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National Archaeological Museum

Patision 44, Athens 106 82, Greece
+30 21 3214 4800
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Patision 44, Athens 106 82, Greece
+30 21 3214 4800
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Reviewed yesterday

The museum is arranged in chronological starting at the pre-classical era. There are several notable sculptures, all accompanied by detailed historical information.

1  Thank James P
Reviewed 2 days ago

I highly recommend visiting this place and taking time to walk around. It is nicely laid out and has lots of things to see.

Thank Maja-9876
Reviewed 4 days ago

Perhaps the cherry on the pie of this greatest of world archaeological museums is the Antikythera mechanism, dated to 100 BC - 205 BC, an achievement that proved to be beyond the intellectual and technical powers of humanity for the following 1700 years! You will...More

1  Thank Krasimir K
Reviewed 4 days ago

The museum is very well laid out. Moving from one Collection of artefacts to another you can easily become lost in the histories of the places they come from. Going back to Stone Age Greece, Ancient Egypt and Mycenae, there is so much to see...More

Thank yellowperilhk
Reviewed 5 days ago

Certainly include this on your Athen's visit. The newer Acropolis Museum is very nice, but there is an outstanding collection of major artworks here at the Archeological Museum. I had visited before, but made a point to go back on this visit.

Thank CHH02
Reviewed 6 days ago

Well worth a visit make sure you allocate 4-5 hours. There is a red hop on hop off bus that goes to this spot so that makes it easy to get to.

Thank Anna M
Reviewed 6 days ago

There is so much to see here! We downloaded an audio tour from iTunes before touring the museum and we were glad we did. There are many famous works to see so allow yourself a few hours to wander the collections. This museum is a...More

Thank AtTheBeach14
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is built over an ancient dig site and as you approach the entrance there are viewing areas where you can look down into the site and thousands of years of History!!!. The exhibts are incredible and document artifacts of early history. There is...More

Thank 88ChrisG
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An older but very significant museum of Athens. You can admire here masterpieces of the ancient mycenaean civilization.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

A local Greek woman told us "skip the Acropolis Museum and go here." Good advice. The museum has THE collection of ancient Greek and Mycenaean civilizations. There is a lot to see and the Rick Steve app will help sort it out.

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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
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Nicole H
5 November 2017|
Response from Travelin M | Reviewed this property |
We were there a couple hours. It totally depends on how much of a history and museum buff you are? Anywhere from couple hours to all day if you have the times and interest.
Miki R
3 August 2017|
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Response from mpm1 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Miki, Please excuse delay in getting my answer. I am pretty certain that tickets are unavailable for online purchase. However, unbelievably, not as many people as you would think make this a 'must-do' in... More
23 July 2017|
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Response from tarjak2014 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can - and actually have to - leave your big belongings to a cloackroom. I guess it's the same with luggages!