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Address: Paparigopoulou 7, Athens, Greece
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URGENT: the museum is nowhere near where it shown to be on TripAdvisor's Google map. The problem is with very similar street names. The museum is at 7 Ioannou Paparrigopoulou... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed March 7, 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a nice change from all the archeological sites. The city model with videos about the important buldings is really interesting for a first time visitor. The furniture donations give it the feel of a small, modest palace. It is a really nice museum to visit on a vold, It windy day.

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Thank Laura C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

I heard many of my friends talk about the museum I never expected it to be like this What a beautiful and well designed piece of heritage I and my husband and children aged 18 & 16 where impressed how interesting we found this museum Walking over clear glass floors and seeing the ancient sites beneath us was an amazing... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016

This Museum presents the modern history of Athens. Your tour will also include many other facets of Athenian history, culture and life. Several collections reflect the different aspects of the city offered by the Museum.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2016

URGENT: the museum is nowhere near where it shown to be on TripAdvisor's Google map. The problem is with very similar street names. The museum is at 7 Ioannou Paparrigopoulou, between the Plateia Klathmonos (square) and that National History Museum. Closest metro stop is Panepistimio. (Eyewitness Travel guides have it at the right location on their maps, but quite incorrectly... More 

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Thank Dane C
Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2015

This museum is probably the only museum in Greece where you can still see the insides of a palace! It contains several objects relating to the everyday life of the King and the Queen. The famous huge painting is somehow unreal!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2015

The museum is small and limited but is definitely worth an hours visit. The huge painting by Jaques Carrey was made 13 years (1674) before the huge explosion in 1674 which did terrible damage on the top of the Acropolis. This painting over 5 m long is probably the closest one will get to visualizing the original area. Strongly suggested... More 

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Athens, Greece
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2015

a small very psecialized "museum".just a collection in a city that has vry many realunique museums. Interesting building.

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Picton, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2015

The Museum was good, but unfortunately the day that we went it was very busy with school children so we were not able to really enjoy it as much as we would have liked to. I would definitely like to visit this museum again so that I can get to explore it more and appreciate it better with much less... More 

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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

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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Omonia Square is as plain in appearance as Syntagma is grand. Surrounded largely by functional blocks from the 1950s and 60s and no longer boasting its underground stalls, the square is now mostly frequented by immigrants and bargain shoppers. The most rewarding area to explore is to the south. Set off down Athinas Street, with the Acropolis gradually coming into focus in the distance, and you will get a sense of old commercial Athens, especially at the picturesque meat, fish and vegetable markets some way beyond the City Hall. The blocks to the west of Athinas are home to many Chinese and South Asian traders, adding a multicultural atmosphere to what was until the late 1990s a very homogenous society.
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