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“Calm & peace”

Museum of Cycladic Art
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Ranked #13 of 358 things to do in Athens
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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: Stairs / lift, Bathroom facilities
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Calm & peace”
Reviewed 4 August 2014

imagine a very hot spring day and a very calm and peacefull athmosphere as soon as you get into the museum. Was fascinated by the last level around Greek history and family.

Visited May 2014
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Reviewed 31 July 2014

We had the opportunity to visit the museum during the exhibition As part of the celebrations for the Year of Constantine Cavafy about the Illustrating poems. It was great. Keep up the good work.

Visited June 2014
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Amman, Jordan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“A must see if you are into arts and history”
Reviewed 30 July 2014

Not easy to find. Walking distance from the parliament. Signage is poor, so locate before hand and do ask (Athenians know their museums)
4 stories, start from top and go down.
Basically this is art found in the Aegean Islands, Crete, and Cypros ~3000BC
I recommend this being the first stop, followed by the National museum and thirdly by the Benaki.

Visited June 2014
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Baku, Azerbaijan
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“So good we are going back! Our 9 and 11 year old children loved this museum!”
Reviewed 23 July 2014

Ok so we are here for a month and have the time to go back...but if you are only here for a short time I would put this museum on your must see list! It is not very large so it is not as overwhelming as a lot of the other museums and the displays are informative. Pieces that were used in daily life are displayed with pictures behind them showing exactly how they were used. In addition there is a wealth of information regarding how things were made and why. There are a several videos, and cool interactive maps. The only down side is that the interactive maps are only in Greek so hard to understand... but still really interesting to see how thoughts, ideas, designs and products moved around the area in historic times. Of all of the museums we have seen here in Athens this is the most interactive and informative. My 9 and 11 year old children loved it, and are the force behind us going back again.

Visited July 2014
1 Thank Sarah B
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Barcelona, Spain
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“Nice museum esp for families”
Reviewed 22 July 2014

Relative small museum but extremely informative. The kids really enjoyed the section about live in ancient Greece.

Visited July 2014
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