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Museum of Pavlos and Alexandra Kanellopoulos

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Insight into a collector's passion

A charming little museum half way up to the hill to the Acropolis. Drop in to break the walk from... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2017
Belgo96
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Brisbane, Australia
Cozy privat Museum very interesting close Acropolis

It was a surprise!, with only 4€ cost you can visit a marvelous collection of ancient Greek... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2017
GianPietroBreda
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12 Theorias | Panos, Plaka, Athens 105 55, Greece
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

A charming little museum half way up to the hill to the Acropolis. Drop in to break the walk from Monastiraki to the Parthenon on a hot day. Like many private collections it focuses on artefacts of great aesthetic quality rather than purely historical interest...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 12 September 2017

It was a surprise!, with only 4€ cost you can visit a marvelous collection of ancient Greek masterpieces !!

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank GianPietroBreda
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

There was only one room in the basement opened to visiting. It is not worth the 2 euro entrance fee. There was also a room which looked entertaining with videos and explanations but no english was available. The sign also poited to a room as...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Laura C
Reviewed 31 July 2016

We arrived in Athens on Saturday around 11 a.m. Our hotel would not be ready for a couple of hours and so we decided to take a walk up to the Acropolis and see how long the line was. It was long and the day...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Peter W
Reviewed 4 March 2016

This Museum is located on the foothills of the northern part of Acropolis Hills. It is quite secluded to other major attractions in Athens

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank kiltmaker2
Reviewed 28 February 2016

A beautiful museum with stunning views to the Acropolis, founded in 1976, when the Pavlos and Alexandra Kanellopoulos collection was donated to the Greek state and housed in an impressive neoclassical house from 1864, originally the mansion of the Michaleas family. The museum’s collection includes...More

Date of experience: February 2016
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Reviewed 7 November 2015

I found this gem strolling around the Agora area after having seen the Acropolis and Ancient Agora - entry was free due to the cultural weekend (I believe it is a paid museum). The museum is small, 20-30 minutes will cover your time here. Some...More

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Globalurban
Reviewed 29 November 2014

Tucked in between the back of the Acropolis and The Agora (closed for strike and mostly under restoration) this small museum is half closed for restoration for maybe another month. Tickets are free and what is on view is interesting if not small pieces.. I...More

Date of experience: November 2014
1  Thank John S
Reviewed 26 October 2014

While wandering the Acropolis area we inadvertently stumbled upon the small, exquisite Kanellopoulos Museum (it is on the north side). It is a museum that is filled with the collection of a wealthy Athens couple who donated it, in its entirety (complete with the mansion),...More

Date of experience: September 2014
1  Thank Kath C
Reviewed 26 June 2014

A wonderful two floor museum on the north edge of the Acropolis and Plaka. A large and expertly displayed treasure trove with a helpful staff and some interesting artifacts and icons housed in a 19th century mansion. There were few people on our visit and...More

Date of experience: June 2014
Thank Barry S
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Monastiraki is a souvenir-hunting enclave with a
difference. Apart from the dramatic backdrop of the
Acropolis, its network of alleys and pedestrianized
streets surround the remains of both the Greek and
Roman agoras, adding the quaint concept that this is
where the ancients also came to shop. Named after the
tiny monastery church at its center, Monastiraki
Square is a lively spot by day or night, with street
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