to promote access to cultural heritage. Enhanced visual access may be used as an inspiration for interested parties and potential visitors, but also as a scientific or educational tool to enable research in various disciplines, as well as an incentive for institutional or business collaboration towards further goals.

The application is created by orbitlab, a multidisciplinary team that provides interactive media and tools for the cultural heritage domain.


  • panoramic & gigapixel imaging
  • html, css, javascript
  • mysql
  • krpano flash panorama viewer
  • restFul web services
  • amazon S3 - amazon CDN


Video with detailed instructions coming soon...
but honestly its very easy to use...