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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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This is a small museum, but we enjoyed every minute we spent there. Everything was interesting, not only the Cycladic art, but the other floors as well. A well worth visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

This is a small museum, but we enjoyed every minute we spent there. Everything was interesting, not only the Cycladic art, but the other floors as well. A well worth visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

I was awestruck at the well-preserved clay vessels dating back to 3000 BC. The collection of ancient pottery etc. is made so interesting by the historical descriptions. This museum is well thought out and not to be missed. Greek antiquity at its finest.

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Elmhurst, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

I had read about Cycladic art and seen a few pictures, but this museum just blew me away. These ancient sculptures are absolutely timeless in their simplicity, and there's nothing else like them. Don't miss this museum!

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Tienen, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I really liked the first two floors of this museum. Floor one gives an outlook on cycladic art, so the oldest pieces that were found. The museum has an impressive collection of cycladic statuettes, with crossed arms and characteristic head. Second floor gives a good synopsis of the history of greek art after cycladic. Very helpful to get to know... More 

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Stavanger, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

A very well planned and interesting museum! 4 storeys with Cycladic, ancient Greek and ancient Cypriot art. On the 4´th floor there is a display of scenes from daily life in antiquity. The adherent building hosts temporary exhibitions. All over an good experience since it´s very well explained and presented to you. If you would like to go in depth... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This is a wonderful museum, one of the best in Athens. More than Cycladic art, it tells the history of Greek civilisation through interesting and beautiful artefacts. It's a bit easier to manage than the Archaeological museum, which, although brilliant, is slightly overwhelming!

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This ranks as one of the most well planned museums I visited while in Athens. While it was small, the collections were well thought out and the signage/environmental design that went into the layout was very well done, proving tons of information for visitors. There were also interactive displays to learn more in some of the sections, really going into... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Not overwhelming in size, but has an abundance of things to see. I especially liked their featured exhibit that included the history of medicine in Ancient Greece. If you spend a lot of time looking at things this should take a few hours to go thru and is not overwhelming in size. Would recommend, but not a must see in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

A wonderful museum taking you from the early Cycladic art to classical times. When you see the forms and shapes of the early statues which were much echoed by later artists it is hard to see the jump to the classical figures we know. This museum helps you to make this jump.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I loved this museum, small and very manageable, in an hour or so. Lots of great exhibits, excellent examples of the Artwork that influenced the early Aegean Cultures.

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