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National History Museum (Old Parliament)

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13 Stadiou, Athens 105 61, Greece
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 28 December 2014

This is a wonderful chance to visit a museum out of the written path!!! This is not a crowded place full of tourists. You will find it behind the exceptional and glorious statue of Theodore Kolokotronis, the national hero of the Greek Revolution 1821, a...More

5  Thank evab1989
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Reviewed 9 November 2010

We had a solid week in Athens and were in an apartment so we had some spare time. This is interesting if you are into history. It has much about all the wars poor Greece has endured and you can learn about history. We enjoyed...More

2  Thank Corvette87
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Reviewed yesterday

So honored. I was invited to be part of the Olympic Torch Relay for the Winter Games of 2018. And we had our photoshoot here.

Thank redman5314
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum in the old parliament building is worth visiting. The artefacts are excellent. There is English explanations.

Thank 3SEse7
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to this museum. The artifacts displayed are accompanied by interesting explanations in both Greek and English. The World War 1 exhibit is laid out well and presented to maintain interest. I’m glad I visited!

Thank CharlieV2011
Reviewed 10 October 2018

When you walk in the place looks dowdy and dull. You go into the old parliament assembly hall and suddenly you start to absorb the fantastic atmosphere of the place which is soaked in history. You continue with a walk from room to room and...More

Thank Ian W
Reviewed 22 July 2018

This is perhaps second only to the Acropolis and Acropolis museum as a must-see, it has an extensive collection from every epoch of Greek Art from Neolithic to the Roman Empire of exceptional quality and range. It is a 19-century national museum of a traditional...More

2  Thank markacohen
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Visited this place with my kids school & even though we couldn't see everything as there is a lot to see. The kids loved it so we visited again with them.

Thank lubnasrahman
Reviewed 1 July 2018

The museum isn't satisfying at all, the collection is average, the only thing that attracted my attention was the Sword of George Byron. Although it's nice to see the Old Parliament.

Thank akson9
Reviewed 9 June 2018

The collections were properly lighted and good to learn about the ancient Hellenic History. Also Glad it was ffree to European students.

Thank Karthick J
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

Traditional but attractive display of important objects illustrating the history of Greece. Nice to see other historical artefacts than prehistorical. In addition there were very interesting and original temporary exhibition, in particular one about WW1. Museum building is an important landmark in itself for the...More

Thank AdP_13
Reviewed 18 May 2018

As a history fan, this is one of my favorite places in the city. It is a great collection that can give a visitor very good insight in modern history of the country. The museum is located in a historical palace that was a home...More

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Syntagma
Perhaps the best place to get your bearings is
Syntagma Square, crowned by the imposing Parliament
building on its upper side and surrounded by other
large structures, such as the exclusive Hotel Grande
Bretagne. The grand avenues that lead towards Omonia
are also full of massive Neoclassical edifices like
the Numismatic Museum and those around smaller Platia
Kolokotroni. Here you will find lots of travel agents,
...More
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