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National Archaeological Museum (Ethniko Archaiologiko Museo)

Patission 44, Athens 10682, Greece
+30 210 8217724
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Ranked #9 of 198 attractions in Athens
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: History Museums, Art Museums
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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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

You have to visit this museum as a perfect way to sum up all you've seen in this awesome country. It's quite big, so give it at least 3 hours, but you'll leave with a much better understanding of the great Greek history, which is really the history of all of us in the western world. A definite must.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

The museum is unique of its kind. The biggest museum of ancient Greek art. Photo are nearly permitted everywhere without flash of course. Only in some small areas on the first floor photos and videos are forbidden. However not so strictly like the acropolis museum. I'd give it five stars if the museum was in a quite central area of... More

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Cranbury, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Most of the antiquities not in the UK have been removed from their original sites and are now housed here or in the new Acropolis Museum. The displays are stupendous. Paired with visits to the actual sites this makes for an unforgettable exploration of classify Greece. All labels are in English as well as Greek

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Chantilly, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

This is a wonderful museum. It has lots of interesting artifacts including a very impressive chariot from Roman times. The mask of Agamemnon and many other famous pieces. It is too easy to overlook something so we did a tour or bring a guide book. Fabulous.

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Karnal, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

the museum has great collection of greek history with some idols made out of stone coins and paintings depecting greek heritage . the entry to the museum is for 4 euros and its near acropolis just walk 10 minutes and u r there but people with interest in history would like it more a person like me who lives more... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

The museum looks very stately and attractive from the outside, set in off the main road. I enjoyed sculpture area, as there were a lot of reliefs in marble & some originals from the Acropolis! Also enjoyable were the Poseidon statue (Bronze Age area) and chariot. Plus the sarcophagi (Egyptian Age) were impressive and it really felt like you had... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I have visited the National Archaeological museum of Athens more than 10 times and every time I feel as it is the first time . So many exhibits from so many periods . I think that archaeologically is the most interesting museum of Greece.

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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Save several hours to finish visiting the museum, it is kind of big and has lot of things you should not miss!!!

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

this one is slightly off the Acropolis area (close to the Athens Polytechnic) but worth an extra effort. The collection is so rich that you should make a plan in advance and go for the specific displays. Or you can spend days or event weeks wandering around and always find something worth the attention. Again, some of the most famous... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Everything you wanted to see about greek art. Impressive. Well organised, quiet, large rooms showing masterpieces. Two collections to be highlighted: statues and bronzes. Do not feel guilty if you become overfed and leave the museum without having completed the visit, it is impossible to assimilate everything.

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