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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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  • Exquisite artifacts! The highlight for me was seeing the original Caryatids. Lines can be long so it helps to pre-book your visit online.  more »
  • This museum is simply fantastic and an absolute must if you care to appreciate all that the Acropolis has to offer. I would revisit often if I had the chance.  more »
  • Fantastic, modern, cheap as in low price for entering. Do not miss it if you are the least interested in Acropolis and/or Athens.  more »
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  • Architecturally and historically one of the best museums I have been to. A view of the Acropolis from the top floor makes is great tourist attraction for getting lovely pictures too! Price is also very forgiving. Highly recommended!
  • A very thorough museum for those who are interested in Greek mythology and art history. The place was huge with very high ceiling. It was a bit too warm for those who come from the north or cold-weather countries. They had a very complete collection of Greek mythology sculptures. The giftshop sold quite diverse collection of Greek mythology and art history books. This is a very good place to gain knowledge before you go to Acropolis.
  • It’s a must see destination. Easy access to it. All transportation available. Ticket only 5 eu. There’s so much to see from the greatest civilization, Ancient Greeks. You need minimum five hours if you want to see all. Imagine seeing part of Ancient Athens through a glass floor. Very impressive. Coffee Shop and gift shops with very reasonable prices. It was a privilege to visit such museum. Please be aware that many of the statues are not the originals because the originals were stolen by the British. They refuse to return them.
  • Wonderful museum directly next to the Acropolis. They have tons of artifacts dating back centuries and don't forget to go around the side to the basement area where you can see how they ran water through ancient pipes long ago. Very well maintained, lots of exhibits appear to go on rotation or they are keeping space for additional artifacts in certain periods. Very pleased with our visit here - well worth the time.
  • Very well done museum with an excellent architecturally designed building to house it all. I loved the fact that they build it suspended above the excavated ruins, and that you can go underneath the museum to see it. Super cool.
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