Established to preserve the rich heritage of ancient Greece, Acropolis Museum brings together thousands of artifacts found at the world-famous ancient citadel located on a rocky outcrop above Athens. Opened in 2009 just a short walk from this heritage-listed archaeological site, the museum exhibits nearly 4,000 objects, including items formerly held in storage or displayed by foreign museums. The collection focuses on statues from the 5th century BCE, widely regarded as the finest examples of ancient artistic achievement. The museum building, a major tourist attraction in itself, features exhibit spaces designed to give each artifact a clear historical context. Finish your visit at the second-floor restaurant, which offers panoramic views of the city's historical hills. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Acropolis Museum and many more Athens attractions: make an itinerary online using Klarna Trips Athens day trip planner.
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Acropolis Museum reviews
A well laid out interesting museum. Certainly worth a visit. A good number of toilets spread out over all floors. Also a cafe and several gift shops.
A well laid out interesting museum. Certainly worth a visit. A good number of toilets spread out over all floors. Also a cafe and several gift shops. more »
The museum is about 2 years old and it faces the Parthenon. We had a very good guide who could explain the meaning behind many of the artifacts. What would you have been at the top of the Parthenon.... more
The museum is about 2 years old and it faces the Parthenon. We had a very good guide who could explain the meaning behind many of the artifacts. What would you have been at the top of the Parthenon.... more »
We toured this museum before we visited, but I don’t think it matters what order you do it in, as you will be equally impressed. The museum is built above an archaeological site which is viewed...
We toured this museum before we visited, but I don’t think it matters what order you do it in, as you will be equally impressed. The museum is built above an archaeological site which is viewed... more »
Fantastic museum, i guess it is among the top sights in Athens! I attached lots of photos as the exhibition is just so amazing! So bright inside, loveable atmosphere, loads of history and arts! Ticket costs only €5 in the winter time. They have a cafe inside with the most amazing view over the Acropolis hill. People are very kind here! Mesmerizing spot ♥️
Wonderful museum. All the ancient treasure but with a modern architecture design. Love the underground ruins. Bookstore is great! Recommend to come early (morning - before lunch time) or later in the afternoon to avoid large groups. Strongly recommend to book tickets online prior to visit.
Highly recommend this place to visit in Athens! The museum is designed to be visitor friendly and in modern style. The statues were vivid and many of them are with color, and reveals lots of interesting and surprising facts. I did not expect Athena is with red hair since her impression in my mind is simply made of marbles and in white. Besides the exhibitions, there is a fabulous rooftop bar on the second or third floor, on which you can have a good view of the Acropolis! Besides, the gift shop can be a good shopping place. The small statues, clothe handbags and the dictionaries are made delicately!
Fantastic museum. The layout is amazing. You have ancient Athens literally on the ground floor, which you can view through the floor of the museum in a number of spots, or simply walk down to the location through a side entrance. The online ticket is great to skip lines not to mention you can pay an extra 5€ to get an audio tour of the museum. Totally worth it in my opinion. I’d also recommend going at night if you can. Something about the white interior and art combined with the dark backing of the night sky through the giant windows that lets you focus even more.
A beautiful modern museum, full of history and with a great atmosphere. The exhibits are priceless, of course, and the way they are presented is fabulous, giving immediately the feel of how/why/where they were situated in antiquity. The number one feature of this museum is the location and the 360º view around it. It is located under the Acropolis and the big windows are giving a nice view of the surrounding centre of Athens city. The restaurant on the balcony is of very high culinary standards and the view is superb. A "must go" place if you visit Athens.
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