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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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Don't miss this wonderful museum. Ancient Greece in a beautiful setting to show off its many treasures, but also to solidify the greatness and the evolution of Greek culture... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

Don't miss this wonderful museum. Ancient Greece in a beautiful setting to show off its many treasures, but also to solidify the greatness and the evolution of Greek culture. After our trip visiting the sites throughout the Peloponnese, a visit to the museum brought everything together to further our understanding of the many accomplishments of this great people. Don't miss... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

You can easily spend a day here. Massive museum with some spectacular exhibits. We paid extra for an English speaking tour guide, which was worth the €20. The shop was well stocked with plaster replicas of some of the exhibits; we selected a couple of large pieces and enquired about shipping cost, but the shop didn't get involved in shipping... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

This is probably Athens best museum showing the history, lots of statues, stone treasure and lots of other things of interest. The museum is not large and easy walked. Good service and you are allowed to take photos without flash.

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Odense, Denmark
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

We visited the museum April 30. 2015. The museum is very traditional in its exhibition. Walking just one route along the exhibited art objects reading small signs with short explanations is a little bit boring. The art objects themselves are much more interesting. Gently renovated and set up escpecially the sculpture collection. OK for that. The complete collection gives a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

This museum has an outstanding collection. Sure, go to the new Acropolis museum. But this is the place that will really floor you -- the Mycenean gold alone is amazing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

Many relics that trace the history of the region through several millenia. There are lots of descriptions (in English and Greek) so it would take you days to take it all in. Some galleries were closed including the Egyption collection (not sure why). It would take even longer to go through if they were open! So you either need to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

a must see in athens.... the master pieces were amazing.. agamemnon's mask/ poseidon statute etc They had a lot of prehistoric artefacts and the greek period of course and more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

This extensive museums is easy to get to from the Omonia Metro stop. We spent 3 hours checking out all the rooms and relics, 3 hours considering that not all of the rooms were even open! Take your walking shoes. When you enter go to the left so you can see the progression of art through time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

Despite a quite rough surrounding area it a gem for those who are into the history and archaeology as this museum contains incredibly preserved exhibits! During our visit quite a few halls were closed so was a bit of disappointment, but all in all - prepare yourself and enjoy the view!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

This museum is HUGE!! So much to see and take in! Entry is cheap at $7 euro. Get the audio guide or download the Rick Steves version. Recommend!

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Staying in Exarchia

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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).