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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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  • And that hence arises the culture of us who live in the West. In some way or another everything began here the Museum is maintained well and the price is more than accessible (five euros). There is an archaeologist for consultation. The caryatids were my favorite. I highly recommend it.
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  • Much of what did not destroy the weather, earthquakes including, and especially men with their more or less justified actions (Greek/Roman/Turks/Genoese/Venetians/English) is now preserved in this modern structure at the foot of the Acropolis and close to the theatre of Dionysus. We remained impressed with the brand new headquarters of the Museum (2009) at the foot of the Hill does represent a natural continuation of the Acropolis itself. Are preserved here the most important finds found on the "sacred rock" from the Mycenaean period to the Roman period. Despite that in several thousands of cubic meters of the building you can admire many masterpieces, so many that one wonders what could keep at his time the Acropolis. The environment is broad and bright and from the roof you can admire the Parthenon in all its glory. Among the most fascinating original Caryatids of the Erechtheum at which place have been placed copies. Nearby a video illustrates the futuristic and outstanding work of restoration carried out on these statues with the latest technologies. Even this is worth visiting the Museum, but be careful: winter hours are very short (closes at 15.00 ... ..) and are enforced by pedantry and a bit of arrogance from zealous officials so that at 15 o'clock all visitors are already out. In the modern hall of access are projected the video very beautiful and meaningful, but also because these are the same hours. We therefore recommend the visit in the morning. In January there were long queues at the entrance to the theatre of Dionysus. Reduced price tickets cost 3 euros, a price definitely valid. Inside it is forbidden to photograph except some areas. The ban is enforced, even this rather pedantemente. Near the Acropolis.
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  • One of the best museums in Europe. Modern architecture is combined with the exhibition of Antiquities. Amazing, worth the visit all Greeks.
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  • Very large museum, exhibits nicely lighted and presented in English and Greek. Wonderful building and gorgeous views to the acropolis. The cafe has a nice selection of teas and prices are not too bad. Outside seating available also on nice days. Worth every euro of the 5 euro ticket!
  • Amazing experience, highly recommend going good here BEFORE visiting the Acropolis to gain a better understanding of the history. Will help you appreciate the ancient structure more and see it in a different light rather then just an old pile of stone. Ladies, don't wear skirts. You'll understand why when you enter the main foyer area. Great Cafe with meals on the third floor with excellent views of the Acropolis.
  • Best thing about this museum is the building itself. In a sense, it's a modern architectural marvel that aims to compete with the ancient overlooking Parthenon! The building gets 6 stars!! However, the information available was very very lacking. I was feeling lost and extremely irritated throughout. I went to this museum to learn about the ancient "Athena" but the museum is too focused on only one aspect that is ARCHEOLOGY! If you don't have sufficient knowledge about Greek history and mythology then you will be greatly disappointed! They don't cover the anthropological and historical aspects very well.
  • It's small for a museum, but the history is amazing. Shocking that they would display the real pieces from the acropolis just free standing and not encased in glass. Security is throughout stopping you from touching the original pieces. Some broken pieces are plastered together where it makes sense, however so much is still missing. Below the museum are ruins which you can see through glass floors in certain areas. They hope to make it accessible in the future.
  • One if the best cured history museums in the world. You can tell it's state of the art in a beautiful building and very well thought out. If you went to the acropolis, this is a must as well to compliment it.