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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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The best archaeological museum in Greece by a distance is the National Archaeological Museum in Athens. It is a massive and wonderful collection that needs some time to see. I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The best archaeological museum in Greece by a distance is the National Archaeological Museum in Athens. It is a massive and wonderful collection that needs some time to see. I recommebd the Statue dept mostly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This museum hosts artifacts that the humanity can be proud of -an absolutely priceless collection! Even if you are not a history or art expert you will be able to appreciate the transition of art from standing still figures, to slightly moving and full blown movement. Stand in frond of a statue and notice for a minute the masterful sculpture,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

If you want to see all the exhibitions you should spend more than 1 day in the museum. It is perfect chance to see unique and very interesting ancient artefacts.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

a lot really a lot of statues. the museum is easy enough to find. it's a bit a shabby neighbourhood and the gardens are not so well maintainted. there are a lot nice atrifact but you must like them. the most interesting ones were the smallest

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Impressive building, loved Agamenon's gold treasure it is the largest archaeological museum in Greece and one of the most important museums in the world devoted to ancient Greek art. Poseidon's statue, before believed to be Zeus's is my favorite. Get the museum guide and you will not be overwhelmed and will not miss its main masterpieces. Free for students and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Although not as popular as the New Acropolis Museum, our family enjoyed the ~3 hours we spent at the National Archaeological Museum. While the New Acropolis Museum has the best collection of artifacts from the Acropolis in Athens, this museum has artifacts from all over Greece. The museum paints a great picture about the diversity and history of Ancient Greece.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

This has to be one of the best museums our family has visited! I would highly advise anybody who wanted to get the full description to download the Rick Steves audio guide to go along with your visit. This museum takes you through the different ages of Greece and how the art has been affected by it. Very interesting and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Featured in the museum are several bronzes. Bronze statutes are hard to find in areas that have fought and sometimes lost over the millennia. Bronze is readily melted to make tools, weapons, and serving pieces for food and drink. So to find some of the exquisite bronzes featured here, the viewer is indeed very lucky. Also, unfortunately off exhibit when... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

This museum demonstrates that the Greek culture is one the oldest ancient civilizations. It's evolution over many thousands of years is presented and explained here and is amazing to learn about and view. Simply beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This museum is nearly overwhelming in content but it is well worth the trip. Tours are available but many areas have explanatory placards in English. You get a feel for the development and population movements over time in Greece and the surrounds. Don't expect to see everything unless you are into exhaustive experiences. Nice cafe inside and reasonably priced.

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Address: Patission 44, Athens 10682, Greece
Phone Number: 2132144890
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Attica  >  Athens>  > Exarchia

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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).
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