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Museum of Cycladic Art

4 Neophytou Douka Str. | Kolonaki, Athens 10674, Greece
+30. 2107228321-3
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Ranked #6 of 204 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Start at the top floor with their excellent ten minute video presentation, and then work your way down. Educational and interesting.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

In spite of being a little airless and claustrophobic, this is a great little museum with well-presented and cleverly organised displays. Good explanations in English help too.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

This museum is a little hard to find so make sure you know the location before setting off (unlike us who thought we knew so didn't bother with an address). However, when you arrive, you will be rewarded with a fascinating collection that tells the story of the cultures before the ancient Greece we know better. The early artwork is... More

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Seattle, Washington
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The wonderfully displayed materials date back thousands of years BC providing an incredible historical perspective. It is a lovely museum and is in an interesting section of Athens.

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Limoise, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

The best museum with prehistoric items from Cyclades. Nice environment despite the ugly building . A must see.

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Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

The museum has very extensive displays with lots of explanations and logically laid out in chronological order

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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New York City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

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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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

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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Ntexas
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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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