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Museum Herakleidon

105 Reviews

Museum Herakleidon

105 Reviews
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16, Herakleidon str., Thisseio, Athens 118 51 Greece
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jordromani wrote a review Oct 16
Kavala, Greece472 contributions55 helpful votes
very good experience the museum is nice and has a good gift shop you should visit it and the ticket price is friendly
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Date of experience: August 2020
Laura wrote a review Sep 2020
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This is a fab museum which explores various aspect of ancient Greece, including triremes (warships) and engineering works such as bridges and cranes. We were guided through the exhibits by knowledgeable and enthusiastic museum employees which really added to our experience. Both myself and my partner felt we knew a fair bit about ancient Greece already and we both learnt a lot! Overall really interesting and enjoyable museum and would recommend it to anyone going to Athens. It's a good size too, speaking as someone who suffers from museum fatigue at times!
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Date of experience: September 2020
Tamara R wrote a review Aug 2020
London, United Kingdom6 contributions
We stopped by chance, on our way from the Pnyx hilltop to the Agora. Next time we come to Athens, we will go straight there. It is great for bringing Ancient Greece alive. There are two buildings. Both were full of fascinating exhibits, covering everything from Greek warfare and telecommunications to the exceptional sophistication of life in 17-18th C BC (Santorini before the main eruption). The Antikythera horological ‘computer’ is a must see. The actual object is on display in the National Archeological Museum but we had the good fortune of having a full description of how it works with a 3x life size model in this museum first. Aside from all the interactive displays, both museum buildings were staffed by enthusiastic students, specialists in their subjects and eager to share their knowledge. They even captivated our teenage children. We all learnt a lot, including my history mad husband, who is often better informed than many guides. Not here!
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Date of experience: August 2020
John N wrote a review Jul 2020
Bolton, United Kingdom21 contributions7 helpful votes
I visited the Herakleidon museum yesterday and in my opinion it was the most enjoyable visit of my time in Athens-this includes all of the major museums which I visited. I was guided around by Pantelis, who is, I believe, the General Manager of the museum. Pantelis was bursting with enthusiasm. He was incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about his subject and was able to provide me with so much insight and knowledge which I did not previously have. His English was great and the exhibits were well laid out. In fairness, if I had not had a private tour, the exhibits were well labelled and accurately translated into English so it would have been easy to decipher anyway. I guess at this difficult time across the world, it is nice to have something positive to write about. I really highly recommend this museum. It is located close to the Acropolis and Thissio metro station on line 1.
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Date of experience: July 2020
Nadia M wrote a review Mar 2020
Rabat, Morocco38 contributions13 helpful votes
If you are looking to learn very practical and interesting facts about the way Athens overcame the Persian army in 480BC this is the place! Contrary to the Acropolis or the Delphi museums that have lots of anciant artifacts but seem to be made for historians or archeologists (specialists at least), this is very accessible for lay people. You'll learn about war technologies and innovations, but also how the Athenian democracy organised itself, and defended itself. A fascinating little museum that's great for adults and kids (8 years +) alike! Big shout out to the very nice and knowledgeable lady who gave us a tour of the ground floor rooms and taugh us a lot, we really enjoyed it! (Hoping your foot gets better soon).
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Date of experience: March 2020
Response from Παντελής Μ, Υπεύθυνος Δημοσίων Σχέσεων at Museum Herakleidon
Responded Mar 5, 2020
Thank you so much for your review!
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