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Numismatic Museum, Athens

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Offering an alternative way to discover Greek history, Numismatic Museum holds one of the world's largest collections of ancient and modern coins. Over half a million artifacts narrate the history of Athens from the 14th century BCE to the present day. In addition to coins, the museum displays thousands of medals and stamps, which come from various excavation sites in mainland Greece. The Neo-classical building, once a private home of celebrated archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann, remains a major draw for architecture buffs. Spend some of your own modern coins in the shady cafe located in the museum garden. Take the guesswork out of planning a Athens vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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  • The currency of Athens Museum but also the villa of Schliemann and his children. The walls are covered with frescoes and the beautiful terrazzo. A beautiful Museum!
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  • If you are into coins, old money, this is your museum. Spread out over 2 floors and still expanding, you will see a collection of ancient coins that is second to none. There is some English informatio...  more »
  • A small museum but with much rich history, very interesting and very well described Collections. The attention of the staff very good. The shop of the Museum only accept purchases in cash.
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  • The café behind the museum is a hidden gem. An atmospheric cafe. Highly recommended.
  • We visited mainly because we wanted to see Heinrich Schliemann's house, so we didn't actually see the exhibition. There is a cafe in a lovely garden, a perfect place for a relaxing drink.
  • Great building in the center of Athens with beautiful collection. Café not to miss.
  • A haven away from traffic as coffee shop set behind the main building.
  • Lovely, quiet coffee place with great service. Ideal to relax and take break from the frantic rythms of Athens.

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If you come to Athens for its ancient history, stay in Plaka, a lively neighborhood located within walking distance of the city's major archaeological sites. Although relatively expensive, hotels in this part of town offer spacious rooms, private swimming pools, and rooftop cocktail bars. For less expensive but equally comfortable lodgings, consider boutique hotels and family-run inns in the quiet residential neighborhoods just a short drive south of Plaka. Good rooms fill up early in the season, so plan ahead and book in advance.
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