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Museum of Cycladic Art

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Address: Neophytou Douka 4, Athens 10674, Greece
Phone Number: (+30) 210 7228321
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Specialist museum of the Cycladic culture, plus other ancient Greek exhibitions

The museum is not far away from the Syntagma metro station, maybe a 5-10 minute walk. Its principle collection is a floor devoted to sculptures - mainly abstract female figures... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
George R
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London, United Kingdom

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Tokyo, Japan
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35 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Small exhibition rooms and explanations in Greek and English to introduce the arts, and Cycladic civilisation. Not stunning museum, but on the 2nd floor, the small collection of exquisite Cycladic white marble figurines, dating Bronze Age, is a must. if you have a limited time, skip the rest of the floors. Temporary exhibitions. Lounge by the museum shop.

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is not far away from the Syntagma metro station, maybe a 5-10 minute walk. Its principle collection is a floor devoted to sculptures - mainly abstract female figures - of the islands in the central Aegean between 3200 and 2000 BC. The figures look strangely 'modern' and are easy to appreciate. The displays are well-presented and lit, with... More 

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New York City, New York, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this is a speciality museum. if you are into Cycladic Art then you must visit this museum.the museum closes by 5 pm. so give your self plenty of time.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Exquisite art, in my opinion. And to think it is over 4 thousand years old! It is quite a small museum, specially the Ciclades part.

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Greekbirder
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Cycladic Museum is a must see during your visit to Athens. Stunning exhibits and a spectacular permanent collection housed in two exceptional buildings in the neighborhood of Kolonaki. The Cylcadic also has a superb gift shop and wonderful restaurant. Urban sophistication at its best.

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Berlin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this museum at the end of our trip to Greece, and so I can say that this museum is particularly good in the way which it presents its holdings. Both the section on Cycladic art (by far the most interesting) and the other sections (an overview of Greek art, Cypriot art; we didn't visit the final floor) have... More 

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Thank Mirkwoodable
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well illustrated exhibits with relevant explanations about their historical significance. A well worth while visit for all.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The permanent exhibition demonstrates in a very descriptive way daily life in ancient Greece. The information is very good, the shop is nice and the museum is in the centre of the city. You will have to walk 5 minutes from Evagelismos metro station. Check the time table.

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

This is a small museum on four floors focusing on cycladic art, which means artefacts recovered from the Cyclades islands in the Aegean, with the earliest being around 7000 years old. The fourth floor contains scenes from Ancient Greek life, the third floor focuses on Cypriot art, the second and first have the main cycladic art collection. It is an... More 

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Athens, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

This is a great museum, often hosting special exhibitions. Do not miss the fourth floor, where there is a display of life in Ancient Greece.

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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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