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National Archaeological Museum
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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“Marvellous museum”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

If you have visited various classical sights in Greece such as Mycenae, Olympia, Delfi, Corinth - you must vist this museum as it contains many treasures excavated at these sites. The museum is exceptional, very well laid out and annotated. There is no audio tour equipment which is a real shame. The Greek government need to address this as it would be a good money earner and make the visit nore interesting without using a guide book.

Visited April 2013
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Santorini, Greece
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“superb”
Reviewed May 6, 2013

All the Greek antiquity is here.The collections are breathtaking. Don't miss it. You will need at least three hours!!!

Visited April 2013
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Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States
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“National Archaeological Museum”
Reviewed May 5, 2013

Don't miss a visit here! Perhaps the best single review of Greek artifacts over the course of time. Well worth the visit!

Visited April 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
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“Whole lotta old sculptures, pots, and jewelry”
Reviewed May 2, 2013

The day before coming to Athens I went to the archaeological museum in Thessaloniki. This one is definitely a better museum. All the stuff sorta blends together after 5 minutes though unless youre really into greek history. I thought the best part was the Scuba diving exhibit which chronicled the first big recovery of greek artifacts from the sea (sunken cargo ship). Instead of just looking at stuff you don't really care all to much about, or know much about, it makes you interested because it tells a story. The world's first "computerized" compass was also found in the shipwreck so there's a good room dedicated to explaining that. It was free for students, I'm not sure what it would normally cost. I spent about an hour and a half here. Only one exhibit on the top floor was open.

Visited May 2013
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Orlando, FL
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“Second in display, first in contents”
Reviewed May 2, 2013

This was second to New Acropolis Museum for me in terms of display, but first in terms of contents. I can't begin to name the pieces you have heard about, studied about for decades, and here they are in real, vibrant, breath taking life.

Neighborhood was a little shady. We walked back to our hotel in Syngma Square, didn't feel overly safe, wouldn't walk back again.

Ate at the outdoor garden restaurant in front of the museum, that was lovely.

Visited April 2013
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