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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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A Gem of a Museum

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Altadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

It was handy to have this museum open on Monday, when we had little else to do in bad weather. Greece has much more than just classic Hellenic period heritage.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is maybe a small museum, however all the treasures and exhibitions either permanent or seasonal is a unique experience and knowledge of the ancient Cycladic culture.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

apart from the permanent collections, the periodic exhibitions are always a must-see. Don't miss the sales shop and the cafe

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

This museum has beautiful, well displayed, and informative displays about all aspects of Cycladic culture in prehistoric Greece.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 via mobile

It is dedicated to the study&prototion of ancient cultures of the Argean and Cyprus ,with special emphasis on Cycladic Art of the 3rd Millenium BC.İt is worth to see this small Museum.Recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Neglected by most tourists, this is one of the easiest and best stops in Athens. Seminal collection of art (though it was collected before people worried too much where it was coming from, so there is little info about provenance, etc.). One immediately sees the influence on modernist artists like Giocometti, Picasso, Modigliani and they usually put on excellent temporary... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 via mobile

My first visit in 15 years - a wonderful, excellent museum. Apart from the permanent collection of Cycladic Art there are dedicated exhibitions and we greatly enjoyed the one on Healing in Ancient Greece and the other on Death in Ancient Greece. I've decided to upgrade my funeral arrangements! Also a very good cafe in the atrium.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This small museum should be the first stop in Athens. Two floors are dedicated to a clear and fun explanations of the Ancient Greek world, the perfect introduction to any visit in Greece. The display is incredibly well done, with cartoons and videos. Another floor is devoted to Cycladic art, and the last one to Cyprus. The cafeteria is wonderful,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

only worth the visit if you really want to focus on the Cycladic Arts. This would be several down on the list of hierarchy.

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