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National Archaeological Museum, Athens

Categories: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
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4.6/5 based on 4,200+ reviews on the web
The largest of Athens' many museums, National Archaeological Museum houses a vast collection of ancient artifacts unearthed from a variety of excavation sites around Greece. The museum's world-famous Mycenaean collection includes the 19th century finds by archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann, featuring golden funerary masks, relief stelae, alabaster tools, ivory carvings, and jewelry. The museum also displays a staggering array of ancient figurines, frescoes from the volcanic island of Santorini, and the oldest known mechanical computer, designed to predict astronomical positions and eclipses. There's so much to see here, it may take you several visits to absorb it all. Make your trip through ancient history a bit more comprehensible by arranging for a guided tour of the museum's most representative exhibits. Use our Athens vacation planner to add National Archaeological Museum and other attractions to your Athens vacation plans.
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  • Amazing collection of greek treasures that have influenced generickly western art go there stay for the day 
  • Getting to this museum can be a pain via public trans, as its a decent walk from the metro which lets you off in the not nicest part of town. Also note that if you were planning on dining options betw...  read more »
  • Museum often overlooked but is visited and they turned out in many parts a surprise. Beautiful cycladic part that has been a source of inspiration for modern masters like Modigliani and picasso
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  • Much items of same topic. The table of labels and descriptions is sometimes a bit confusing or completely not understandable. But you get a nice feeling for the Athen's proud of their culture, loverly. The museum is air-conditioned and wheelchair friendly. Recommended for persons who likes historic statues, vessels and ceramic / bronze arts.
  • The leading museum for Greek archaeology on this planet. It'll simply blow you away. The must sees: Prehistoric, Mycenian (the gold cabinet), the colossal statue which stood in front of Poseidon's temple, statue of young horse-rider, statue of zeus or poseidon (see pics). June '16
  • Long review but I recommend reading this for the many details.This is a great museum to go to. The museum is a good alternative to the Acropolis when it is very hot and crowded. This is the most important museum in all of Greece. The museum is accessible from the hop off hop on tour stop. There is also a streetcar stop if you are coming there that way. The museum even has a café and store there.
  • Amazing! Very large number of collection items well maintained and preserved!! Entrance fee is 10 Euro Free wifi is pretty fast.
  • Impossible to describe its richness. I was particularly amazed by the Minoan frescos that I had seen in the history books and didn't expect to find there. Fantastic collections!
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