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“May not interest everyone but a quality experience all around.”

Museum of Cycladic Art
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$65.60*
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Athens Museum Unlimited Pass
Ranked #15 of 341 things to do in Athens
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator
Reviewed June 15, 2013

I was biased when I visited this museum because I'd just been in the Cyclades Islands for a week before arriving in Athens so that I had a ton of interest in the relics found there. They've done a great job of displaying the history of the arts in these islands (and around Greece) in a way that forces you to contemplate the beauty of a three thousand year old painted vase, but really is forcing you to say to yourself, "They made this that long ago? And it still looks this beautiful?" Coming from North American, I had studied Greek history in school, but to see the actual creations displayed in this way was eye opening for me. I'm not sure if a visitor without a background interest in Greek arts would love this, but I thought it was well worth a visit. It's located on an unattractive very busy Athens street but it's an oasis in itself and had a stylish little cafe inside.

Thank ChipTravel
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Reviewed June 15, 2013

The museum was opened 1986, the Collections include pieces from 4th millenium BC to 6 th century AD. It can be reached easy by taxi or by a walk along the busy city avenue if you prefer that. On the first floor is Cycladic Collection housed with its world-known pieces The Cup-Bearer and The Stargazer. On the second floor is viewed the Ancient Greek art, and on the third floor you can see the Cypriot Collection. Fourth floor presents scenes of Daily Life in antiquity.
There is a convinient fast elevator inside the building, rest-rooms as well as the nice elegant cafeteria with some food/drinks available. Ticket costs 7 Euro and can be bought at the entrance, opening times are 10 to 17 mostly, sunday from 11, thursday to 20, and tuesday closed.

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Reviewed June 8, 2013

Very elegant museum. Wonderful cycladic pieces. Next to the benakis where you should go for lunch at the terrace. very nice shops at both museums

Thank luciasantos
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Reviewed June 1, 2013

This museum across from the National Gardens is definitely worth a trip. For any fans of modern art, Early Cycladic art is definitely worth investigating. The museum itself is also a nice building, just east of Syntagma square. Very nice exhibits

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Reviewed May 20, 2013

This is a beautiful museum not far from the Presidential Palace and numerous embassies in the affluent Kolonaki area. Nice, friendly staff welcome you. This privately owned contains a great number of major finds from the islands. The displays are beautiful and the air conditioning a plus to keep up your attention. For children and adults there is a stunning audio visual section with short films and animation bringing Ancient Greece to life. Nice shop on the ground floor though some artefacts are very good quality but expensive. I would recommend the café with a good choice of drinks and pastries.

Thank AlainD653
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