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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 #6 of 201 Attractions in Athens
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We only had 8 hours in Athens, so we didn't have the option of doing both the Archeological Museum and this one. Since my wife is a ceramics enthusiast, we opted for this one. She was enchanted, and so was I. Apparently many artists have been inspired by the figurines, toys and pots here. Also, it made me think, again,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

When you see the art and sculpture being done more than 3,000 years ago, you will realize how advanced they were. Worth the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

This museum in a neoclassical villa of the end of 19 century with a modern wing contains the most modern art of ancient Greece from Cycladic islands. Excellent sculptures, like the arpa player. These artifacts are so modern so minimal, like Modrian, like Picasso and DeCirico. Dont miss it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Exhibits are well documented easily understood in both English and Greek. Timeline is also very straight forward with a real very clear presentation of early Greek history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The display, the shop, the coffe house. The access is easy in the center of Athens and the residential area of Kolonaki where the museum visit could be followed by a meal nearby or shopping.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

the musuem houses a huge collection of prehistoric period the displays are excellent and nicely displayed making it easy for the visitor to follow. within walking distance from the city center

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Big enough to understand the cycladic culture. Well organised and unique. Situated in the Centre of Athens at elegant Kolonaki area and easy to reach by Metro.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

One knows classical Greek art: all those mass-produced Grecian urns so admired by Keats, that I at least probably risk under-rating them and preferring earlier Cycladic art simply because it has not lost the element of surprise. You may be better informed than I am but, anyway, do not miss this wonderful museum. Those early Mother or Earth goddesses have... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The museum is semi private and owned by the Goulandri family of ship owners. It is a unique place to adore the minimalistic art of prehistoric Cycladic islands of Aegean Sea. Don't forget to visit the museum shop with its excellent copy. I often select them as a gift to my friends.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

What I liked best about this place was that it somehow felt "friendly" :) . I had visited several other museums before it, but this one was a little different, in the sense that the information displayed could be easily read and understood by everybody, even small kids (provided that they can read). Also, the fact that they had more... More

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