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Museum of Cycladic Art

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Kolonaki / Lykavittos
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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

The Museum of Cycladic Art is a private living cultural institution in...

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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Very good, stuff you do not normally see. Good cafeteria downstairs. You can see it in a couple of hours.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Granada, Spain

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very good, stuff you do not normally see. Good cafeteria downstairs. You can see it in a couple of hours.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This five floor museum is not big but it will take you back to history. Starts BC , and brings you back. Great original sculptures, things used centuries ago, and very informative museum. Must visit.

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Farmington, New Mexico, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were killing time and the concierge at our hotel recommended this museum. It wasn't too bad a hike from our hotel, so we went. There is SO much information! Everything is very well labeled and very interesting. We could have spent hours and hours in there.

Thank Karen B
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The perfect museum experience. The first floor that hosts the largest private collection of Cycladic Art curated in the most wonderful way. I was astonished by the simplicity and beauty of the figurines. I loved the second floor that gives a spot on overview of Ancient Greek history. Extremely helpful guides/archeologists are available in all floors to ask questions which... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a small museum with not too many exhibits. But they are well recovered and there are good illustrations giving a detail background of the history of the periods. Unlike large archaeology museums which tend to overwhelm viewers with artifacts, this small museum focuses on explaining the background. Quite suitable for those who are not really interested in archaeology.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed this museum. The collection of sculptures from c. 2500 BCE is quite amazing and shed some light on an area and civilization quite unknown to me. In addition, there is a very modern exhibit on life in ancient Athens and another exhibit on the history of Cyprus. Well worth the visit!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this is a small museum but very well laidout and with informative displays. I knew nothing about the period and came way with a little more of the history of area inked in.

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Penna in Teverina, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Athens boasts many fine musea. Its rich history means it has a lot to show. Most musea are large and can be a bit overwhelming at some point. The Cycladic Art museum, by contrast, has small, but diverse and well-displayed collection, laid out over 5 levels in a former private home. In like vein, the in-house cafe offered an excellent,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cycladic Art Museum: the crowds that flock to the concrete monstrosity that is the New Acropolis Museum and try to puzzle over the dead blocks of masonry are welcome to it. The BEST museum in Athens for ancient history is the Museum of Cycladic Art. Originally, a collection of the Stone Age sculptures from the Cyclades island cluster with their... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very interesting collection of antiquities. Many are several thousand years old. Incredible insight into life even before the Minoan times. About four floors, each dedicated to a different period of Greek history. I suggest allowing about two hours to take it in, but you could spend more time here. Well displayed and informative.

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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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