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Acropolis Museum, Athens

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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 Inspirock's Athens day trip planner.
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  • A bit disappointed. It is a museum focused mainly on the sculptures which were salvaged from the Acropolis. Nice building, reasonable price and well laid out. We wanted more about the Acropolis... 
    A bit disappointed. It is a museum focused mainly on the sculptures which were salvaged from the Acropolis. Nice building, reasonable price and well laid out. We wanted more about the Acropolis...  more »
  • The museum is a fantastic trip to go hand in hand with the acropolis. The replica ‘Elgin Marbles’ on the top floor really highlight how majestic the acropolis was. We worth the visit. My only gripe.....  more
    The museum is a fantastic trip to go hand in hand with the acropolis. The replica ‘Elgin Marbles’ on the top floor really highlight how majestic the acropolis was. We worth the visit. My only gripe.....  more »
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  • I was very positively surprised by this museum. First of all: the architecture is amazing. It is very open, bright and modern and there are features that amazed me. Secondly, it has a very impressive collection of ancient pieces found in and around Athens and the acropolis. They are telling a clear and concise story. Don’t miss and definitely visit the excavation site after leaving the museum. It was a great experience.
  • This is a wonderfully laid out museum with excellent explanations in English as well as Greek. It helps you understand the Acropolis and what you will see and I found it helpful to go here first BEFORE visiting the Acropolis. I found the short videos that explain how various relics and ruins were destroyed and then later found and reconstructed especially interesting. Well worth a visit. There is even an excavation of an entire city UNDER the museum that you can view via glass floors in the museum itself. Plan on at least 90 minutes, more time if you like to read every detail.

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