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. Plan my trip to Athens with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.
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  • Lovely building, unique exhibits, rich though a little expensive shop and cute Brown. You will enjoy many times.
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  • Great Museum with exhibits and kypriakis explained kykladikis from ancient years! Worth the watch!
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  • 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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  • Really good exhibits on four floors, plus a temporary exhibit on ground floor. Super classy place, seems to have a nice restaurant or cafe. Has a coat and bag check. The main museum and temp exhibit are separate fees, but both were great. Includes a video on final floor - lots to read here, plan for 2 hours or more
  • The museum is well-done and conveniently interactive! Really interesting, it shows archaeological finds well preserved.. the air conditioned is a little bit much cold: bring a cardigan with you..
  • Loved this museum! It's not too big, so it won't take more than 2 hours to see everything in detail, and you can probably make it faster interesting history and figures, it's not like the typical museums full of vases
  • Very good museum if you interested in cycladic art. Otherwise you will get board with small figures. Have very nice resturant and suvenior shop.
  • 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!

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