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Museum of Cycladic Art

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Address: 4 Neophytou Douka Str. | Kolonaki, Athens 10674, Greece
Phone Number: +30. 2107228321-3
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Description: The Museum of Cycladic Art is a private living cultural institution in the...
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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really a must see great organized you have to visit in the aftrnoon way less people and hot . what a classic period

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

really a must see great organized you have to visit in the aftrnoon way less people and hot . what a classic period

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

If you are going to travel to the Greek islands, or have already been, a visit to the Cycladic musee is a must. It not only is a small, very manageable museum, it's presentation of the art is very accessible and simply beautiful. Thank the Greek Goulandris family for this gem. What a collection they have given. Stop at the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

It's a very different museum but very educational to learn about the surrounding area of old greek culture.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I had no idea this museum even existed. I had even less idea that it is monumentally fascinating. If you're an art lover, allow at least half a day at least as you will be mesmerised.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

A small and very organized museum. Artifacts are very well displayed and the text is very didactic. The 4th floor is superb for kids.

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Chicago, Illinois
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The newly opened museum housed in an old mansion is expertly done and arranged chronologically by floors. The story of an Athenian from the Classical Age of Greece from birth to death uses original artifacts to describe what life was like in Ancient Greece. It IPAs more than we expected and many of the sculptures and artifacts were in such... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I'm a fond of greek history and architecture, so for me, museums like this are like Disneyland. The museum is well organized and fun.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We had visited Mykonos on our cruise, which is one of the Cycladic Islands. Our guide thought we should see this. None of us were so sure, but it was worth the stop. It is a small 4 floors. The Cycladic exhibit is on 1 floor, 1 floor for ancient Greek at (mostly pottery) and the winning floor is the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The museum has much more than Cycladic art, it is a perfect companion for the more traditional Museum of Archeology. Do not miss the top floor that shows what life might have been like in the ancient Greek world through wonderful interactive exhibits.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The Museum has so many amazing objects, but as a museum professional who has visited many Greek museums, the floor featuring daily life in Ancient Greece was one of the best exhibits I've seen in Athens, and Greece for that matter. The exhibit appeals to children and families but is educational for all ages. Objects are displayed in positions that... More 

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Address: 4 Neophytou Douka Str. | Kolonaki, Athens 10674, Greece
Phone Number: +30. 2107228321-3
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Kolonaki / Lykavittos
By far the ritziest neighborhood in town, Kolonaki is home to most of the chic boutiques and designer label stores. Here, the wealthy say no to austerity by dressing in their finest and spending hours in the trendy cafés around Kolonaki Square, sipping the most expensive coffee in Europe. The area also contains a couple of notable museums and cultural institutions, which add to the air of nobility. The leafy upper reaches of Kolonaki transition into Lykavittos Hill, the highest point in central Athens. Climb the paths through its wooded slopes to the tiny chapel at the top, from where you are rewarded with stunning views across the Acropolis to the sea and even the mountains of the Peloponnese on a clear day. The wooden amphitheater up here hosts regular concerts during the summer.
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