National Archaeological Museum, Athens

4.5
#2 of 627 in Museums in Greece
The largest of Athens' many museums, National Archaeological Museum houses a vast collection of ancient artifacts unearthed from a variety of excavation sites around Greece. The museum's world-famous Mycenaean collection includes the 19th century finds by archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann, featuring golden funerary masks, relief stelae, alabaster tools, ivory carvings, and jewelry. The museum also displays a staggering array of ancient figurines, frescoes from the volcanic island of Santorini, and the oldest known mechanical computer, designed to predict astronomical positions and eclipses. There's so much to see here, it may take you several visits to absorb it all. Make your trip through ancient history a bit more comprehensible by arranging for a guided tour of the museum's most representative exhibits. National Archaeological Museum is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , international travel planner Edition.
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  • Cannot be missed! A huge and very interesting collection. Like a year in history classes. Highly recommended!  more »
  • An extensive and fascinating museum with many unimaginable finds. It can be an overwhelming experience even with several wings closed. The collection shed a great deal of insight on the various...  more »
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  • Brilliant museum. Most interesting for me was the very early stuff, before Athens became established. So much to see here, it becomes quite exhausting. The great bronze horse was amazing.
  • Awesome artifacts and historical sculptures. It does close pretty early during the non-peak season. Also some people who work their follow you around like your going to steal something. It is pretty cheap to get into at only 6 euros per adult. We didn't expect it to close so early so we only seen the bottom floor.
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