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Review of Museum of Cycladic Art

Museum of Cycladic Art
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US$87.93*
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Athens on a Vintage Scooter Landmarks Tour
Ranked #13 of 342 things to do in Athens
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Museum of Cycladic Art is a private living cultural institution in the heart of Athens. More than 3.000 objects of Cycladic, Ancient Greek and Cypriot art (dating from the 5th millennium BC to the 6th century AD) are displayed in the galleries of the four floors of the Museum of Cycladic Art. This summer the museum also hosts two contemporary art exhibitions by artists Jannis Kounelis and Ugo Rondinone. The museum can be accessed either from the entrance from the Stathatos Mansion (1 Irodotou Str & Vasilissis Sofias Avenue) or from the entrance at 4 Neofytou Douka Str & Vasilissis Sofias Avenue.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Stairs / lift
Eye, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 273 helpful votes
“Tardis”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2014

This insignificant looking museum on entry is packed with exhibits on four floors. They are well presented with Greek and English identification of each exhibit – on one floor using photographs to help you find your way. The top floor explains ancient life – wedding celebrations, athletics etc. and links it to artefacts, which is an unusual approach. We went as part of a group but went our own way – despite two guided groups, it was still easy to find a quiet way around.

Visited April 2014
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Riva
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“Excellently curated”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014

Small yet important, liked the high quality of varied exhibits seen nowhere else even in the Cyclades. Informative overview and detailed exhibit information

Visited April 2014
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Brussels, Belgium
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“Lovely small museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014

Beautifully set out on 4 levels concentrating on 4 different themes. It was particularly interesting to view the cycladic art, which is something I'd not really encountered before.

A good overview of Ancient Greek life and art.

Good cafe!

Visited April 2014
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Rochester, Minnesota
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“Very nice, small museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2014

We had a few extra hours one day and visited this museum. Very nicely done, great descriptions of the art, quite immersive. The lighting also really made you feel one with the art. Definitely worth a visit.

Visited March 2014
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globeseeker007
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“Well run museum”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2014

This museum is worth a visit but many of the items inside looked the same after awhile. Many of the vases and other exhibits looked liked the ones in other museums that we have visited. The exhibits are clearly marked and the place was very dark inside.

Visited April 2014
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