Public buildings but also private homes and businesses in Athens will open their doors to the public next weekend, during the first "Open House Athens" held in the Greek capital. Adopting an idea that first started off in London in 1992 and has since spread to 20 cities throughout the world, "Open House Greece" was launched in Thessaloniki two years ago, where it attracted 22,000 visitors, before trying its luck in the Greek capital.
The NGO has persuaded 49 buildings in the Athens municipality to open their doors and offer free tours, as outlined on the website www.openhouseathens.gr according to ANA-MPA
"Our aim is to promote worthwhile architecture. We want to give the public a chance to discover the value of good architectural planning in the built environment and learn things, experiencing built spaces," said Open House Greece member Giota Mouratidou.