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Museum of Cycladic Art

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Kolonaki / Lykavittos
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Address: Neophytou Douka 4, Athens 10674, Greece
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Phone Number: (+30) 210 7228321
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

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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you will realize that modern art is 4000 years old

museum of the first civilisation in europe. Amazing this is modern art. I realize inside there that modern art is 4000 years old.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

museum of the first civilisation in europe. Amazing this is modern art. I realize inside there that modern art is 4000 years old.

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was a really nice surprise for me to discover from an airline magazine while flying to Athens, that there is a temporarily exhibition of Ai Wei Wei masterpieces in Cycladic museum, which is available till Oct'16. Museum building is modern and comfortable inside, with great caffee and wi-if access on the ground floor, located in a building with classical... More 

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The use of the cube in real life and the simplicity of the forms are there to admire!!Le Corbusier,the great Architect said that his visit at the Cyclades Islands was the `experience``including the ``light` that exists and that is didderent from all other parts of the world.He was right!!!

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Languedoc-Roussillon, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We found out that Ai Weiwei was exhibiting at the Museum of Cycladic Art before our recent trip to Athens. To see this exhibition along with the Art of the ancient Cyclades was a must. We were so happy that we went. Ai Weiwei's sculptures in both marble and wood are amazing and so skilfully done. We also loved his... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The museum is home to an incredible collection of Ancient Greek art. The museum is home to a vast collection ranging from the geometric period to red and black figure vase painting. I highly recommend a visit.

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Both for its design, collection and fascinating descriptions I enjoyed this museum more than any other in Athens. I spent much more time in this museum than I had planned to, and I learned a great deal on every floor, including the last one on everyday life in antiquity.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum/gallery is one of the best I have visited on my travels. It is located in a former mansion of a well known shipowning family and it has been tastefully refurbished and extended sensitively. What I like about the museum is the display isnt crowded and there are not too many floors and exhibits which can cause museum fatigue.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After visiting the museum which was wonderful we treated ourselves to a lovely lunch ! Great outing & also saw the Ai Weiwei exhibition which I enjoyed to !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I LOVED this museum! It took you through the very ancient history of the Cycladic areas of Greece. The displays gave you such an amazing sense of how life was lived there long ago. Seeing some of the evolution from simple statues to more ornate ones, seeing the tools, jewelry and pottery evolve - very fascinating. The museum also had... More 

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful small museum with a great selection of artifacts from the Cycladic civilization. It is in the best part of the city center and close to other small private nice museums.

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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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