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Museum of Cycladic Art

4 Neophytou Douka Str. | Kolonaki, Athens 10674, Greece
+30. 2107228321-3
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As featured in 3 days in Athens
Ranked #7 of 193 attractions in Athens
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art 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... more » 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. « less
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Barcelona, Spain
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Relative small museum but extremely informative. The kids really enjoyed the section about live in ancient Greece.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Don't miss this little gem! A little bit off the beaten path but their collection cannot be matched elsewhere.

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CA
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My husband and I had not intended to visit this museum, but found ourselves there one afternoon after a day trip didn't work out. I'm really glad we went! The museum had four floors, but is actually quite small. That said, the collections are rich and everything is well-labeled in English so that you can really understand what you're looking... More

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

A cool haven, with lovely staff. Well curated, and ideal especially for fans of Picasso or Modigliani. Nice little cafe. Worth the walk from the centre - go through the Botanic Gardens, as we did.....................

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Amazing story of how ancient Greeks lived. Very educative. The Cycladic Art is wonderful. A must visit.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The Museum of Cyclic Art is small but great. We specially enjoyed the cycladic art wing, the "life in ancient Athens" wing, and the contemporary art exhibition being currently shown.

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Cycladic culture flourished on the islands of the central Aegean during the Early Bronze Age (3rd millennium BC) Simply unique and classical . It is nice if you like old classical greek hand works. .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

It is amazing how few people are in this museum. It is such nicely designed and the exhibits are very impressive. Very high tech interactive parts as well which is fun and you end up learning a lot as you go. Definitely the museum to go to if you are in Athens. Highly recommend.

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Melbourne, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed this museum. This might have been my most favorite museum in Greece. Not only are all of the Cyladic statues fascinating to see but also there is a very informative exhibit on the top floor concerning the everyday lifestyle of Ancient Greeks. As an Ancient Humanities teacher, the exhibit on the top floor was most relevant to... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

The evolution of varied cultures of the Aegean islands comes vividly to life in this compact but expansive museum, a thoughtful and lovingly rendered collection. One can almost hear the echoes of the distant past.

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