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Museum Herakleidon

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The Museum Herakleidon was founded in 2004 by Mr and Mrs Firos and extends to two buildings in the historic district of Thissio, next to the Acropolis, the Ancient Agora and the Temple of Hephaestus. The first building is located at 16 Herakleidon...more
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16, Herakleidon str., | Thisseio, Athens 118 51, Greece
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We never knew it’s existence. We run into it accidentally and we were very lucky. We never knew that ancient Greeks had invented robots to serve them. A must.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Neoclis
Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful place to immerse oneself in Ancient Greek Technology and learning a few things along the way. I highly recommend a visit to see among others a stunning presentation and fully operational Antikythera Mechanism and the walking and serving wine/water mechanical robot dating back...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank William S
Reviewed 8 February 2019

We really enjoyed the exhibition about Ancient Chinese technology. We were surprised to see machines that we never even knew that they existed. Besides that It was great to have an interesting cultural activity that is not under the hot Athens sun. It's definitely worth...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank felipepac
Reviewed 8 February 2019

We loved our visit to this small museum during our stay in Athens! It's perfect for school-age children and adults of all ages. The exhibits were engaging and interactive, and brought scientific and mathematical concepts to life! The gift shop was full of interesting surprises...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank RE-EM-368
Reviewed 8 February 2019

The museum is housed in two neoclassical homes, beautifully restored and re-purposed. Its now focuses on in the history of ancient technology. Everything is explained in clear, down-to-earth, not-technical English with introductory texts on the social context. The exhibition of ancient Chinese technology was a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Katerina G
Reviewed 7 February 2019

I definitely recommend this museum to anyone going to Athens. The exhibits were interesting with a mix of photography, fine art and objects/artifacts, and everything was really well explained. Ticket price was far below what I'd expect at a museum. The staff was also really...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 February 2019

This place is like no one else we have seen with my family. The combination of arts, technology, science and the architecture of the building its self, create a unique experience nowhere else able to be found. Will visit it again for sure when we...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Παντελής Μ, Υπεύθυνος Δημοσίων Σχέσεων at Museum Herakleidon, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2019

Thank you so much!

Reviewed 31 January 2019 via mobile

Lovely museum! All the exhibits that they carry are worth seeing. The staff is lovely.Definitely worth visiting.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank charmedjim
Παντελής Μ, Υπεύθυνος Δημοσίων Σχέσεων at Museum Herakleidon, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2019

Thank you!

Reviewed 27 December 2018 via mobile

It's a great museum.Located to the center of Athens.The stuff is always willing to help you and there are so many activities to do.Definately worth visiting.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

Love this museum, it gets some very interesting exhibits and all are well displayed. Well worth the price of admission....

Date of experience: October 2018
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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
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OJ1982
28 September 2018|
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Response from Παντελής Μ | Reviewed this property |
Museum opens from 20th of August to 31 of Jyly every year. Currently hosts exhibition "EUREKA, Science, Art and Technology of the Ancient Greeks". Since 2014, the Escher collectuon is no longer available for exhibition... More
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Jessica M
12 July 2018|
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Response from Παντελής Μ | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the late answer. The Museu will be closed from July 15th till August 22th
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Response from Παντελής Μ | Reviewed this property |
It's 7 euros for both buildings
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