This is almost certainly the best museum in Athens. It has statues, art and pottery from ancient Greece and some from ancient Egypt. The museum is well kept and there are explanations next to each exhibit. If you're staying in Athens, it is definitely worth a visit. The price is also low compared to similar caliber museums in places like the US or Italy.
There are a few problems though: maybe I expected too much, but the words "National" and "Archaeological Museum" (when talking about Greece), as well as the rave reviews, put my expectations of this place very high. In fact it is a very small museum, and a lot of the displays are similar. You will be able to go over everything you'll want to see here in about an hour.
There is also no "museum experience" here that is so common in many newer museums: you can look at the artifacts and get a droning audio guide, but there are no frequent English-language tours offered (as far as I can tell). For someone familiar with ancient Greece only on a basic level, it's probably very difficult to appreciate many of the displays that would amaze ancient Greece buffs—and the museum doesn't do a very good job in making the information accessible.
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