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Review of Acropolis Museum

Acropolis Museum
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Athens New Acropolis Museum Skip-the-Line Ticket
Ranked #1 of 341 things to do in Athens
Certificate of Excellence
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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 March 20, 2013

I took a nice solitary walk last weekend though the Acropolis Museum. I had already seen the exhibits in the previous museum on top of the Acropolis and was amazed to discover such a lovely new place in an old and well trodden touristic path. Of course you will enjoy the numerous exhibits and the History that goes with them, but the museum itself is a sight to behold. A modernist chunk of angular concrete that surprisingly let's the ancient artifacts breathe in the abundant sunlight and visitors enjoy the great view of the Parthenon. Try to plan to visit around lunchtime, as the in house restaurant has a rather interesting Greek menu, but beware of the crowds. It can get really busy.

Thank Nikos P
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Reviewed March 19, 2013

Sunday, a perfect day for visiting the new acropolis museum(Monday is closed). the outer shell is very modern, and the museum compared to the national museum is very small. But it was made to house the elginian statues that are in the national British museum. also it houses all the new founded that were lying underneath. the museum has a glass floor and you can see all the excavations. watch the small video about the history of Parthenon. and of course the four caryatids (the 5th is still waiting to come from the British museum....).
it is said that time permits you will be able to have a walk in the ancient ruins underneath the museum.
drink an espresso at the open air cafe and admire the acropolis vista!

Thank paulGreece
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Reviewed March 19, 2013

The Acropolis Museum has an amazing design. It is built over excavations of the homes/residences/shops of regular classical Athenians, and glass floors showcase the ongoing excavations to great effect. You see terrific examples of pottery and sculpture, painted and unpainted kouros and kore statutes, and then, on the top floor, a life-size frieze (with the substantial bits taken by Lord Elgin modeled in plaster) that goes around the perimeter of a mock-up of the Parthenon depicting the Panathaneic Procession. Out the window, looming with the same orientation, you see the Parthenon itself. Very powerful stuff.

Thank MDMomof3
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Reviewed March 19, 2013

Easily accessible via the trams, I wish I had visited the museum before visiting the Acropolis itself. The layout is clear, with enough breathing space between the displays. I especially enjoyed looking at the ruins under the museum through the glass panels, a very unusual sense of the mixing of the past and the present. You get to see much closer views of the sculptures and the stories behind them. Especially informative is the video that is screened on (I think) the third floor of the museum, which nicely summed up what we had seen through the various exhibits.

Thank JezaT
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Reviewed March 18, 2013

In athens you will be regretful if not going to this museum, the collections are amazing, you can learnt a lot of the wonderful old athens god and goddess and the famous stories behind the acropolis! Also the frappucino in the cafe is cheap and the best I tasted!

Thank Kelly01sw
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