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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 179 Attractions in Athens
Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
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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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Manama, Bahrain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

But I enjoyed equally the impressive Mycenae jewellry exhibits, the magnificent Archaic 'Kouros' statues, the lovely grave stele of Hegeso (beautiful really) and the impressive statue of 'Zeus or Poseidon' . The museum's collection is much bigger than the Acropolis' one and I think someone needs more than one visit to cover all the sections. The building itself has an... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

It is a real shame that we underestimated how brilliant this Museum truly is. The wealth of history and the amazing exhibits were absolutely incredible to see the evolution of the arts over time. My number one recommendation (especially for budding artists) would be to allow for PLENTY of time as there is so much to see, and grasp. highly... More

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Sutton England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

At only 7Euros to get in you could not beat the museum for value for money as we spent hours inside admiring the huge range of wonderful exhibits which you are allowed to photograph without flash. Everything is listed in Greek and English and well explained. Nice cafe in the basement.

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Bethalto, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

This Museum was one of the highlights of our day. The unique building and displays were impressive. The several movies were worth watching. It is worth spending several hours. There is a restaurant as well as a wonderful gift shop.

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

I'm not a museum kind of person. But I was fascinated in this one! Do not miss this one. The history of Greece is laid out beautifully in a new, clean, and interesting building. We stopped on a tour for a few hours, but we could have used a little more time.

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Λαρισα
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Visiting the National Archaeological Museum is a must for every visitor of Athens, You can form an idea of what Greece was in ancient times.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Quite expensive but a lot to see. The first room you visit was in my opinion the best (mask of Agamemnon). Big collection of bronze pieces. I would recommend to visit the Benaki and Cycladic Art Museums instead of this one (less people and better collections). I was disappointed by the museum shop, not one book in English about their... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

You'll find many amazing things here. From the statues of Alexander the great to the statues of Gods like Apollo, you'll find various interesting pieces of history. Its a very well kept and organized museum. You'll go through the history from the B.C. times to 1 Century A.D. times. But this museum will require atleast 2-3 hours of your time... More

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key biscayne florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Come early; leave late. This museum will give you an opportunity to witness ancient greek history in collections of artifacts from every period. You will also feel intimacy rarely present in museums, as the beauty of classical Greek art unfolds before your eyes. Let's be honest, many, if not most, museums are stuffy and-yes-boring, after just a short time. Not... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

incredible from the first room with the Mycenaean gold and rythons.... now they have added the Antikithera machine at the end, after the boy riding a horse, which makes it even more interesting... first floor (stairs at the rear) has wonderful Minoic paintings, specially the two boys fighting

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