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Numismatic Museum

Panepistimiou 12 | In the Iliou Melathron, Athens 999-20, Greece
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Panepistimiou 12 | In the Iliou Melathron, Athens 999-20, Greece
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Reviewed 29 October 2015

All of the gift stores in Athens sell coin jewelry, most of it is based off ancient coins. This museum is fascinating with so many great examples of ancient Greek coinage. The building itself incredible with marble stairs, mosaic floors, hand painted ceilings, ornate woodwork....More

Thank soonergirl1991
Reviewed 18 October 2015 via mobile

This museum was okay, but skip if you don't have time. There were many good examples in this collection, but you can see similar stuff in the National Archaeological Museum of Athens. Although, admission is free for students and it is included in the bundle...More

Thank yabancikiz
Reviewed 17 October 2015 via mobile

Heinrich Schliemann, the man who discovered ancient Troy's athens villa now serves as a numismatic museum where Greek coins of all ages, including one of the 26 decadrachmas known to exist, are displayed. Anyone with an interest in antiquity, economic history and or numismatics is...More

Thank chansley
Reviewed 7 October 2015 via mobile

Famous, as it is the 4th more important in the world. The building nice and historical. My opinion is that it needs much improovment but it remains fantastic in its kind

Thank giorgo11
Reviewed 1 September 2015

The building was the house of thefamous archaiologist Henry Sleeman. Today is a great museum about the numismatic history of Greece and all Mediteranean sea. Great !

Thank Chriss X
Reviewed 13 August 2015

The garden cafe is indeed delightful and Schliemann's house is beautiful with the decorated ceilings, the mosaic marble floors and its elegance. It is interesting to see the well developed coin making skills of the Ancient civilisations.

Thank Kirragirl_12
Reviewed 7 August 2015

Closed on Mondays. Costs 3euros entrance fee. Located on the famous Panepistimiou Street no. 12! Museum is house in the iliou Melathron, former residence of Heinrich Schliemann, the renowned excavator of ancient Troy!

Thank Angela H
Reviewed 8 July 2015

My husband enjoyed the coin collection much more than I did. But, I was greatly impressed with the number of coins! The courtyard is beautiful, as is the home itself.

Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 1 July 2015

Even if you are not interested in monetary history this museum has the best garden coffee shop in the area

Thank Marva S
Reviewed 19 June 2015

While the focus of the museum is coins, and a very interesting ancient collection, it was the home we came to see. It is a magnificent building. The interior is heavily frescoed, ceilings painted with themes from the history of Greece, Homer's adventures and the...More

Thank MarcyMarkOakland
Perhaps the best place to get your bearings is
Syntagma Square, crowned by the imposing Parliament
building on its upper side and surrounded by other
large structures, such as the exclusive Hotel Grande
Bretagne. The grand avenues that lead towards Omonia
are also full of massive Neoclassical edifices like
the Numismatic Museum and those around smaller Platia
Kolokotroni. Here you will find lots of travel agents,
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