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Acropolis Museum, Athens

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Established to preserve the rich heritage of ancient Greece, Acropolis Museum brings together thousands of artifacts found at the world-famous ancient citadel located on a rocky outcrop above Athens. Opened in 2009 just a short walk from this heritage-listed archaeological site, the museum exhibits nearly 4,000 objects, including items formerly held in storage or displayed by foreign museums. The collection focuses on statues from the 5th century BCE, widely regarded as the finest examples of ancient artistic achievement. The museum building, a major tourist attraction in itself, features exhibit spaces designed to give each artifact a clear historical context. Finish your visit at the second-floor restaurant, which offers panoramic views of the city's historical hills. Put Acropolis Museum at the forefront of your travel plans using our Athens itinerary maker.
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  • Beautiful Museum, which highlights the different archaeological exhibits thanks notably to the mastery of light. Essential after the visit of the Parthenon.
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  • Excellent exposure with educational videos, a blast from the past with a taste for beauty. You can see statues and bas-reliefs, someone with even fragments of the original colors and colored entirely virtual reproductions that lead to travel with the imagination leaving imagine the splendours of the past.
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  • Even though I had been there before, this year I visited the museum with a guide and it was an entirely different experience! I loved it, because with the earphones they gave us, we did not have to st...  more »
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  • Very large museum, exhibits nicely lighted and presented in English and Greek. Wonderful building and gorgeous views to the acropolis. The cafe has a nice selection of teas and prices are not too bad. Outside seating available also on nice days. Worth every euro of the 5 euro ticket!
  • Amazing experience, highly recommend going good here BEFORE visiting the Acropolis to gain a better understanding of the history. Will help you appreciate the ancient structure more and see it in a different light rather then just an old pile of stone. Ladies, don't wear skirts. You'll understand why when you enter the main foyer area. Great Cafe with meals on the third floor with excellent views of the Acropolis.
  • Best thing about this museum is the building itself. In a sense, it's a modern architectural marvel that aims to compete with the ancient overlooking Parthenon! The building gets 6 stars!! However, the information available was very very lacking. I was feeling lost and extremely irritated throughout. I went to this museum to learn about the ancient "Athena" but the museum is too focused on only one aspect that is ARCHEOLOGY! If you don't have sufficient knowledge about Greek history and mythology then you will be greatly disappointed! They don't cover the anthropological and historical aspects very well.
  • It's small for a museum, but the history is amazing. Shocking that they would display the real pieces from the acropolis just free standing and not encased in glass. Security is throughout stopping you from touching the original pieces. Some broken pieces are plastered together where it makes sense, however so much is still missing. Below the museum are ruins which you can see through glass floors in certain areas. They hope to make it accessible in the future.
  • One if the best cured history museums in the world. You can tell it's state of the art in a beautiful building and very well thought out. If you went to the acropolis, this is a must as well to compliment it.