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Museum of Cycladic Art

Address: 4 Neophytou Douka Str. | Kolonaki, Athens 10674, Greece
Phone Number: +30. 2107228321-3
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Ranked #4 of 179 Attractions in Athens
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Museum of Cycladic Art is a private living cultural institution in the heart of Athens. More than 3.000 objects of Cycladic, Ancient Greek and Cypriot art (dating from the 5th millennium BC to the 6th century AD) are displayed in the galleries of the four floors of the Museum of Cycladic Art. This summer the museum also hosts two contemporary art exhibitions by artists Jannis Kounelis and Ugo Rondinone. The museum can be accessed either from the entrance from the Stathatos Mansion (1 Irodotou Str & Vasilissis Sofias Avenue) or from the entrance at 4 Neofytou Douka Str & Vasilissis Sofias Avenue.
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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

This fantastic museum is the only one with a so big collection of the Cycladic civilization of Ancient Greece. Really nice work, fantastic place and the cafe at the ground floor of the museum fantastic as the museum itself

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

small museum with several floors, but with wonderful cycladic art exhibits, very well explained and shown

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Paris, France
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Objects from -3500 from minoan and mycenean civilisation, quite moving, and well explained. Short museum, nice shop

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Tucked away in a side street within walking distance from Syntagma Square is this small museum of cycladic art. I especially loved the 2nd floor exhibit of cycladic sculpture, which reminded me of Jawlesky's abstracted portraits. A tip: when you are done at the museum, don't walk the main street back to Syntagma, but walk up the museum. The side... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I highly recommend this museum due to the truly unique nature of Cycladic art! Lovely museum, a true history of the style over history. I enjoyed this museum and would recommend to those that enjoy truly unique figurative art!

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Athens, Greece
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

If you are the kind of tourist who wants to be certain that he has seen few but representative sites of Ancient culture and does not like the huge and crowded museums not the long travels to reach them, here is a beautiful museum to visit. First of all, it's located at the heart of the cosmopolitan area called Kolonaki.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We enjoyed visiting the museum. It isn't of the same caliber as the Acropolis Museum, but full of many smaller pieces and provides excellent explanations. A little off the beaten path.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Definitely worth taking the time to visit this museum of unusual, ancient and beautifully stylised art. The exhibits are really well organised, four manageable sized floors, each devoted to a different period and style of ancient and beautiful art work and some pieces, especially the early statues so much older and very different from the classical Greek artefacts which dominate... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 via mobile

i want to reinforce all the previous positive comments from fellow reviewers. It has a €7 entry fee, which I think is reasonable. This is another small Museum in a former private residence in the city. The four floors are well laid out, starting with the Mycenaean period. Until I came to Athens I had very little knowledge of this... More

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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I love this museum. I have visited before and this time I took my 11 year old son with me. To his delight they have a permanent exhibition called "Scenes from Daily Life in Antiquity" on the 4th floor which is wonderfully put together. It's basically a tour of what life was like back then and they have integrated ancient... More

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