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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 #5 of 179 Attractions in Athens
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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...
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
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.
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Four floors of permanent exhibition, each on totally different themes, differently presented. Some amazing treasures. Top floor, on daily life in ancient Athens, was a bit schlocky but effective. Also two good temporary exhibits, though was unimpressed that I was charged more than the price shown without being told in advance, because of the special exhibits that weren't the main... More 

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Kateríni, Pieria, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The museum building itself is a must to see. But the exhibitions that it holds, either permanent or periodic ones, are not to be missed. Try also having coffee in the renovated coffee shop-in-the-museum.

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Ramat Gan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

A very interesting display of artifacts from the Cycladic islands and has a nice demonstration of the everyday life of the ancient Greeks.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is THE museum for cycladic art. Although cycladic art can be found in other museums too, this museum is devoted to the pre-Hellenic art of the Cylcades, the well-known archipelago of the Aegean sea.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This art,is so far ahead of the time that was created. You have to visit the museum to undrestand how apocalyptic it is

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Statesboro, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

This museum is hidden away on the other side of the botanical gardens but it's worth the trek. It's housed in a lovely old home and the collection is extensive and beautifully presented with four floors of artifacts and interactive maps that give you a detailed explanation of the Cycladic culture.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We spent most of our time viewing the temporary exhibition 'Hygieia - health, illness, treatment from Homer to Galen', which was truly fascinating and really well put together. As far as I remember it is on until April or May and I highly recommend seeing it. We also saw the Cycladic art on the 1st floor which was small but... More 

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

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

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

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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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