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National Archaeological Museum

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Address: 44 Patission, Athens 106 82, Greece
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Impressive world class museum of Greek antiquities.

This is a must see if you like Mycean artifacts. Some of the collection date back 5000 years. At the current time, there is a beautiful collection of statues, urns, vases and... read more

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Closter, New Jersey
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This is a must see if you like Mycean artifacts. Some of the collection date back 5000 years. At the current time, there is a beautiful collection of statues, urns, vases and artifacts tied to the Odyssey of Homer. Museum has a shop, cafe and outdoor gardens.

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Athens, Greece
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Not well organized. but that does not matter. if you focus on the content you ll be amazed. don't miss Cycladic art. ancient sculptures that could be in the best museum of modern art. just magnificant

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A wonderful setting for the ancient stones of the Acropolis - beautifully laid out and easy to get round.

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While in Athens, you have to visit the National Archaeological Museum, plan to stay a while, lots to see.

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We visited this museum twice. You. Just can't take it all in in one visit-or2 for that matter. The first floor holds some wonderful human sculptures. A nice collection of Cycladic art and the magnificent gold from Mycenae tucked in the very back left corner is a door leading to a private donated collection which is nothing short of spectacular.... More 

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Athens, Greece
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There are so many artifacts in the National Archaeological Museum and they cover such a vast period of time that one cannot not visit it when in Athens. This is hands down one of the most important museums in the world. You can spend days in there and still you'd have lots of things to see.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As expected with lots of Greek marble busts, statues, and some early history of Greece and Sparta. The exhibits explanations are thoughtfully in Greek and English. Much of the ancient history of Greece is explained here demonstrated with marble script and exhibits.

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Amazing walk through history greek, Egyptian and some Roman. If you can go but there is so much there it will take hours to even walk around and even more to take the time and look at everything.

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Easy to reach by metro. Lovely outdoor reasonably priced cafe. Truly a national museum, not Athens -centric and covers a wide spread of time as well. Fascinating medical information and early astronomical clock were highlights for me.

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We were able to see artifacts from 4500 BC! So much pottery, statues and jewelry. These folks really likes to decorate their dead. Most of the stuff came from funeral/graves in Greece. The detail they were able to put in the artifacts with hand tools is awe inspiring. The jewelry looks much like items you would wear today. A good... More 

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Exarchia
Exarchia is in many ways Athens’ best-kept secret, discovered by relatively few international visitors. Located behind the main University and Polytechnic buildings, it is unsurprisingly home to many students, intellectuals and politicos. This is reflected in the area’s vibrant street art and graffiti, which seems to cover almost every inch of wall space. Some of the best Athenian tavernas are located here, as well as its most alternative bars and underground music venues. You'll find political bookshops and quirky stores here, yet it is also a neighborhood inhabited by families and older folk. On Saturdays, punks and grandmothers alike head for Kallidromiou Street, nestled below Strefi Hill, to pick up fresh produce at the traditional laiki agora (street market).
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