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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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  • It is certainly the jewel of our country with very large global radiation. The modern architecture and technology used is exemplary. The ruins of the Museum is in a way neatly through space, so that the visitor foreigner or Greek to feel tucked inside a time machine. This element along with the fact that through the many glass surfaces you see the "sacred rock" of the Citadel, in which stands the Parthenon, is the success of the Museum.
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  • Acropolis museum is one of the musts when you visit Athens. There is all the history of Parthenon monument and this museum is unique in the whole world .  more »
  • A perfect overview of the venue and good introduction prior to going up to the Parthenon. The Cafe here is very good too.  more »
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  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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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