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“Surrounded by History”
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Acropolis Museum
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Athens Sightseeing with Acropolis Museum
Ranked #1 of 321 things to do in Athens
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Modern, uptodate building on the foot of the Acropolis housing important ancient Greek statues and much more
Reviewed February 17, 2013

I must admit I'm not a huge fan of museums in general, so I visited this one just because it was for free during some holidays. Although the museum seems kind of empty, there is some interesting stuff to see. Do not miss the video projection about the Parthenon!

Thank Luci89
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Reviewed February 17, 2013

A large new museum complex of airy, open design and natural light that is conveniently located on the pedestrian Dionysos Areopagous which encircles the Acropolis and passes through Plaka.

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Reviewed February 16, 2013

A rainy day in Athens meant it was time for the museums - and where else to start than the new Acropolis Museum, handily placed at the foot of the hill and around the corner from the metro station.

Designed to allow as much light in from the outside as possible, with a glass floor adding to the sense of brightness and space, it's a breathtaking cavalcade of ancient history, spread over three floors - although the well-placed restaurant takes up most of the second level.

I was lucky enough to end up in a long conversation with a tour guide over lunch, as her client had lost interest in hearing too much more about the exhibits. Having been to the British Museum a week before my visit, I was fully aware of the ongoing dispute over current stewardship of so many of the Parthenon pieces, including the Caryatids and the frieze.

As you visit the top floor to see the massive frieze recreated in it's entirety, it becomes even more obvious that the old justifications for the British Museum to retain ownership of the original sections are losing their strength, as Athens has built an entirely appropriate home for them to be housed in.

Having said that, so much of what you see in Athens is a cast, or a recreation, or a copy of another kind, there is a view that it might not matter as much as some might say.

Either way - this is a MUST SEE.

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Reviewed February 14, 2013

Phenomenal experience after clambering all over the Acropolis in a gusty mid-winter rainstorm. Perfect siting. Concrete, glass, and steel make the rich tones of the archeological site below and the wonderful sculptures and other displays come alive in stark relief. Perfect proportions. Sloping entry hall full of drama. Light floods into all the spaces. The views everywhere are stunning but my favorite is (probably predictably) the Parthenon Hall. You could be no where but Athens. And the Parthenon's salvaged marbles speak to the ruined building above and are presented so that seemingly one is magically transported twenty-five centuries. Bravo, Tschumi. Bravo, wise leaders who chose this design and saw it was built. The exhibits are well-curated, the cafe is beautifully done, the service areas efficient. Everything was spotless. The staff were courteous and very friendly.

Thank jimatmutianyu
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Reviewed February 13, 2013

Beautiful museum, everything stylishly presented, well-explaned and well lit, but simple enough that it doesn't detract from the wow-factor of the ancient exhibits.

Thank BeLikeTheSquirrel
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