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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
Fee: Yes
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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I was so glad to have gone to this museum. Despite its name, it has more than just Cycladic Art, although its collection of that alone would have been worth it. It is almost like... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

I was so glad to have gone to this museum. Despite its name, it has more than just Cycladic Art, although its collection of that alone would have been worth it. It is almost like a miniature of the archaeological museum. I highly recommend it. Start on the top floor and work your way down, allowing about 1 to 1... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

i didn't know much about this aspect of history until going tothe museum, but I was absoutely fascinated by the art and the objects here. I found it inspiring and am looking for a good copy of a peice of the cycladic art for my home as it had quite an impact on me.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

I think this is one of the most attractive and well presented museums that I have visited. It focuses on early Cycladic art but has a small but fine selection of ancient Greek art and artifacts. I was particularly impressed with the highly informative gallery on 'everyday life' in ancient Greece.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

If you want to really learn the sculptural history of Athens, go here. The communication is extremely good and practical. Here, you finally get a total and easy understanding of the sculptural arts of old Greece. Do spend time on the top floor exhibition on daily life in classic Athens. It makes all info fit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The collection is well presented in a logical sequence. It is not as large as some collections but that makes it manageable to see in an hour or so. The objects are beautiful, well preserved examples and are well presented.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This is a fairly small museum, with 4 floors of exhibits. However everything is beautifully displayed in glass cases with excellent lighting, each item obviously seen as a treasure by the museum. Information on the works and the regions is provided in Greek and English and is very helpful and interesting.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Only people who like going to the museum should visit this place otherwise a boring place for couples. We came out whilst our guide was still explaining the things preserved in the museum

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Excellent exhibitions. Everything was very well organized. Very nice coffee shop. The museum is definetely worth visiting

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We wished we would have had more time, this museum has so much of the ancient fertility statues that are so intriguing predating the already ancient history that Athens is so famous for!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

An understanding array of ancient to the present with a very good gift shop and excellent coffee shop/restaurant!

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Staying in Kolonaki / Lykavittos

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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.