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Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens
(4.7/5 based on 750+ 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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  • the contemporary Museum, perfectly organized. Exposition with objects of antiquity (including a very large collection of cycladic idols) are supplemented by the online submission of information! You can view short movies-reconstruction of burial and the wedding, electronic stands with touch screenshots provided additional information on the subjects of the exhibition. This modern way of presenting information is very attractive, especially when you are travelling with children)))))
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  • Relatively small museum beautiful presentation of life in ancient Greece especially for children the report Impressive Ai Wei wei
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  • Small compact presentation of the early Greek culture as developed in the Cycladic archpelago. Items fron the 5th BC millenium until early AD time 
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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!