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National Archaeological Museum (Ethniko Archaiologiko Museo)

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Address: Patission 44, Athens 10682, Greece
Phone Number: 2132144890
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Description: A museum featuring the art and artifacts of the Minoans, an ancient tribe...
A museum featuring the art and artifacts of the Minoans, an ancient tribe of people who once dominated the Aegean Sea.
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By traveling on the hop-on-hop-off bus you will reach this museum easily. This museum does not only have the most beautiful art inside, but also outside. What fascinated me the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

By traveling on the hop-on-hop-off bus you will reach this museum easily. This museum does not only have the most beautiful art inside, but also outside. What fascinated me the most was all the art work on the outside of the building and the statues on top of the building. The detail is something special. Also take a look at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

You could spend days viewing all of the artifacts in this museum. This will show you artifacts from all over Greece. Items collected from Ancient times - just to much to describe!! Worth the visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

My husband taught ancient history until retirement, so he was totally engrossed here. Me, not as much, but I was still happy to spend a few hours admiring the unbelievable amount of collections-- Prehistoric, Sculptures, cases, jewels, and many others. Bathrooms are down stairs, along with an open courtyard and museum shop and more. Amazing place, but go early. When... More 

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Helston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

This museum was much quieter than the Acropolis museum, which had a large queue, but was really interesting. It contained lots of the finds from Ancient Greek sites such as Mycenae and Crete as well as some great bronzes. It was free for students from the EU so take your student card if you have one!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Seeing statues from 200-300 BC and seeing statues from Greek mythology was impressive. I think having many of limbs missing from dozens of the sculptures made it even more realistic. Seeing Poseidon, Zeus close up was great fun. The museum had other rooms full of relics, gold, , tombs, and it was impressive. I could have stayed longer although I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

the museum has very good collection. Egyptian collection and sculptures are good. collections are very nicely displayed. will take atleast 2-3 hours if you intend to see all the exhibits.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

You will be emotionally touched when you this panoplie of greek art from the whole country of the Olympian Gods.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Worth of visiting, take your time. It helps, if one has an idea about the sights, history, archeology... Visiting the place make you think more about history of human kind, ... Fabulous place, it is just overwelming feeling.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Complete historical review of the founding civilization of the Western world. Wonderful relief on a hot day, after the Palaka or the Acropolis. Given the current turmoil. this place gives one a sense of perspective. You can really get a sense of the past cultures in this area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

As I looked at those 2,000 year old statues - just how much better they are than our Modern Art. The delicate folds of the ladies drapes and their hair - just excellent. The wonderful jewelry, those fantastic caryatids and the black vases with the orange or yellow figures. The earliest Greek exhibit comes from 6,000 BC, and the Egyptian... More 

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Address: Patission 44, Athens 10682, Greece
Phone Number: 2132144890
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Exarchia
Exarchia is in many ways Athens’ best-kept secret, discovered by relatively few international visitors. Located behind the main University and Polytechnic buildings, it is unsurprisingly home to many students, intellectuals and politicos. This is reflected in the area’s vibrant street art and graffiti, which seems to cover almost every inch of wall space. Some of the best Athenian tavernas are located here, as well as its most alternative bars and underground music venues. You'll find political bookshops and quirky stores here, yet it is also a neighborhood inhabited by families and older folk. On Saturdays, punks and grandmothers alike head for Kallidromiou Street, nestled below Strefi Hill, to pick up fresh produce at the traditional laiki agora (street market).