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Acropolis Museum

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Thissio / Makriyanni
As featured in 3 Days in Athens and 10 other guides
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Address: Dionysiou Areopagitou 15, Athens 117 42, Greece
Name/address in local language
Phone Number:
+30 21 0900 0900
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

Modern, uptodate building on the foot of the Acropolis housing important...

Modern, uptodate building on the foot of the Acropolis housing important ancient Greek statues and much more

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Amazing structure!

I visited the museum with my friends. In my opinion is the best museum in Greece and one of the best in Europe! Near Acropolis, the museum is an amazing structure with many... read more

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Sussex, England
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Beautiful building and excellent space. Will be even better as and when the British Museum returns the Marbles. One word of caution. The Museum closes at 4pm. We arrived at 3:15 and paid for our tickets but the cashier gave us no warning they were closing soon. Only when we went to the cafe for food did the waiter tell... More 

Thank Misty2k
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I visited the museum with my friends. In my opinion is the best museum in Greece and one of the best in Europe! Near Acropolis, the museum is an amazing structure with many archaiological exhibits from ancient Greeks' history. Made me feel impressed!

Thank thecinderella_85
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4 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Glass floors too look down on dig sight and top floor week thought out to mirror parthenon itself. Spent whole morning there. Goes right through history from founding to romantic rule

Thank David T
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Acropolis Museum is a must see in Athens. Allow about 2 hours for the museum. Check museum timings as daily end time differs.

Thank R P
Mountain View, California
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

You should first go to the museum before visiting the acropolis. The museum provides context to the structures at the structures located inside the acropolis. Very clean and modern museum with friendly staff and a nice bookstore

Thank raahul2211
Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a tour guide take us through the Acropolis Museum and enjoyed seeing the history. It's definitely worth visiting while you are in Athens. You'll be amazed at all of the pieces they have.

Thank Diane E
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Must see museum in Athens. All you need to know about Acropolis, YOU will find here. Ticket is only 5 EUR. The museum has a lovely terrace where YOU can drink coffee while wathching the Acropolis

Thank Emina K
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited with our 8 and 10 year olds and all really enjoyed the museum. The video on the top floor gave a good overview of the history at just the right level and the exhibits were very clear with good explanations. The building is stunning with views of the acropolis from different angles. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Kelv-7
New York
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6 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very Informative. and lots of history. Real sculptures are there and underground town.Don't miss the movie on the third floor.

Thank Anup U
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great museum close to the acropolis. It displays many statues find in the area. Very informative displays in English. Some reconstructions of temples give a good impression of the decorations created more than 2000 years ago. Restaurant has a terrace with a nice view of the Acropolis. Airconditioned.

Thank Hans N

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Thissio / Makriyanni
Named after the well-preserved Thission (ancient temple of Hephaestus), Thissio is blessed with a small wooded park and some less frenetic streets that offer numerous quieter places to stay and eat. Largely pedestrianised Apostolou Pavlou Street runs between the Acropolis and forested Filopappou Hill, well worth climbing for more great panoramas, until it merges with Dionysiou Areopagitou Street. This leads to the up-and-coming area of Makriyanni, whose centrepiece is the magnificent new Acropolis Museum. Opposite the museum is the entrance to the southern slopes of the Acropolis, while the eponymous metro station nearby is at the top of Makriyanni Street, another strip of touristic cafés and restaurants.
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