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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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  • August 17, 2017
    I found it sad to have a few pieces as a collection for one of the most important restaurants in Greece. Not having the access to the underground was a pity  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    The museum is stunning if you are in Athens this is a must do. Every floor is full of history and just as impressive as the last. We got there early and the line to get in wasn't super long but as we ...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    Chulisima!, is indispensable to take it easy. We got a bonus of €30 which includes la.mayoria of los.momumentos, but this is not. The entrance is €5 and teacher/teachers pay... no!
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  • July 4, 2017
    Very spacious and modern, good use of day light, making the place very conducive and open. It also tries its best to provide to-the-point short explanations of the exhibits, and showcases the artifacts found in acropolis. Great effort considering half the artifacts are in British museum. The video talking about Parthenon is worthy to watch as well. Non flash photography is allowed at some parts of the museum. An hour to two would be sufficient to cover the museum completely
  • June 4, 2017
    The museum is large and full of light. Exhibits are arranged in such a way so that the place never feels crowded even when it is full of people. The staff are courteous and helpful. And of course nothing beats the view of the Parthenon from the restaurant where you can have the most delicious chocolate-banana tart ever created, after an equally delicious lunch. Ancient art and cullinary art together. Hard combination to resist!
  • June 5, 2017
    The building of the museum is really a work art. Its very modern and well air-conditioned space allows the visitor to spend pleasantly a couple of hours inside. Here you will find all of the precious items that were discover at and near the Acropolis. There you will find the original Caryatids (the beautiful female columns at the Erechtheion). Also after browsing around trons of murals and faces of gods you can enjoy a cup of coffee at the cafe on the second floor of the building where you will get one of the best views of the Acropolis from afar.
  • July 2, 2017
    This is one of the best museums in the world for real Greece history. It was amazing. Packed with authentic history. The museum is built over thr excavation of a town. We loved it. We were there for 3 hours
  • June 30, 2017
    A beautifully designed museum. Loved every part of it. Would love to visit again once the excavations underneath are finished. Only downside was the sections in which you couldn't take a picture.

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If you come to Athens for its ancient history, stay in Plaka, a lively neighborhood located within walking distance of the city's major archaeological sites. Although relatively expensive, hotels in this part of town offer spacious rooms, private swimming pools, and rooftop cocktail bars. For less expensive but equally comfortable lodgings, consider boutique hotels and family-run inns in the quiet residential neighborhoods just a short drive south of Plaka. Good rooms fill up early in the season, so plan ahead and book in advance.
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