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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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  • I'm not sure what I was expecting from this, but I felt a bit underwhelmed. The peak of the visit was overhearing a walking tour guide explain the Greek lettering on a carved stone - perhaps we should...  more »
  • We enjoyed this museum very much. The contrast between the modern building with its bare concrete walls and the sculptures from the ancient times is something. The hugh windows which let natural light...  more »
  • We had a wonderful time here. Host and waiters were funny and great. The food was amazing as well as the wine.  more »
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  • 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!
  • 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.
  • I rarely think things are "must sees" but I think that if anything deserves that moniker, this museum does. It brings The Acropolis alive. For children they have a scavenger hunt, of sorts, to keep them entertained and informed. There is a reading room with tables, power, and books in Greek and English. It's a really wonderful experience.
  • Beautiful building, wonderfully restored and displayed artifacts that include some of the most important Greek works. Interesting video installations provide a look into the ongoing preservation work. Enjoy watching people try to avoid walking across the glass floor that reveals the archeological site below the museum.
  • Somewhere between a museum and an art gallery, this incredible building put on display some of the amazing artefacts found on and around the Acropolis. I say art gallery because the presentation, light and general feel of the place is unlike any museum I've been to before. Split across multiple floors, the top floor shows the friezes from the top of the Pantheon. And you must go here at sunset. We sat and watched the sun go down and it was beautiful. Make sure you make a bit of time to visit the cafe too - the food is pretty good and the staff seem to have a lot of fun. Travellers' top tip: don't wear a skirt or kilt - they have glass floors in some places.