LIFE

Hellenic Motor Museum revs up

By Stelios Bouras

Car lovers will have a new hotspot in Athens as of Wednesday when the Hellenic Motor Museum opens its doors to the public, presenting 110 vehicles dating from 1895.

Among the cars to be on show at the museum, located on top of the Athenian Capitol shopping mall in central Athens?s Patisia area, is a Mercedes 300 SL which belonged to actor Paul Newman and a 1959 Chrysler Imperial, previously owned by Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant. The number of cars on show will be later expanded to 294.

The museum will also offer student education programs focusing on road safety while a Formula 1 simulator will also entertain the older and the more adventurous drivers.

The museum, belonging to the Theodore Charagionis Foundation, will be open to the public from Tuesday to Friday 12:00 to 20:00, Saturdays 10:00 to 20:00 and Sunday?s 10:00 to 18:00. Entry costs eight euros for adults and five euros for students, children under the age of twelve, senior citizens and groups of four or more. For more info visit www.hellenicmotormuseum.gr.

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