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Acropolis Museum, Athens
(4.7/5 based on 19,000+ 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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  • Amazing the condition of the artefacts all those centuries ago some thousands of years before Christ was born. The museum is modern and pleasant to wander round. Don't miss it if you like history. 
  • It is the place you must see, compare with Acropolis. They offer you 6 languages booklets. Indoor, quite, also have very nice restaurant for you to rest. The restaurant has great view to see Acropolis...  more »
  • One of the museums that somebody should.see during his.lifetime. Greece is the mother of civilization and dimocracy and acropolis miseum is a museum that you can see when and where everything started 
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  • The best museum I have ever visited. They have transparent floor tiles where you can see the actual dig site below. In addition to the beautiful exhibits you also get a great view of the acropolis from here. The entry fee is separate at around €5 (not included in the €30 booklet)
  • Beautiful museum, very modern. The glass floors in some parts of the museum are a neat idea. The top floor is a 1:1 representation of the upper part of the Parthenon and contains both original and replica pieces of the marble decorations found on the actual Parthenon. It also provides stunning views of the Acropolis from the all-glass top floor. European students can enter for free with an appropriate ID.
  • Nice museum to visit and find out more about ancient Greece. Entrance fee is 5 Euro which is decent compared with 20 Euros to visit the actual Acripolis site across the road but that worth the money as well for the history that place has. Don't miss it if you are in Athens
  • My favourite museum in Athens. The layout of the museum itself is amazing with the archaeological site beneath your feet. I suggest visiting the Parthenon early in the morning and visiting the museum after. You'll avoid the rush of the tour busses this way. I chose to have a guide and it added to the total experience of the museum. Cameras are allowed but selfie sticks are not. Also the restaurant located within the museum is very good and does provide a view of the acropolis.
  • First of all, there is baggage scanning at the entrance. WHY? Are we at the airport? I started to argue and they explained that it was introduced due to safety reasons. Inviting 1.5 million refugees from a very dangerous region without ANY checks into schengen area was safe, but letting people into a museum without scanning is not safe. Is it a joke? Secondly, you are not allowed to bring large backpacks etc inside, even after they scanned it. What was the reason of scanning, then? And yeah, the museum itself is rather small, although the building is huge. So inefficient use of space. Yeah it's ok, but nothing really interesting in there.