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Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens

Categories: Art Museums, Museums
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4.7/5 based on 700+ reviews on the web
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 museum on 4 floors with different characteristics: the Cyclades, Cyprus, daily life in ancient Greece and exhibition of contemporary artists. Interesting and rich display of exhibits some unique in the world as those of Cyprus. For the Cyclades there are parts that cannot be found in the National Museum, on the top floor drawings and videos represent the life of ancient Greece. A nice Museum to see
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  • This gem is the best unknown museum in Athens. Great for kids...interaction computer maps/time lines. Some artifacts were 3000 years bc., but tastefully displayed...on four small floors. Collected fro...  read more »
  • Gives you so much information about the history of Greece., ancient and modern. Up to date with interactive displays. More people should go here! 
  • What a jem. Nicely curated and beautiful art that makes you think about civilisation. A must see!
  • 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.
  • The focus of this museum as the name suggests are finds from the Cyclades islands, however, I got an extraordinary bonus, a special exhibition of Ai Wei Wei work, focusing on the refugee crisis and a homage to the Cycladic world. What luck!!
  • Great museum space with nice gift shop and chic cafe. World's second best collection of Cycladic stuff after the Met.
  • Fantastic collection displayed in a good intuitive way.
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