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Museum of Cycladic Art

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Kolonaki / Lykavittos
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Address: 4 Douka Neofitou, Athens 106 74, Greece
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+30 21 0722 8321
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

The Museum of Cycladic Art is a private living cultural institution in the...

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.

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Top floor is great for families. Daily life in ancient Greece illustrated with artefacts, explanation and films.

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Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
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Top floor is great for families. Daily life in ancient Greece illustrated with artefacts, explanation and films.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've probably been twenty times. Originally, we'd take our kids when they were young because the cycladic art looked like dolls and was really accessible. Great place to grab coffee too

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Wickford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The displays were set out really well and we all really enjoyed this museum. It is more user friendly and engaging and we all came away with a lot of knowledge. The shop is quite expensive but the coffee shop was excellent.

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Mabton, Washington
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Well worth the visit! Beautiful art and nice cool building, I loved having our tour guide I would be so lost without her and not know what I was looking at!

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very well located.Great building and cafe with wonderful view of athens!!!Rich collection of cycladic art&lots more excibited items!!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great place to spend a couple of hours. The exhibits are spread over 5 floors and are laid out in a way that tells a story and are easy to understand. The cafe has a good menu and the standard of food is high although it is not nearly big enough and there is an excellent shop.

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Athens, Greece
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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Maybe the best museum of the cycladic art and sculpture .At the center of the city with a very easy way to arrive with the metro and nearbay to the famous kolonaki square and their cafe

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Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

a nice selection of Cycladic and Greek art, presented very nicely and in the best educational way. a must for any rainy or for a very hot day. And well worth also on any other day.

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Athens, Greece
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

Even if the Cycladic civilisation is not your favorrite you will definitely enjoy the Cycladic Museum. It is a small museum situated at the heart of Athens. It is wonderfully put together and it does not make the visitor feel tired with lots of technical information. It has amazing activities for kids and a fantastic cafe. Do not miss it!!!

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Reviewed 26 February 2017

This museum has a few great advantages over some of the others - first, it's open when others are not, and second, it is smaller and carefully curated. You can travel each floor to get a timeline (I'd suggest that.), or pick the highlights as you choose. It starts well in prehistory and brings you to the classical period -... More 

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By far the ritziest neighbourhood in town, Kolonaki is home to most of the chic boutiques and designer label stores. Here, the wealthy say no to austerity by dressing in their finest and spending hours in the trendy cafés around Kolonaki Square, sipping the most expensive coffee in Europe. The area also contains a couple of notable museums and cultural institutions, which add to the air of nobility. The leafy upper reaches of Kolonaki transition into Lykavittos Hill, the highest point in central Athens. Climb the paths through its wooded slopes to the tiny chapel at the top, from where you are rewarded with stunning views across the Acropolis to the sea and even the mountains of the Peloponnese on a clear day. The wooden amphitheater up here hosts regular concerts during the summer.
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