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National Archaeological Museum (Ethniko Archaiologiko Museo)

Address: Patission 44, Athens 10682, Greece
Phone Number: 2132144890
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Ranked #13 of 309 things to do in Athens
Type: History museums, Art museums, Museums
Owner description: A museum featuring the art and artifacts of the Minoans, an ancient...
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Type: History museums, Art 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Very important works. The Greek accomplishments were way before Roman times. Read the Greek teachings about the Minotaur and see the statue of the human torso and bull head. See the impressive 2 m high marble Kroisos Kouros statue.

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Αthens
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Athens isn't just Acropolis and Acropolis museum! You will be surprised by the exhibits of this museum . Antiquities from Ancient Greece and seasonal exhibitions as well

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marmari
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

A visit to this Museum be it for half an hour or for 4 hours even , will never be enough . Every breath you take becomes the breath of the living past , The happiness ,the beauty , the pain , loss and then again Love of Life in every possible expression artwise of the Greek people . Very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

A fantastic archaeological museum with a great collection. The place is aging a bit and could do with some more inspired curation.

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Ramat Gan, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

It's a wonderful building with true treasures for the greek culture lovers. Do not miss a cup of coffee in the garden, it's magic.

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Landstuhl, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Generally good exhibits, a nice walk through. Hard to tell some of the reproductions from originals. Many areas were closed off the day we visited and we felt a bit herded, a la IKEA. Bit of a scary neighborhood as well. A taxi directly to the entrance might be a good idea.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The museum has been renovated (I personally think that it lost a bit of character). I didn't understand why a couple of rooms were not accessible to the public, as you could see there were items to see in there! Other than that it is a very interesting museum. Above all, the Antikithira mechanism is in that museum and that... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I enjoyed the museum there we some may different objects from a wide range of historical periods and importance. However so areas we cornered off so we didn't get to see them all. My boyfriend wasn't as enthralled, to him may of the items on display we much the same, so towards the end he lost a little interest but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Visited when they had the exhibition of the treasure from the sunken ship. Bronze statues and marble that was still beautifully carved though some parts had been exposed to the elements of the sea and you could see the difference between the exposed and non exposed parts. Fabulous statues of Poseidon. Well worth a visit and full of wonderful ancient... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The shipwreck of Antikythira revealed an ancient computer of the phases of the moon, included all ecclipses of moon and sun, plus phases of planets Venus, Mars,.. Currently in world tour but soon back, excellent videos on youtube. The most astonishing piece of engineering of the sevond century BC

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