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Acropolis Museum, Athens

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4.7/5 based on 18,000+ reviews on the web
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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  • Magnificent view. You can admire the statues inside and the view of the real Acropolis outside. The huge glass windows that allow the visitors to see outside and the real treasure hosted inside make t...  read more »
  • It is a luxury of Museum. Thought up to the smallest details. Comfortable. One feels respect for art, by the Greeks, by that wonderful civilization, one ends up (with air conditioning) appreciate this wonder. I wish the British to return what they stole, in this case the frontispiece of the Parthenon and the cariatidas and objects but also the Malvinas, Falcklands or whatever it call.
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  • Visited on a guided half day tour. Impossible to see everything and spend the time you would like on a guided tour but was still a very nice visit. Unsure why no photography allowed on first two floor...  read more »
  • Beautiful museum with a great collection of well preserved artifacts. This place is top notch. The design of the museum is open and airy and the keep it nice and cool. It's also a great place to get out of the heat and located close to one of the primary exits of the Acropolis. A few tips: - Go to the Acropolis first thing in the morning and come here after. It's a great break from the sun and heat and you have more context for where some of these items came from - Ladies... Do not wear a skirt unless you don't mind people seeing up your dress! Parts of the floor are glass. While his is a really cool architectural feature for natural light, it also is quite the surprise for those in dresses and skirts! - Be sure to check out the reading room near the cafe. It has many of the books from the gift shop and is a great place to rest and read up on Athenian history and culture.
  • Great architecture on its own. Expansive with lots of natural lighting throughout the exhibition floors. Polished my Greek history by spending half a day there. Go for the rooftop restaurant which offers a spectacular view of the Acropolis. Servings were good for the price point.
  • The museum is a must see for both visitors to Greece and Greeks as well. It's a unique experience, seeing artefacts that have stood the test of time for more than 2500 years. After seeing the exhibits, you can relax at the cafe terrace (whose prices are really modest btw) right under the Acropolis rock! Don't miss it.
  • An excellent museum and very inexpensive. It is also one of the many attractions that allows complimentary entrance on the international museum day that takes place in the city. Several floors of multitudes of artifacts. In fact, the second floor, they do not allow photos of any kind. You may need to sneak one if you really like something, though be prepared for people to shoo your cameras away. There is a café and Wi-Fi available as well as the lobby. Other places, the museum allows photography without flash.
  • Well designed museum and must see. The entrance fee is convenient. We had expected more items to see but still very good.
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