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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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Wonderful museum

This was an amazing place. The collection was extensive and varied. Well worth a few hours, if you like ancient artefacts.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

This was an amazing place. The collection was extensive and varied. Well worth a few hours, if you like ancient artefacts.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Although it's a little farther out from the tourist center of things, make the time to visit this museum. It has some amazing pieces and displays. I appreciated the easy to navigate chronological layout.

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Trabuco Canyon, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

We loved the sequence of the artifacts but I hated that they closed several areas at 3:00 without any notice and without explanation. We missed several exhibits of high importance because of this. The staff was rude chasing you out of the rooms in order to close them up. It doesn't do any good for the government to extend hours... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

This museum is full of archaeological treasures from all parts of Greece. There are many pieces of statuary that are monumental in size - it's quite breathtaking. A great deal of the signage is also in English, which helps. My son, who was a classics minor in college, and very knowledgeable about Ancient Greece, was very impressed here.

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Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

There is just so much to see in the Museum. Collection is vast and I found it difficult to take it all in.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

The Archaelogical Museum was well worth visiting. The Museum contains many relics of the past and has them arranged so the visitor understands the progression. Finds from Mycenea are particularly outstanding.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Wonderful museum covering prehistoric to Hellenic Greece. So many wonderful pieces! One of the galleries was closed due to lack of funding but most were open!! They also have a fantastic courtyard downstairs where the cafe is. A must see!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Very interesting and insightful. All the items on display have a plaque describing where the piece was found, what it was used for, or where it fits into a mural or building. A must visit for people interested in mythology

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Myceneae Gold, Cycladic marble figurines, unbelievable vases and terracotta figurines, and then the sculpture collection embracing the Archaic through the Hellenistic periods – this is a wonderful museum in which the individual pieces are well presented. It should also be noted that the staff are quite proud of and knowledgeable about the treasures on display.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

If you have any interest in Greek history this museum is a must visit. For example, if you go to Akrotiri in Santorini you really need to see the wall paintings in the museum. Likewise all the gold finds from Mycenae. Also the Antikythera Machine is extraordinary. Then there were the bronzes.... It is all well displayed and explained. They... More 

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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).