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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. Plan your visit to Numismatic Museum and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Athens trip itinerary maker.
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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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  • The coin collection is outstanding. The information provided however, is very scarce. I wished all museums would provide a mobile app, where you can access *all* available information on each item on ...  more »
  • Having seen coins in museums in the past, I was not too enthusiastic about visiting this one but how wrong I was. The coins here are so detailed that they are even used to revisit and reconstruct stru...  more »
  • Fascinating small museum that tells the story of coins in the region over thousands of years. My wife and I enjoyed wandering the museum and learning. I'd certainly recommend visiting during any warm ...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Lovely, quiet coffee place with great service. Ideal to relax and take break from the frantic rythms of Athens.
  • I went to this Museum today and the staff were very kind and welcoming. Expect to spend around 1 hour as the museum is quite small. You will learn about the ancient coins and you will also be able to work out the wage and the purchasing power back in the day. I enjoyed my time here!
  • Numismatic museum. Must be visited. The best numismatic museum. The best caffee in Athens. Good simple meal. Live music on Thursday nigths, jazz. Excellwnt environment. Historical. The house of H. Schliemann. Architect E. Ziller.
  • A pocket museum not to be missed! !! The museum itself has been Schliemann house . Walls covered with wall paintings , Renaissance style , inspired by the Iliad . Coins from antiquity ( 6th century b.C. ) to now and from all over the world. Very nice cafeteria, also.