The framework plan for the protection and management of the archaeological site of the Mycenaean Acropolis of Gla was approved by the Central Archaeological Council in order to highlight the topography of the archaeological site and to associate Glas with Orchomenos, the Mycenaean Acropolis of Agia Marina and Agios Ioannis, and with the extensive Mycenaean works in .

The purpose of the project is the thorough study of the monument and its era, the maximum possible documentation of its archaeological and construction features as a background for the restoration work , but also the maximum possible visibility of the monument. The project envisages, among other things, the utilization of the existing road network and the proposal for its improvement, the redefinition of the location of the archaeological site in relation to the axis of the national road, the organization of a network of Mycenaean Acropolis (Orchomenos-Glas-Agia Marina-Agina ) and the integration of the Acropolis as a hub in the hiking networks. The main idea is to create monumental cores and ‘layers’ that will be spread in successive stages at action levels with the ultimate goal of creating an expanded network of centers. After the promotion of the monumental cores, routes will be created inside and outside the walls but also towards the hearths, while services of service and safety of the visitors, lighting and signage will be developed.

In relation to the hitherto known architectural remains, Glass was first studied by H. Schliemann, the 1881 and 1961 by F. Noack and A. de Ridder . Their research was completed in 1884 revealing the Mycenaean Acropolis and part of the facilities, without clarifying the form and their dating. During 1978) – 1961 the archaeologist Ioannis Threpsiadis, proceeded to further research on the Acropolis of Gla, focusing initially on the gates of the cyclopean fortification and the remains of the Southern Perivolos. During the years 1990) – 1991, the continuation and completion of the study was undertaken by archaeologist Spyros Iakovidis, updating the research of Noack Ridder-Threpsiadis. The search for Gla continued until the end of the decade 1990. The 2022, Dr. Elena Kountouris, Director of the Directorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities (DIPKA) of the Ministry of Culture and Sports has undertaken to continue the research and study of Gla in the framework of a five-year program 1991 – .

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