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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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Take your time. It's not just about Cycladic art but about Greece and history in general. Attached to this museum is also an exhibition of contemporary art - don't miss!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Take your time. It's not just about Cycladic art but about Greece and history in general. Attached to this museum is also an exhibition of contemporary art - don't miss!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This museum is maybe small and lesser known but it houses a great collection and some very interesting films explaining certain rituals in detail. It is one of the museums not to miss when in Athens. It is a short walk from Syntagma square.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The museum is great ! Nice exposition of antiques. With air-co, because it was 40 degrees outside. It takes about 2 hour to see it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Strange opening hours...but it is closed on Tuesdays! All other days it opens at 10-5 and on Thursdays stays open later until 8! Costs 7 euros entrance fee and is located on Neofytos Doukas Street, which is near Syntagma Square. Museum houses the largest collection of Cycladic Art including famous figurines and marble vessels, as well as other ancient rarified... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

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

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

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

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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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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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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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