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Address: Paparigopoulou 7, Athens, Greece
Phone Number: 210-323-0168

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This is the building that housed Otto, the first King of Greece. Marvellous neo-classical architecture, with simple bavarian lines. Most of the furniture has also been preserved... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2014
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Athens, Attiki, Greece
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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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153 reviews 153 reviews
36 attraction reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

The name of this small and a bit grubby museum is entirely misleading: it gives nothing away of what is here. It's certainly not a museum of the city's history. So what is it? I'm still mystified and I'm quite a history buff. It's a pair of town houses, one filled (vaguely) with items related to King Otto of Greece.... More 

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Αthens
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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

It used to be the house of the first king of Greece and it is renovated and you can see original furniture . The most interesting part is in the ground floor an architectural plan of Athens in 19tj century. Also you should have a cofee or drink in the garden (the cafe is really unique)

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Cairns, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

An interesting little museum. Many exhibits,including quite old furniture as well. I found the lighting rather difficult and descriptions on the exhibits a bit hard to follow.But interesting as a part of Greek history just the same.If you are out for a stro;; from your city hotel its worth a quick look.

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Athens, Attiki, Greece
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This is the building that housed Otto, the first King of Greece. Marvellous neo-classical architecture, with simple bavarian lines. Most of the furniture has also been preserved. The audio-visual interactive display on the ground floor offers a wealth of information on many other ancient building in Athens. The bistrot in the back garden is an added bonus.

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England
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Interesting exhibits displayed in an attractive setting. Unfortunately there was no audio-guide and not a lot of written information available in English - what there was wasn't always possible to read, ie very low level lighting in first room and several other rooms roped off with the information still displayed on the far wall. A shame as this was a... More 

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globeseeker007
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538 attraction reviews
1,074 helpful votes 1,074 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

This museum is filled with furniture dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries. There are sofas, chairs, desks, and dining room sets to name a few. There are paintings and pastels as well as black & white photographs from the 20th century. There is an old phonograph and victrola. It's like walking through and antique shop.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

A country with amazing culture. And this museum has been propably one of the best I have ever been! I will definatelly ty to find the opportunity to visitGreece again.

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the highlands
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112 reviews 112 reviews
60 attraction reviews
186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

not so grand from the outside compared to northern European palaces and grand houses but inside it was very interesting. oldest large oil painting of Athens in the 17th century and lots of early 19th century furnishings from the time Greece's Bavarian king and queen were in residence. not far from syntagma square.

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Alexandria Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

This relatively unknown museum is a favorite spot of mine in Athens, and I have been to visit it on several trips. Let me emphasize that it is not for everyone. Read your guidebook before you go to determine if it suits your interests. This museum consists of two residences next to one another. The first was used by Greece's... More 

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Worcester, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

new, moderate, informational, good value for money to visit. Take time to read and explore. Good background and insight of siviliation years gone by

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