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“Amazing technology!”

Cultural Centre Hellenic Cosmos
Ranked #116 of 345 things to do in Athens
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This interactive museum showcases Greek history and culture in a domed, planetarium-style theatre.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
London, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Amazing technology!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2013

It appeared to us that the staff see who turns up and put on whatever they think is appropriate. This means it might not be what is advertised! On the morning we went there were only four visitors so the planetarium type screen we went for wasn't showing.

However we did get a show at their virtual reality set up - you sit in a small area with screens all around from floor to ceiling and see a show (our was about the Olympics) narrated by one of the staff. The guide who did ours spoke really excellent English and the technology was so good, we couldn't be cross about the change!

We then went to see an exhibition about the environment, and although it was obviously designed for younger families we did really enjoy it. The interactive exhibits all were designed and worked well and we learnt new things.

It's an easy walk from Kallithea station - you have to go through an industrial estate but it's not far.

Visited June 2013
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English first
Athens, Greece
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216 reviews
75 attraction reviews
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“Nice exhibitions take place”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2012

Always very nice exhibitions and theatre performances take place in Hellenic World. However, the tickets are expensive - dissapointed by the monster exhbition, as related to the ticket price, which took us less than 30 minutes to watch (interesting on the other hand). Another disadvantage is the area, where one may go only by car.

Visited May 2012
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The Hague
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43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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“bring your kids!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2012

Athens could be just an overload of ancient rocks to your kids. Our tip: pay a visit to Hellenic Cosmos firts. A virual (and interactive) show will help them understand what used to be there. The acropolis and other ruins are much more "accesible" afterwards! Next to that the math exebithion is great to!

Visited August 2012
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Athens, Greece
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5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Don't miss!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2012 via mobile

If you are interested in history, it's a must!
Go to Acropolis and the other Museums, but in Hellenic Cosmos you will find something uniqe (in the world). Here you will understand how all those ruins where!
The virtual reality show in the dome (tholos as they call it) was unbelievable!
(ask for the newest VR show about Priene).

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milano
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“great museum in asthens”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2012

i like because tou can see in imax the story of ancient athens

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