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National Archaeological Museum

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National Archaeological Museum

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See the best of Athens with a guide, who takes care of navigation and logistics, on this guided tour. Go past city highlights such as the Keramikos Cemetery, Roman Forum, and Ancient Agora, among other ancient monuments. Pedal along bike-friendly paths and streets and cover more ground than if walking, learning the city's rich history as you go.
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O.A.Mimran wrote a review Nov. 2020
Hod Hasharon, Israel33 contributions2 helpful votes
First of all arrive early. By 11 there's a big line to wait. The collection is vast and very rich. But also repeat is self very quickly. The exhibit was free so still worth it.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Fiona H wrote a review Oct. 2020
Greyabbey, United Kingdom7 contributions2 helpful votes
The Museum houses a fascinating collection of ancient statues,bronzes,pottery and jewellery.The experience was spoilt somewhat by officious staff who seemed to be obsessed with enforcing mask wearing regulations.Despite my husband and myself assiduously wearing our masks we were bourne down upon by one member of staff who took exception to the type of mask worn by my husband and then during our visit by another who thought my mask was not adequately covering my nose(it really was!).The irony was that there were several staff members huddled looking at phones. Compared to our experiences in visiting other museums such as the Acropylis Museum which was excellent with friendly helpful staff and the Agora which was also delightful we did not enjoy our visit here and would not come back.We did not feel at all welcome.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Hannah Mirissa wrote a review Oct. 2020
London, United Kingdom37 contributions23 helpful votes
Firstly the building itself and the garden inside are beautiful. When we were greeted inside one of the staff specified that we could take pictures but NEVER in funny poses. She then proceeded to demonstrate what a normal pose would be which was very very funny. Overall the staff did seem a bit on edge the whole time which was odd. The pieces themselves are a mixed bag but they do have the earliest example of an ancient computer which is a must see. On the other hand the vases section must be about a mile long and a lot of the museum is dedicated to ornamental statues found on graves. Worth a stop though for sure just for a few of the pieces. Didn’t stop at the cafe, looked a bit dingy despite the beautiful garden outside.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Susannah P wrote a review Oct. 2020
Tiverton, United Kingdom1,435 contributions225 helpful votes
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Perhaps worth visiting twice as there is s lot to see. Either that or choose what really interested you. The statues are excellent, depicting the different artistic styles throughout the centuries in ancient Greece. The treasures from Ancient Micyene were my highlight. Pottery collection vast.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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37SueFo wrote a review Sep. 2020
Swanley, United Kingdom72 contributions24 helpful votes
The archaeological museum is full of fascinating exhibits, particularly the Antikithera Device, which is something I always wanted to see. There is a lovely open courtyard linked to the cafe, which has trees and large sculptures in it. Worth a morning's visit
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Date of experience: September 2020
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