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Museum of Cycladic Art

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Address: 4 Douka Neofitou, Athens 106 74, Greece
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+30 21 0722 8321
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Museum of Cycladic Art is a private living cultural institution in the...

The Museum of Cycladic Art is a private living cultural institution in the heart of Athens. More than 3.000 objects of Cycladic, Ancient Greek and Cypriot art (dating from the 5th millennium BC to the 6th century AD) are displayed in the galleries of the four floors of the Museum of Cycladic Art. This summer the museum also hosts two contemporary art exhibitions by artists Jannis Kounelis and Ugo Rondinone. The museum can be accessed either from the entrance from the Stathatos Mansion (1 Irodotou Str & Vasilissis Sofias Avenue) or from the entrance at 4 Neofytou Douka Str & Vasilissis Sofias Avenue.

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Beside the Acropolis Museum and the National Archeological museum of Athens, this is the 3rd best museum in Athens and it is worth to visit. The exchibition there is stunning... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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athens,greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Beside the Acropolis Museum and the National Archeological museum of Athens, this is the 3rd best museum in Athens and it is worth to visit. The exchibition there is stunning!! Defenetely you must visit this museum

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A private museum, a collector's inspiration, houses masterpieces of cycladic art, from the early age of copper -3200 bC-, uncovering the culture of the Aegean sea. The museum recently hosted a great exhibition of Ai WeiWei, activist and artist, inspired by this great cycladic civilization.

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Oegstgeest, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice exhibitions. Nice museum with plenty of interesting objects. We really enjoyed our visit. Personnel were also very friendy

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Whitby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the museum highlight of our stay in Athens, beautifully laid out over four floors. The quality of the exhibits was stunning. The café was great with lovely cakes.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Before classical Greece there was an ancient civilization that made the leap from the late stone age and produced exquisite art

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

This is far from the largest museum in Athens, but it is one of the very best, with five floors of high-quality exhibits. It's the best I saw in Greece for actually having English explanations of what we were seeing.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

This site is a must see if you are interested in the ancient sculptures that came out of the cycladic islands. The museum is well set off with different levels for different time periods and the flow of the museum is easy to follow. Photos are allowed with no flash and the gift shop is fantastic. The free wifi is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

Not as great as the major stops in Athens such as the acropolis or national archeological museum but I quite liked it. Lots of great stuff to see and, although im an ancient history nerd so I could be wrong, seemed more accessible to those who dont know as much coming in.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

Before hitting the beaches in one of the famous Greek islands like Mykonos, Paros, Santorini, etc. it would be nice to know more about the civilization that thrived there 3 millenniums BC. Many art artifacts are presented in the museum.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016

For me, it is the best museum in Athens. Not only for the ancieties which are presented there but mainly because they introduce the visitor to the ancient greek history.

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Kolonaki / Lykavittos
By far the ritziest neighborhood in town, Kolonaki is home to most of the chic boutiques and designer label stores. Here, the wealthy say no to austerity by dressing in their finest and spending hours in the trendy cafés around Kolonaki Square, sipping the most expensive coffee in Europe. The area also contains a couple of notable museums and cultural institutions, which add to the air of nobility. The leafy upper reaches of Kolonaki transition into Lykavittos Hill, the highest point in central Athens. Climb the paths through its wooded slopes to the tiny chapel at the top, from where you are rewarded with stunning views across the Acropolis to the sea and even the mountains of the Peloponnese on a clear day. The wooden amphitheater up here hosts regular concerts during the summer.
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