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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
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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 view from the top

Start at the top floor and watch the video of the Parthenon. Very interesting. Need about an hour in the musuem.

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Berlin, Germany
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86 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Start at the top floor and watch the video of the Parthenon. Very interesting. Need about an hour in the musuem.

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Learned so much history I never knew. Contains original carved acropolis stones, and stories of how they were stolen, etc, very educational. Eat before or after u go. The restaurant is overpriced, with a long wait, and better food elsewhere.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stopped at the Museum after visiting the Acropolis. They've done a spectacular job with the exhibits and the layout of the museum. The museum is actually built on top of ancient ruins, which you can see at the entrance of the museum. The top floor is based on the exact same size of the Parthenon. Plenty of space to... More 

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Montgomery, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Plan to spend a couple of hours at a minimum to see this world-class museum. Our visit was pleasant, informative, and awe-inspiring. The glass floors and the presentation of artifacts were exceptional.

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London, United Kingdom
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We loved visiting the Acropolis Museum. It is so open and has great views (including the Acropolis). The statues (some copies) are beautifully displayed. We were so lucky to be almost on our own except for school groups. Stylish bookshop and cafes. Really enjoyed our visit.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The museum is in- depth - but you can skip anything that's boring to you. It's a great idea to have a book or tour so you can get context about what you're looking at, unless of course, you're an expert in classics or art history. There's just so much here you may get overwhelmed otherwise. Time lines are carefully... More 

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Valletta, Malta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The building itself is worth the entrance ticket. It was built purposely to display the beauty and history of the Acropoli. I would advise to visit this museum prior to visiting the Acropoli itself, thus appreciating the monuments better.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Incredible collection. On the top floor one can see the parts of the Parthenon as it is located up in Acropolis. When you walk around, you can see the original through the huge windows. Simply amazing

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The huge Acropolis Musuem is a quite impressive building, and the collection of artifacts is large. However, despite all the many statues and other works it is like something is missing. You walk around and look at lots of statues from the antiquity, but I missed the story that should glue the whole collection together. I expected a better presentation.... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This hotel is a fantastic place to get a real sense of ancient Greece, beautifully set up and very interesting. Not to miss !

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Staying in Thissio / Makriyanni

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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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