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Museum of Cycladic Art

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Address: 4 Douka Neofitou, Athens 106 74, Greece
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+30 21 0722 8321
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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The Museum of Cycladic Art is a private living cultural institution in the...

The Museum of Cycladic Art is a private living cultural institution in the heart of Athens. More than 3.000 objects of Cycladic, Ancient Greek and Cypriot art (dating from the 5th millennium BC to the 6th century AD) are displayed in the galleries of the four floors of the Museum of Cycladic Art. This summer the museum also hosts two contemporary art exhibitions by artists Jannis Kounelis and Ugo Rondinone. The museum can be accessed either from the entrance from the Stathatos Mansion (1 Irodotou Str & Vasilissis Sofias Avenue) or from the entrance at 4 Neofytou Douka Str & Vasilissis Sofias Avenue.

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Maybe the best museum of the cycladic art and sculpture .At the center of the city with a very easy way to arrive with the metro and nearbay to the famous kolonaki square and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Maybe the best museum of the cycladic art and sculpture .At the center of the city with a very easy way to arrive with the metro and nearbay to the famous kolonaki square and their cafe

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a nice selection of Cycladic and Greek art, presented very nicely and in the best educational way. a must for any rainy or for a very hot day. And well worth also on any other day.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even if the Cycladic civilisation is not your favorrite you will definitely enjoy the Cycladic Museum. It is a small museum situated at the heart of Athens. It is wonderfully put together and it does not make the visitor feel tired with lots of technical information. It has amazing activities for kids and a fantastic cafe. Do not miss it!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum has a few great advantages over some of the others - first, it's open when others are not, and second, it is smaller and carefully curated. You can travel each floor to get a timeline (I'd suggest that.), or pick the highlights as you choose. It starts well in prehistory and brings you to the classical period -... More 

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Valencia, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This relatively small museum shows many wonderful sculptures of Cycladic Art, 5000 years old and yet with a surprisingly modern look. Cycladic art flourished in islands of the Aegean sea. The museum is beautifully set, with info both in English and in Greek, and has an attractive museum shop and cafeteria.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

I was expecting to see more at this museum, since I love cycladic art. Many of the objects were removed for exhibitions.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

This small and pleasant museum is very well laid out. There is a thoughtful and beautiful explanatory video that really enhances one's experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Beside the Acropolis Museum and the National Archeological museum of Athens, this is the 3rd best museum in Athens and it is worth to visit. The exchibition there is stunning!! Defenetely you must visit this museum

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

A private museum, a collector's inspiration, houses masterpieces of cycladic art, from the early age of copper -3200 bC-, uncovering the culture of the Aegean sea. The museum recently hosted a great exhibition of Ai WeiWei, activist and artist, inspired by this great cycladic civilization.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Very nice exhibitions. Nice museum with plenty of interesting objects. We really enjoyed our visit. Personnel were also very friendy

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Kolonaki / Lykavittos
By far the ritziest neighbourhood in town, Kolonaki is home to most of the chic boutiques and designer label stores. Here, the wealthy say no to austerity by dressing in their finest and spending hours in the trendy cafés around Kolonaki Square, sipping the most expensive coffee in Europe. The area also contains a couple of notable museums and cultural institutions, which add to the air of nobility. The leafy upper reaches of Kolonaki transition into Lykavittos Hill, the highest point in central Athens. Climb the paths through its wooded slopes to the tiny chapel at the top, from where you are rewarded with stunning views across the Acropolis to the sea and even the mountains of the Peloponnese on a clear day. The wooden amphitheater up here hosts regular concerts during the summer.
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