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“Fantastic museam”

National Archaeological Museum
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Private Walking Tour: National Archaeological...
Ranked #11 of 285 things to do in Athens
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Reviewed July 8, 2017

Its a bit out of the way, but don't let that deter you. This is a great museum. And they have the world's first computer --- the 2000+ year old Antikythira Mechanism. Plus plenty more amazing things from thousands of years of Greek history. Don't miss it!

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Reviewed July 8, 2017

The Archaeological Museum is one of the must-see sites in Athens; it is a beautiful, modern museum with a massive collection from the earliest settlements in and near Athens through the classical period. We visited in early July with our two teenage kids and two nephews in tow. The older teenagers really appreciated the amazing beauty of the statuary; the younger kids (12-14) less so. As an adult, I wish I had several days to explore the museum and its overwhelming gorgeous collection. The staff and docents were friendly and knowledgeable. The statues and other displays are well spaced, with good descriptions in Greek and English. I can't overstate how well presented and moving the beauty of ancient Greece is as presented here.

The cafe is also superb and not to be missed; they have indoor and outdoor seating; the outdoor seating is in a gorgeous atrium with orange trees and works of art perfectly interspersed (the food was very good and reasonably priced too!)

Thank dalbert
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Reviewed July 8, 2017 via mobile

Bucket list item ticked off! Seeing the Antikythera mechanism. Fantastic museum showcasing a lot of very nice artefacts. Well worth a visit.

Thank Mark L
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Reviewed July 7, 2017

well placed in a logical order. Good lighting so you can take your cheap cell phone pics without flash. They are the ones with all the stuff you studied in history class! Not the OTHER glass palace of rudeness...lol
Area is fine in daytime, maybe iffy after midnight....no worries mate!

Thank Trained P
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Reviewed July 6, 2017

Walking up the gritty urban boulevard from the Plaka to the Nat Arch Museum in Athens one gets the feeling they are visiting the old Soviet Union, complete with the large run down buildings and rattling boxy cars. The Nat Arch Museum could certainly use a good landscaping and exterior clean up, but get thru the doors and you will find an amazing collection of eastern Mediterranean artifacts. The depth of Greek art, sculpture, pottery and other material is stunning. The collection also spans some other ancient civilizations such as Minoans and Egyptians, and the whole thing is lovingly rendered to provide useful explanations and context.. I'm not a big museum guy, but this is such an excellent presentation and learning lesson that I recommend that you make time to visit when in Athens.

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