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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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So, my partner has a thing about Cycladic art, and wanted to visit this museum. Well, after he agreed to see one of my obsessions (Byzantine art) I could hardly refuse to go to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

So, my partner has a thing about Cycladic art, and wanted to visit this museum. Well, after he agreed to see one of my obsessions (Byzantine art) I could hardly refuse to go to the Cycladic Museum. I thought an hour at most, after all, it's all the same, right? Wrong! I was amazed to realise that when we left,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

A wonderful museum. The best part is the top floor. There is an exhibit of daily life in ancient Greece and takes you through the life of one man, from birth to death.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Beautiful building..in the architectural sense. Pay attention to the interior.. Very nice collection of cycladic art, for real connoisseurs of this civilization. I would go again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

The video presentations bring the artifacts to life. The historic presentation of this area over thousands of years is clear to understand and beautifully presented. The important distinctions between statues in different time periods is very clear. This is good for even young people.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This private museum is excellently run and displays its antiquities with the artefact and the viewer in mind. It is well paced and lit, with excellent interactive displays and projections. It should be included in any Athens itinerary.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This museum is very nicely done, with a good selection of art and artifacts from the ancient Aegean and Cyprus, with emphasis on items from the 3rd millennium BC. In addition to a having the very nice collection of art objects, the museum also has a number of interactive exhibits that make it more interesting and educational. There is an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We had hired a private guide to show us Athens with a walking tour of more of the backstreets seen less by the average tourists. We weren't interested in a lot of museums, but just walking and experiencing the outdoors Athens. She did,however, take us to this small museum and with her expert explanations thoroughly enjoyed the exhibits. We are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This is one of the best exhibitions I have been in the museum of Cycladic Art. The word Iasis means 'healing' in greek. There was a great deal of ancient artifacts that were gathered from all around the world that had to do with the roots of the medicine science and what it took to be a doctor back then.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I decided to do a Museum crawl in Athens and found this museum (in a group of four) which may not be on many peoples agenda. It should be though. It is very well presented and a pleasure to visit. While there you should also consider visiting the nearby War Museum, Benaki Museum and the Bzyantine Museum. It may sound... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Hadn't planned to visit this museum until I saw the cycladic art in the National Archeological Museum, and was quite pleased. It is compact but well-presented, with excellent exhibits and graphics, plus two videos on daily life in Greece. Well worth the time.

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Address: 4 Neophytou Douka Str. | Kolonaki, Athens 10674, Greece
Phone Number: +30. 2107228321-3
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Attica  >  Athens>  > 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.