Cultural Centre Hellenic Cosmos

Cultural Centre Hellenic Cosmos

Cultural Centre Hellenic Cosmos
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This interactive museum showcases Greek history and culture in a domed, planetarium-style theatre.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Nicolas K
1 contribution
Jan 2024 • Family
Ok, first time in the "Greek World" for World of Robots. The exposure was literally 25 meters across and the same 25 meters back. In that 50m we saw 4 half videos, 3-4 mockups of known robots out of styrofoam, 3-4 mockups of known robots out of trash with something screens nailed on top and ChatGPT open to make it look like they were doing something, a robot following lines in floor, another one that didn't follow them, some broken Legos from the previous decade and a little dog that danced zeibekiko.
The decadent scene was completed by the posters on the walls that had a bit of everything with an Asimov flavor and also the "guides" who had no idea what they were talking about but made sure they had completed all 50 meters in half an hour.
If I collect all my daughter's technics, mindstorms and Boosts, we fill 3 such exhibitions and we don't ask for 12 euros per person. Imposters.
Written 4 February 2024
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John D
6 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
Hugely entertaining virtual reality 45 minute vignettes - the first one of life in the Agora around the Acropolis in the early years and the second, a virtual tour of Delphi, as it would have looked.
Cool, unhurried, uncrowded and fun to "see"it all as it would have looked.
Nice price, nice coffee - go and see it.
Written 6 July 2023
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MarkusSCHUMACHER
Geneva, Switzerland9 contributions
Oct 2019 • Solo
The Cosmos of the Hellenic Foundation is worth seeing as it’s 3D interactive presentation is fun, informative and complementary to museum visits at the same time. At least a great 4* experience. But why then my bad overall evaluation?
This is the first time I rate a museum as usually I would consider myself as not being qualified to do so justly. With the Cosmos things are so obviously shamefully careless that one can only ask what the management and the foundations board are doing. Their marketing is simply substandard. Yet, by looking at he very modern building they seem to have means.
1- When calling and after having selected 9 for English you end up on a voice machine in Greek. No way to ever speak to somebody.
2- When searching the foundation (not the Cosmos) on Google maps their old address is still active and so you end up in front of a door in a nearby part of the city in front of an information board in Greek to learn only that they have moved.
3- The website gives the right address, but no directions as to how to get there, a minimum for such an institution.
4- The website (old fashioned look) is not adapted to viewing by smart phones.
5- It’s difficult to understand on the website what and when projections are presented, particularly in ENG.
6- In my view the marketing could be done much better. Or how to explain that the Cosmos does not figure at all in most listings and other information sources of what to do and see in Athens and is rated by TripAdvisor #83 of 323.
7- Finally, for an outsider the two names found on the web (Hellenic Cosmos Cultural Center and Foundation of the Hellenic World) is confusing.

Well, that the foundation is far outside of the center in a disgraceful industrial area does not help either.

Is it maybe for all of those reasons that they also show projections about the ice age or dinosaure (which is the link to Hellenistic studies?).

A real pitty for a history time travel that I enjoyed much and can only recommend.
Written 9 October 2019
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docklas
Athens, Greece814 contributions
May 2019 • Business
Excellent place for large scale meetings and symposia. Plenty of space inside and outside where there should be more shadow. Bar is rather inefficient in large events. Also there is an inefficiency in reaching the venue by public transportation as there are a couple of busses servicing only. No metro 🚇 or tram 🚋 and train 🚉.
Written 30 May 2019
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Wow
1 contribution
Mar 2019 • Family
I visited Hellenic Cosmos with my teen daughter and two of her friends. Even though they are not keen on museums and exhibitions (as many many kids nowadays) they really enjoyed it! My daughter got a flyer from the entrance and when we got home she went on the website and searched what else is there to do at this “centre”. The next weekend she asked me to go and watch a play at the Hellenic Cosmos theatre. We saw “Shakespear in love”. It was truly amazing. Definitely one of the most enjoyable plays I’ve seen. The costumes were incredible the actors were fantastic and the storyline was very capturing.
We can’t wait to see what else they have in store for us.
Written 26 April 2019
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Aggeliki S
Athens, Greece15 contributions
Apr 2018 • Family
Along with my 7year old daughter, we climbed the Acropolis rock. We got to an early start (because of the sun and heat) and at about 11:30 we were all done with the site. She was interested and had a good time but could not fully grasp what we saw. So I took her to Tholos (Cultural Center Hellenic Cosmos) to watch the interactive 3D tour of Acropolis during the Golden Age of Periclis. It was amazing! We saw the hole of Parthenon, Erechtheion etc as it was back then, with the golden statue of Athena, in color - everything!!! We 'visited' each temple - building, room by room and (again) it was amazing!!! After a short break, we watched (again in Tholos) 'when mammoths walked the earth' (about the Ice Age and climate changing) that she really enjoyed and then we visited the Toy's exhibition (very interesting because of some toys dating from the late 1700) and the Nautical exhibition (really exciting because of the 'hands on' experience). We had a great time (we were there from 12:30 till 4:30 and we had to go because of a previous engagement). There is a cafe (and a nice 'back-yard' for young ones to stretch their legs), there is a parking space and I think it's free, and there is a nice shop to buy little (or big) things. It's a perfect fun 'day' for a greek family with lots to see and do. If you don't speak greek, my advice: call in advance and ask. Perhaps there is some arrangement for english - speaking visitors.
Written 18 April 2018
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George Tsampas
Chania Town, Greece1,277 contributions
Jun 2017 • Friends
I have been there one time. I liked what I have seen at Tholos about ancient Athens. They have done a lot of work to make this movie.
Written 25 July 2017
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Ilias
Greece198 contributions
Mar 2017 • Family
Very nice center that provides for many activities for children, adults and elderly. Easily accessible with metro(10 mins walking) with a car and it is very convenient because it provides very big parking area inside. If you are an english speaker check in advance if the activity you want to join is also available in english.
Written 26 March 2017
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Heidi A
39 contributions
Mar 2017 • Family
Don't confuse this museum with the Hellenic Children Museum (Also has a terrible website and information and hours but I hear is very good).

The Hellenic Cosmos museum is the worst museum we have visited (We go to about 100 museums a year in more than 10 countries). It is advertised to tourist but everything is in Greek. If you speak Greek it might be the right museum for you but be aware that they don't post prices, have prices for different exhibits and their schedule only has some of the items available at different times. Very confusing and the website does not list everything or does not have clear directions.

We spent more then 1.5 hours traveling to get to it and only spend 20 minutes in the museum. We even emailed the museum and no one informed us that the museum was only in Greek and that only certain exhibits were available at certain times.

The toy story exhibit has some interesting old toys but most of the toys are Lego, Barbies and Star Wars. A kind of advertisement we gathered and nothing could be played or touched. Again, everything was posted in Greek so we had not idea what period they were trying to represent.
Written 24 March 2017
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ShloMomo
Haifa, Israel506 contributions
Feb 2017 • Friends
We went to a great unique music evening with Dallars and others. It was a meaningful event. The music is wonderful the atmosphere is great.
Written 14 February 2017
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