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Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens

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Admire the private collection of Nicholas and Dolly Goulandris at 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 Museum of Cycladic Art and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • A quiet museum in a tidy neighborhood, not overcharging by gigantic flow of tourists. Attractive presentation. Especially the section ' daily life in ancient Athens ' is captivating for (not too small) children. Was pleasantly surprised ... Easily accessible by metro (Syntagma) or trolley buses from Omonia or Syntagma
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  • Cyclades not everybody in Russia. And a group of Greek Islands, where seven to eight thousand years ago, the civilization already existed and cult, the content of which we can only guess by looking at the wonderful expressive figurines made of marble, inspiring many modern primitistov. A private museum, he invested the heart and soul of its owners. In addition to the cycladic figurines you can see ancient Mycenaean and Cypriot sculptures and amphorae in a separate wing of the temporary exhibitions, and they are very good. Besides, in the neighbouring wing, you can look at the old Athenian House with clean well maintained floors and moldings. Be sure to come here.
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  • Even if the Cycladic civilisation is not your favorrite you will definitely enjoy the Cycladic Museum. It is a small museum situated at the heart of Athens. It is wonderfully put together and it does ...  more »
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  • Excellent collection of cycladic art and art excibitions
  • Interesting museum with various collections and a temporary exhibition by Ai Weiwei.
  • Lovely small museum housed in an old building. One of the largest collections of Cycladic are in the world. For kids (and adults too) there is a permanent exhibition called "Scenes from Daily Life in Antiquity" on the 4th floor which is really well done. Takes you on a little 'tour' of what life was like back then showcasing ancient artifacts with images of people who are using these objects. The exhibit integrates film, photos and actual objects. Very cool. Nice little museum shop as well with some handmade ceramics in addition to books, jewellry, etc.
  • What a jem. Nicely curated and beautiful art that makes you think about civilisation. A must see!
  • Astonishing museum offering a time travel to ancient Greece!