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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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  • Within walking distance of Syntagma, Kolonaki, an elegant white marble mansion houses the largest collection of cycladic art all world. Famous marble figurines, small boats, masks. Enough for you 2 hours and 5 euro.
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  • Not very popular, 4-story, not so great with permanent exhibitions of the Cyclades and Cyprus (for my the most prominent) itinerant authorized. If you like historical art, later
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  • It is a valuable collection of this particular sculptural style of the Cyclades Islands. Enigmatic, stylized and with a great influence on modern art. The Museum is well mounted, is small, comfortable and has a good souvenir shop. I hesitate to go to it because it is not very popular, but it was one of the most valuable sites I found in Athens. In addition, the temporary exhibition presenting this season, seemed spectacular.
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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!