Tour of the monument as it was in ancient times through an application

By | May 10, 2023

An impressive tour of the Sacred Rock of the Acropolis and its great monuments, just as they were in the 5th century BC. C., can be enjoyed through the new COSMOTE CHRONOS app.

The COSMOTE CHRONOS app that takes us on a journey to the Acropolis of ancient Athens is offered free of charge to the Greek and world public, via mobile phones and tablets, by COSMOTE in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture and Sports.

The application recreates, before the eyes of the spectators, the scientifically documented virtual digital representations of the Parthenon, the temple of Bravronia Artemis and the Chalcotheque (today not preserved), as well as the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the monuments of the south aisle of Holy Rock , seen from the Acropolis Museum.

It also features iconic exhibits specific to the Museum’s third floor, where the Parthenon sculptures are displayed.

App users can admire the monuments in their life-size and navigate inside from anywhere, be it on the Acropolis itself, anywhere in Greece or abroad.

In the Sacred Rock, the experience takes off, since with the use of augmented reality, virtual digital representations are projected dynamically and precisely on the current image of the monuments, as recorded by the camera of the mobile device.

Acropolis: Possibility of group tour for up to 5 people

The innovation of the application is the digital assistant-guide “Kleio”. Since the mobile device supports and connects to a 5G network, as it requires high data transmission speed and almost zero response time, Cleo can use advanced artificial intelligence to chat with the user in real time, already having the ability to answer more than 10,000 questions. on the Acropolis in Greek and English.

It also offers the possibility of making a group trip of up to 5 people. In a 4G or WiFi network environment, only auto guidance is possible.

The Ministry of Culture and Sports, with the help of COSMOTE and the COSMOTE CHRONOS app, can now provide the general public and professional tour guides with a modern digital aid to enrich the physical experience of visiting the Acropolis and at the same time an educational tool. scientifically reliable for the school and the academic community.

The COSMOTE CHRONOS app is available on Google Play and the Apple Store for Android and iOS mobile devices. It works on the 4G and 5G networks of all mobile phone providers in Greece and abroad, as well as WiFi. It is available in 2 languages, Greek and English.

Acropolis: “Our cultural heritage is also open to the digital dimension”

“The symbol of Western civilization, freedom and democracy, the Acropolis and its monuments, combined with modern technology, are becoming more immediately understandable to the general public.

Artificial intelligence and augmented reality serve the grandeur of the Acropolis and its universal character by making a wealth of information digitally accessible to real and virtual visitors.

For the last four years, we have been implementing a great project for the accessibility of the whole society, to the monuments of the Acropolis. Courtesy of Cosmote and thanks to the Cosmote Chronos app, this accessibility now extends to the digital realm. Real visitors to the Acropolis or virtual visitors from anywhere in the world can become partakers of historical knowledge.

At the same time, they will have the experience of “seeing”, in their entirety, some of the most important monuments of the sanctuary of Athena, in its heyday. With this particular application, our cultural heritage also opens up to the digital dimension”, said the Minister of Culture and Sports, Lina Mendoni.

For his part, the President and CEO of Grupo OTE, Mr. Michalis Chamaz, stated:

“Digital technologies can make a catalytic contribution to the preservation and promotion of our rich cultural heritage worldwide. That is why we created with the collaboration of the services of the Ministry of Culture and Sports, within the framework of the Cultural Sponsorship Agreement, and we put available to everyone for free, the innovative COSMOTE CHRONOS app, which uniquely combines artificial intelligence with augmented reality.

We go back in time and bring the past to the present, creating a digital ark of knowledge for the future. With technology, we make a better world for everyone,” he noted.

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