On Sale Today: The Parthenon!

Posted on January 20, 2012


ImageWant some nice wedding photos? Why not spring the $2,000 to rent the Acropolis?

In their fight against national debt, Greece has elected to offer some of its most acclaimed archaeological sites for rent to advertising firms and demonstrators. Greece’s cultural ministry says the move is a logical way to facilitate access to the country’s sites while gaining funds for their upkeep and monitoring.

As of next week, an advertising company would be able to rent the Acropolis for a photo shoot for about $2,000 per day.

Archaeologists are, predictably, entirely opposed to the initiative. However, “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 the full article: Ancient Greek site could soon be available for rent.

Thanks to Kristina Bauer for her assistance with this post.