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Athens New Acropolis Museum Skip-the-Line Ticket

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    Visit: Acropolis Museum, Dionysiou Areopagitou 15, Athens 117 42 Greece

    Navigate in Greek history through the galleries of the Slopes of the Acropolis, the Archaic Acropolis, the Parthenon, Propylaia, Athena Nike, Erechtheion and the exhibition from the 5th c. BC to the 5th c. AD.

    The Gallery of the Slopes of the Acropolis houses finds from the sanctuaries that were founded on the slopes of the Acropolis, as well as objects that Athenians used in everyday life from all historic periods. On the left hand side, finds from some of the key sanctuaries of the slopes are exhibited. On the right hand side, finds from the smaller sanctuaries and settlements that developed on the slopes of the Hill are displayed. In antiquity, the slopes of the Sacred Rock constituted the transition zone between the city and its most famous sanctuary. This was the area where official and popular cults, as well as large and small sanctuaries existed alongside private houses.

    In the Archaic Acropolis Gallery, for the first time, visitors have the opportunity to view exhibits from all sides as three-dimensional exhibits. With the benefit of the changing natural light, visitors can discern and discover the delicate surface variations of sculptures and select the vantage point from which to observe the exhibits. In the south side of the Gallery, depictions of young women (the Korai), the horse riders (the Hippeis) and many other provide a striking picture of the Acropolis in the Archaic Period.

    The last gallery of the Museum, affords views of unique works that became prototypes for subsequent periods from antiquity to today. For the first time ever, it is possible to view the coffered ceiling of the Propylaia and the sculptures from the parapet of the temple of Athena Nike, and finally, the Caryatids – or Korai of the Erechtheion at close proximity on the balcony overlooking the Gallery of the Slopes of the Acropolis. The main monuments that constitute the Classical Acropolis are the Propylaia, the temple of Athena Nike and the Erechtheion.

    Reliefs of Athenian decrees, impressive portraits, Roman copies of classical masterpieces and depictions of philosophers and historical figures are the exhibits covering the period from the 5th century BC to the 5th century AD. These collections of the Museum include the Sanctuary of Artemis Brauronia, the votives of the Classical and Hellenistic Periods and the votives of the Roman Period.

    The Acropolis Museum provides a restaurant on the second floor, with panoramic views of the Acropolis and a 700 square meter public terrace commanding a breathtaking view of the historic hills of Athens. Among other facilities, the Museum offers a Reading Lounge on the second floor with views of the Caryatids and the Hekatompedos Pediment where visitors can relax on comfortable chairs and browse through books on the Acropolis and the classical world.
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    Reviewed yesterday via mobile

    Nice air conditioned bus ride that included a stop at the Olympic stadium before the NEW museum. GREAT views of the Parthenon and other Acropolis points of interest from INSIDE. Some original artifacts - but the best ones are still in the British Museum. Some...More

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    Excellent museum, brilliant layout and very high quality of exhibits. The latest opening - the remains of the housing “suburb” beneath the museum itself is very well done and worthy of a long visit. Lots to absorb re: Acropolis/Parthenon before or after a visit. Tip...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank JW W
    Reviewed 3 days ago

    Here you can spend many hours just roaming the halls of the museum. Many marble statues with detailed descriptions. The Rooftop Restaurant is also good to cool off in summer with a good view of the Acropolis. Don't mis out on the diggings underneath the...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
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    Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

    We went to the museum after we visited the Acropolis so it was a nice air conditioned escape after being in the sun. Very beautifully discovered artwork with fascinating back stories. We did not get a tour guide - you may enjoy it more with...More

    Thank mercyhn
    Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

    While my husband took a tour with our Skip The Line Tour Guide, I took my kids, ages 8 & 11 on a complimentary scavenger hunt obtained from the information desk. It was fun, informative and completed in an hour. The perfect post-Acropolis stop to...More

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    July 30, 2019|
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    Response from Voyage_CG | Reviewed this property |
    I’m not 100% sure as we were 2 adults. The museum could very well be free for children under a certain age. Or you could purchase your adult tickets online and get to the museum and explain to hopefully skip the line. Enjoy... More
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    Im sorry i dont know the real difference but i agree that there is no reason to pay extra money
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