Museums in Athens

Long and interesting history of Athens is not only reflected in the city’s attractions, but also in the rich collections of the museums of Athens. In total, the city is situated about 50 different museums, among which the most popular are the National Archaeological Museum, the New Acropolis Museum and the Byzantine and Christian Museum.

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National Archaeological Museum of Athens, is the largest and most important museum in Greece and one of the most important museums in the world. The purpose of the National Archaeological Museum was a collection of finds from central Greece and other parts of the country. In its rich collection includes more than 20,000 artifacts. Archaeological Museum is located in a stately neoclassical building, built in the late 19th century. In the exhibition of the museum located five large permanent collections, which include the findings of the great civilizations that lived along the Aegean Sea from the sixth millennium BC. e. In the sculpture shows the evolution of the museum’s collection of ancient Greek sculpture from the 7th century BC. e. to the 5th century BC. e., which displays unique artwork and representative works of ancient Greek pottery from the 11th century BC. e. Apart from fundamental statues, figurines and miniatures, unique collection of Greek museum includes artifacts from the Middle East and Ancient Egypt. The museum has a rich photographic archive and library with many rare editions, which is constantly updated to meet the needs of scientists.
Visit two of the best museum of Athens, accompanied by a local guide critic. Throughout the tour you will visit the National Archaeological Museum and the Byzantine and Christian Museum of Athens, which has more than 25,000 artifacts created during the Byzantine period. You will get the opportunity to explore the incredible collection of religious finds time Byzantine Greece and learn all about Greek religious art. After becoming acquainted with the Byzantine museum you go to the National Archaeological Museum, where they learned all about the development of Greek civilization during different periods.

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Details of the visit in two major museum of Athens you can see here .
Learn all about the Acropolis of Athens during the 2-hour tour of the new Acropolis Museum, where you will be accompanied by a professional guide. Examine the exhibits, among which the most interesting are the Parthenon hall and statues of the Archaic period. Your guide will show you the most interesting sights of the more than 4,000 exhibits currently presented at the exhibition of the museum. The museum also presents the archaeological remains of the ancient city, which were found during excavations carried out before the construction of the museum.

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Details 2-hour tour of the new Acropolis museum you can see here .
Combine a visit to the New Acropolis Museum with a visit to the Parthenon, which ends with a traditional Greek dinner.The tour begins with a trip to the New Acropolis Museum, and then you climb up the southern slope of the Acropolis and go on a leisurely walking tour, during which examine the most beautiful monuments of Greece. The excursion includes a visit to the theater of Dionysus, the Odeon of Herodes Atticus and therapeutic Asklipion temple. After climbing the Acropolis will take a small break in a cafe the New Acropolis Museum, which is rated as one of the top five museums in the world, and after for you will be served a delicious dinner at a nearby restaurant with views of the Acropolis and the surrounding hills. You try real Greek food, accompanied by a bottle of local wine.

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Details of this tour you can see here .

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