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National Archaeological Museum (Ethniko Archaiologiko Museo)

Address: Patission 44, Athens 10682, Greece
Phone Number: +30 210 8217724
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Ranked #7 of 188 Attractions in Athens
Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
Owner description: A museum featuring the art and artifacts of the Minoans, an ancient...
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Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
Owner description: 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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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Beautiful artifacts inside. They should updat the museum though because these artifacts deserve a better space!!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We visited this wonderful museum in January 2015. Only disappointment was that so many side rooms were closed off. I wanted to see the collection of vases but it was closed. It might be a good idea if rooms that are closed are posted at the entrance. If you only have a short time, you need to make good choices... More 

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Olympia, Greece
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Being a tour guide myself, I cant really tell what I liked the most. Its a museum full of unique treasures from all over Greece, from prehistory and until the Roman times. I think that no visitor of Athens should leave without visiting it!

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Krakow, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I visited the museum on a Monday in January. The museum itself is great, fascinating archifacts and good descriptions. But almost all of the side rooms were closed and ALL the Greek vases. Seems to be normal in winter. No information about the lockouts neither on the museum's official website or in the museum itself. I would still go again... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 via mobile

One of the largest and most significant Museums of ancient Greek Art in the world.Strongly rcommended to pay a visit with somebody who has some information about this one.

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Thessaloniki Region, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This is the Museum where you would like to pitch your tend and camp!! I have visited it many times but every time I find something new. This time I focused on the Antikythira mechanism (the first ever computer designed by Greeks). The short 3D video is excellent as well as all the models and the rest of exhibits.

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nyc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Admit to being a bit of a museum nut, or snob. Was prepared to dislike this place as it looked old when we arrived, but the exhibits were great. Excellent context of what we are looking at, not just descriptions of the individual items. And in ENGLISH! Maps and history and timelines which explained the arc of greek history over... More 

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Buntingford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

It costs 7 euros and you should give yourself anything between 2-4 hrs to wonder around this museum. Unlike others in the areas some of its finds go back to 3500 bc and it also has a number of greek exhibits. The nearest station is Omonia and takes about 15mins to walk there.

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Springfield, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Very old and outdated building...Only upside was free admission for our student group. Spend your time and money at the new Acropolis museum!!!

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

A very large museum that requires at least 3 hours minimum to see everything. Its takes us through the rich culture & history of Greece. It also shows some cultural similarities with other places like Egypt, in a separate floor with artifacts.

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