Goulandris Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens

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Admire the private collection of Nicholas and Dolly Goulandris at Goulandris Museum of Cycladic Art, housed inside a neoclassical mansion. The collection of Cycladic art (works from an ancient civilization that once existed on Aegean Islands) includes pottery, ceramics, art, sculpture, and jewelry. The one-of-a-kind galleries, once the private rooms of the Goulandris, are accessible throughout the year and a popular stop on a tour of Athens. Visit the museum's website to learn about temporary exhibits. Take a look at our Athens vacation generator to schedule your visit to Goulandris Museum of Cycladic Art and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Lovely building, unique exhibits, rich though a little expensive shop and cute Brown. You will enjoy many times.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Great Museum with exhibits and kypriakis explained kykladikis from ancient years! Worth the watch!
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  • August 13, 2017
    This is an interesting collection of Cycladic artefacts. Each floor has a different theme and character but all are extremely well presented & educational. Well worth the 10 euros entrance fee.  more »
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  • July 6, 2017
    This is such an amazing museum. It has a really good survey collection of all the major historical periods of Greek archaeology. A must see!
  • June 27, 2017
    Excellent ! Full historic route. Good presentation. Need at least a full afternoon !
  • April 23, 2017
    A great museum to visit. It has four floors. The first is dedicated to the simplicit enigmatic sculptures of the cycladic civilization, the second is about classical ancient greece, the third is about ancient cyprus, and the last a great presentation of the life of an ordinary athenian of the classical times. The museum has great artifacts and is presented in a non boring (suitable for all ages) way. Pairs nicly with the Benaki museum, the archaelogical site of Aristoteles lyceum and the byzantine museum.
  • March 30, 2017
    The history of Greek and Cycladic art thrown into one museum. Shows the progression of sculpture from the simplest of forms and how they were made.
  • April 11, 2017
    Beautiful museum. Nice cafe and fantastic souvenirs.

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