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Acropolis Museum

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Thissio / Makriyanni
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Address: Dionysiou Areopagitou 15 | Makriyianni, Athens 117 42, Greece
Phone Number: +30 21 0900 0900
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Modern, uptodate building on the foot of the Acropolis housing important...

Modern, uptodate building on the foot of the Acropolis housing important ancient Greek statues and much more

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Elegant museum with space and light providing a beautiful venue for the Athenian antiquities. It's open 'till 10pm and the vista back to the Acropolis in the fading light is... read more

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Glasgow, Scotland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Okay museum with a lot of antiquities Ina modern surrounding. Definitely worth a visit but somehow I left feeling like it could have been better.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Elegant museum with space and light providing a beautiful venue for the Athenian antiquities. It's open 'till 10pm and the vista back to the Acropolis in the fading light is stunning. Excellent value.

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Ocean City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Acropolis Museum is an archaeological museum focused on the findings of the archaeological site of the Acropolis of Athens. It is built on pilings over ancient ruins and has glass floors so you can actually see the ruins. The museum was built to house artifacts associated with the Acropolis from the Greek Bronze Age to Byzantine Greece. The statues... More 

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Thank kille2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A must see in Athens. The museum took 30 years to be built but the result is astonishing. The natural light allows the masterpieces to stand in glory.

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toscana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Pull GREECE out from Europe is a crime,here you can found the Cradle of the art and our culture ,don't miss it !

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Thank giulianoerre
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Well designed museum building; allows maximum light, uses less articulate lighting. Great preservation of things found in excavations. The most amazing thing I saw was a trio of young women educating a group of 15 children who were not more 3-4 years old. Kudos to the management to allow them in and the girls for handling toddlers inside a place... More 

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Odessa, Ukraine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Modern museum. Very interesting, open space. Must-have! Souvenirs are available on first floor. Bad mobile signal inside the museum. For children you can buy nice books of Greece history on several languages: russian, french, english, Italian, german, greek. Cafe on top floor inside and cafe on top open terrace with nice view on Acropolis.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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If you don't know what this building looks like and you try to find it on foot, make sure you have a good map. Street signs are poor and the museum itself is completely in signed (not even in Greek). We almost walked past thinking it was a council building. When you get there head straight to the top floor... More 

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Clovis, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Amazing, there are special prices for groups as well. The museum is well laid out and child friendly as well.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is something you should not skip when in athens! The museum is modern and beautiful designed. The top floor is a mirror image to the exact placement and position of the Parthenon so you get a feel of the exact size of the temple since you are not allowed inside the actual Parthenon itself. The restaurant is also a... More 

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Thissio / Makriyanni
Named after the well-preserved Thission (ancient temple of Hephaestus), Thissio is blessed with a small wooded park and some less frenetic streets that offer numerous quieter places to stay and eat. Largely pedestrianized Apostolou Pavlou Street runs between the Acropolis and forested Filopappou Hill, well worth climbing for more great panoramas, until it merges with Dionysiou Areopagitou Street. This leads to the up-and-coming area of Makriyanni, whose centerpiece is the magnificent new Acropolis Museum. Opposite the museum is the entrance to the southern slopes of the Acropolis, while the eponymous metro station nearby is at the top of Makriyanni Street, another strip of touristic cafés and restaurants.
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