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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National Archaeological Museum reviews
Beautiful museum!! there is an amazing collection of finds since the 3rd millennium b.c. with a good explanation of the evolution of the Greek culture. There are also some amazing pieces from Egypt...
Beautiful museum!! there is an amazing collection of finds since the 3rd millennium b.c. with a good explanation of the evolution of the Greek culture. There are also some amazing pieces from Egypt... more »
1st April 2022. No experience. Just visited only to find it is closed in spite of website saying it is OPEN. No more time left to visit.
1st April 2022. No experience. Just visited only to find it is closed in spite of website saying it is OPEN. No more time left to visit. more »
Very interesting place. Huge museum with in total two floors one should go through. Each piece has a shield with information, written in Greek and English languages. English is very simple. I would recommend to read Al shield in order to understand more, what one is actually looking at. It takes of course lots of mental energy and concentration, but in the middle of the 1st floor there is opportunity to take a break and go down to cafeteria, which has very tasty snacks like pies with cheese or spinach, also sweets. Cola, coffee, whatever you may want. For no-stress tournament I would recommend to think about paying for this museum approximately 5 hours. For those who are interested in the ancient history it is totally worth it :)
Exhibition is amazing and lots to see and learn. We arrived at 11.20 AM, purchased the tickets, went inside and then were told by a member of staff at 1PM that the museum was closing today at 1PM and were basically shoved outside. We were not told this before buying tickets or upon entry and were not offered a ticket for the next day either. We were only able to get through about half of the exhibition and if we would have known in advance it was closing earlier than usual would have probably increased the pace. Would recommend going early in case it happens again.
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