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National Archaeological Museum

Patision 44, Athens 106 82, Greece
+30 21 3214 4800
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Patision 44, Athens 106 82, Greece
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Reviewed today

This is a must see museum in Athens. You will see the very best of ancient Greek art here. Go early to avoid the crowds. Do not miss the Thera room on the second floor which contain the oldest frescoes in the world. To see...More

Thank David S
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Reviewed today via mobile

What an amazing place to visit plenty of room inside and airconditioned. Standing in front of artifacts from 300 BC and earlier just makes you realise how old we really are. The effort to preserve these priceless pieces is well worth the visit. This is...More

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Reviewed today via mobile

The National Archeological Museum of Athens is a wonderful museum, full of incredible findings of all eras, even prehistoric, in Greece! It is really big, so if you visit it without a guide, in order to wonder around all rooms you will need about 4-5...More

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Reviewed yesterday

If you love history at all this museum is a must. The original Minoan wall frescoes are here, the death mask of Agamemnon, the entire history of ancient Greece.

Thank Daniel P
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Although probably not as popular as the newer akropolis museum, the national archaeological museum is a must see.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

After you visited the Acropolis a half-day (at least) stop at the national museum is a must. You will discover everything about the Greek culture starting from millennials ago to the great age of Greece. I would spend a week inside admiring everything!

Thank Jacopo S
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The collection is absolutely superb. My personal highlight was the Mycenaean collection, featuring a boar tusk helmet, a really astonishing collection of seal stones and the death mask of Agamemnon. Really worth a visit, a must see in Athens

Thank r0mantraveler
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Simply a jewel, the museum is full of beautiful pieces from many different ages of Greek history and heritage, all catching your eye and some so famous to be real encounters when you finally see them in front of you after having seen their image...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

I think I took close to 1000 photos of ancient art related to what I knew of history and mythology. It was an academic's paradise. I'd planned to spend just a few hours but I stayed till closing!

Thank Craig K
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Fantastic collection of ancient artifacts. Well done interpretative panels in English. This museum was especially informative after visiting ancient Greek sites on Santorini: Akritori and Thera. Allow enough time to immerse yourselves, at least 2 hours.

Thank Anne B
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Exarchia is in many ways Athens’ best-kept secret,
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area’s vibrant street art and graffiti, which seems to
cover almost every inch of wall space. Some of the
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Kris K
July 1, 2018|
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Response from Sara K | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I finally got part of the answer to your question (my Guide is very busy - hot season). So, this is a modern monument to refugees... the lines are the borders of different countries, from where people in different... More
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Nicole H
November 5, 2017|
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Response from Travelin M | Reviewed this property |
We were there a couple hours. It totally depends on how much of a history and museum buff you are? Anywhere from couple hours to all day if you have the times and interest.
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Miki R
August 2, 2017|
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Hi Miki, Please excuse delay in getting my answer. I am pretty certain that tickets are unavailable for online purchase. However, unbelievably, not as many people as you would think make this a 'must-do' in... More
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