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“New archeological experience”
Review of Acropolis Museum

Acropolis Museum
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$6.25*
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Athens New Acropolis Museum Skip-the-Line Ticket
Ranked #1 of 339 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 May 27, 2013

The museum is open and wide. It harbors multiple (not all) archeological findings around the acropolis. What I liked the most was to see the original Cariatids. One of them was under restoration, and they showed a video of how laser is used to remove pollutants and other debris to return the sculptures to their (close to) original appearance. On the upper level, they have mounted the reliefs that were located around the roof line of the Parthenon, so it gives you the impression that you are seeing them in their original order. What I did not like about the museum? Two things: supposedly pictures and video are prohibited, but I saw many persons using their smartphones (even with flash) and video cameras, and no museum staff stopping them from doing that. In fact, I saw people posing in front the statutes, which is prohibited in other museums in Greece. The other thing I did not like, is that the museum does not sell any videos of their exhibits or the history of the Parthenon (shown on the third floor).

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Reviewed May 26, 2013

If you are in athens, for holiday or business, plan at least half a day at the Acropolis Museum, the best way to close a day after the visit of the archaeological site. The place is very suggestive, built on the romans's SPA, visible under the glass on the floor, the interior is really confortable for all, included wheelchair access and families with children.
The art collections are unique in the world, well explained in greek and english.
The top floor is aligned with the acropolis and produces a very striking effect, especially at sunset.

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Reviewed May 26, 2013

This new museum is architecturally significant as it should be since it is sitting at the base of stunning architecture. The glass floors allowing you to see the ruins beneath the museum are beautiful, the layout is nice and it is wonderful that there is finally real estate dedicated to displaying the wealth of antiquities from the Acropolis, a must see, make reservations online. Nearby you can visit a great restaurant called Strofi. We had lunch at the museum but it was chaotic and the wait staff were overwhelmed and the food was just ok, but the museum itself is stunning and an absolute stop on any visitor to Athens itinerary.

1  Thank Joseph M
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Reviewed May 26, 2013

The brand new building is as stunning as the treasures it houses. The approach is a clear glass walkway which reveals the ruins and current excavations below. There are three floors with the top floor being dedicated to the Parthanon itself. Sadly many of the splendid pieces have been destroyed over the years and only fragments remain...the best pieces were carted away by Lord Elgin and in some cases copies of these have been inserted. Makes you want to write the Queen and ask that these precious artifacts be returned to their rightful place. Museum has a short and very informative movie on the 3rd floor and also a very nice restaurant on the second which offers tremendous views of the real Acropolis.

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Reviewed May 26, 2013

After visiting the Acropolis a trip to the museum is a must to view some of the original finds that have been moved from the Acropolis. Excellent value at €5

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