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Acropolis Museum, Athens

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Established to preserve the rich heritage of ancient Greece, Acropolis Museum brings together thousands of artifacts found at the world-famous ancient citadel located on a rocky outcrop above Athens. Opened in 2009 just a short walk from this heritage-listed archaeological site, the museum exhibits nearly 4,000 objects, including items formerly held in storage or displayed by foreign museums. The collection focuses on statues from the 5th century BCE, widely regarded as the finest examples of ancient artistic achievement. The museum building, a major tourist attraction in itself, features exhibit spaces designed to give each artifact a clear historical context. Finish your visit at the second-floor restaurant, which offers panoramic views of the city's historical hills. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Acropolis Museum and many more Athens attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Athens day trip planner .
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  • Parts of the exhibition are the arkeologiskeudgravning the building itself has created so remember to look down both outside and inside the musseet. There are Photo ban and the guards are very zealous about it. even with mobile without Flash it's hard without currently shouted out loud. be there in good time which will be closed so everyone is out 16.00 sharp.
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  • There is little to add to the various recensionipertamto do any suggestions: 1 take advantage of the early morning hours to visit the Acropolis as the heat is looming, and then devoted himself to the Museum 2 you don't need a reservation because the row flows (groups and recently booked come instantly 3 interesting (although a bit pricey) restaurant with a beautiful terrace overlooking the Acropolis. The Museum is sublime
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  • This museum is well-organized and has a lot of very interesting material. I recommend the Acropolis first, then the museum.  more »
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  • Modern, large and spacious with a large collection of ancient relics, many well restored. Photography is not allowed in some areas (on the ground and first floor right side) but not clearly seen. The movie on the Parthenon ( top floor ) is good. I think more such movies / visuals will make the museum more “alive” and interesting. The Lego model is also really cute - check the detailed notes. The restaurant and outside terrace is great. Note the opening times as they vary on some days.
  • A modern museum at the foot of the ancient Acropolis and home to sculptures from the golden age of Athenian history. The top floor Gallery is designed to eventually display all of the Parthenon original marbles, but at the moment only half are displayed. The rest are in battle with London to be returned from the British museum. I strongly believe that these should be returned to Athens displayed in this wonderful gallery overlooking the Acropolis Hill and the Parthenon – their original place.
  • A tasteful and modern approach to telling the story of Athena’s Temple complex and its importance in the classical world. Come and be inspired to about what Athena was to Athens and what she has become to the world. An excellent outdoor cafe, with good service staff. A beautiful view of the Acropolis and Parthenon. I appreciate hat no pictures are allowed here. Very respectful.
  • Definitely worth of your time. With just a five euros donation ticket you get to have an amazing journey through history and time. Ancient Greece 's wonders unwrap in your path, whilst you get to treat your self with a nice drink or lunch or dinner at the cafeteria located at the museum grounds. Enjoy!!! :-)
  • An absolute must-see in Greece! The first time we came we went to the Acropolis itself first, but now I know better 😉 this museum is a historical gem. Each floor has been carefully crafted to depict the different phases of ancient Greek history. Tip: it takes about 2 hours to see it all. If you can afford it, do go for an official tour guide. We had one this second time and it was worth every cent we paid.
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