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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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Acropolis Museum and many more Athens attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Athens day trip planner.
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  • The top floor of this museum is laid out exactly like the Acropolis, and all the pieces are there so you can get a better sense of what you walked through. 
    The top floor of this museum is laid out exactly like the Acropolis, and all the pieces are there so you can get a better sense of what you walked through.  more »
  • We saw this on a tour before going up to the Acropolis. The museum is beautiful and so well planned around the artifacts. Many spaces are left open to hopefully place artifacts currently housed in... 
    We saw this on a tour before going up to the Acropolis. The museum is beautiful and so well planned around the artifacts. Many spaces are left open to hopefully place artifacts currently housed in...  more »
  • It’s right by the Acropolis so an easy site to see before or after the actual ruins. However, it felt underwhelming not because there wasn’t great content, but because the best stuff was pilfered... 
    It’s right by the Acropolis so an easy site to see before or after the actual ruins. However, it felt underwhelming not because there wasn’t great content, but because the best stuff was pilfered...  more »
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  • I was very positively surprised by this museum. First of all: the architecture is amazing. It is very open, bright and modern and there are features that amazed me. Secondly, it has a very impressive collection of ancient pieces found in and around Athens and the acropolis. They are telling a clear and concise story. Don’t miss and definitely visit the excavation site after leaving the museum. It was a great experience.
  • This museum is my favorite museum that I have visited so far (and I have visited quite a few around the world). It is designed really well. The rooms feel spacious and airy even when they are crowded. The exhibits are well labeled and explained. There are videos explaining major themes. Very well done! I would like to see an audio guide in the future to reduce time spent in reading text.
  • Excellent museum to learn about the Acropolis. Museum is a beautiful architectural design. From the outside, the top museum windows reflect on the Acropolis. There are glass floors outside & inside the museum - the outside floors look down into the ruins below. The ruins are open to walk through after the last group of visitors at 4:30pm. Get a tour deal that includes both the museum & the Acropolis - you won't be disappointed. We went Mid-March, & just as they opened the doors in the morning, so no crowds.
  • This is a wonderfully laid out museum with excellent explanations in English as well as Greek. It helps you understand the Acropolis and what you will see and I found it helpful to go here first BEFORE visiting the Acropolis. I found the short videos that explain how various relics and ruins were destroyed and then later found and reconstructed especially interesting. Well worth a visit. There is even an excavation of an entire city UNDER the museum that you can view via glass floors in the museum itself. Plan on at least 90 minutes, more time if you like to read every detail.
  • Nice exhibitions in a wonderful building. They have a lot, but it doesn't feel too much. If you take your time and read everything they provide, you can easily spend 4 hours here. For a faster visit, consider one of the guided tours to get a condensed version. If you visit the museum before the Acropolis itself, you'll have more context, but the other way round is also very nice, which is what we did.

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