Virtual Tour of the Diros Caves

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Digital technology working for the good of society and education. A HPPC initiative in partnership with the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs

How would you feel if, at the touch of a button, you could find yourself in a boat and be guided from the “Fairy Lake” to the “Great Ocean” in the Diros Caves, exploring the place where the largest number of hippo bones ever found in Europe were discovered?

The Hellenic Public Properties Company (HPPC) SA is making good use of the opportunities offered by digital technology. Following today’s international promotional methods for cultural and historical sites, it is giving Greeks and people all over the world the chance to get to know the emblematic sites of the Achilleion Museum and the Diros Caves through 3D Virtual Tours.

At the same time, HPPC, mindful of its Corporate Social Responsibility, is making this new programme of 3D virtual tours available to the Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs free of charge. After the recent approval from the Institute of Educational Policy, it will be available in all schools all over the country during the new school year, giving students the opportunity to discover the cultural and natural wealth of Greece.

In addition, this initiative, which was implemented with HPPC’s own resources, comes at a critical juncture for the operation of all museums worldwide as a result of the effects of restrictive measures introduced to combat the pandemic. A recent survey by the Network of European Museum Organisations (NEMO) found that 70% of museum spaces in Europe remained closed throughout the entire pandemic. According to the same research, this led 93% of the museums to turn to creating of digital material that allows the public to be in contact with the exhibits and spaces without being physically present.

In this context, HPPC, in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture and Sports, is adopting modern international promotion methods for cultural sites, offering both Greeks and every user from anywhere in the world the opportunity to experience a complete digital browsing experience and a guided tour.