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Museum of Cycladic Art

Address: 4 Neophytou Douka Str. | Kolonaki, Athens 10674, Greece
Phone Number: +30. 2107228321-3
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Ranked #5 of 189 Attractions in Athens
Type: Art Museums, 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...
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Type: Art Museums, 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 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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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

A very interesting display of pre-historic art and objects from the past. I enjoyed visiting all the floors of the museum and the temporary exhibition on Hygenia that they were having on the ground floor, was mind-blowing.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This is a small museum, but I very much enjoyed it. I did go to see the Cycladic art, but the other floors were interesing too. So there is a floor about Cyprus and another about daily life in ancient Athens. This was well worth visiting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Is a nice museums situated in the vecinity of benaki museum.Worth to see this 5 level museum as a sign and the marks of the greek civilisation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

The 1st floor of this privately owned museum gives you a superb overview and insight into the islands' history and art. The excellent texts in English next to the showcased items teach you a lot in a very short time. There is wonderful cool and shady coffee shop..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Amazing museum: 4 floors of permanent exhibits - only the first of which covers Cycladic. Great collection of Cypriot archaeology. They have purchased the house next door, which also now houses excellent works.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This is a great museum close to the Parliament which houses the collection of a wealthy Greek couple, Nicholas and Dolly Goulandris (there seem to be a lot of rich art-collecting Greek couples, of which more later). At an entrance price of 3.50 Euros, it is great value - there are two special exhibitions as well as the permanent collection.... More 

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