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Museum of Cycladic Art

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Address: 4 Douka Neofitou, Athens 106 74, Greece
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Phone Number: +30 21 0722 8321
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Best site if you are interested in Cycladic Art

This site is a must see if you are interested in the ancient sculptures that came out of the cycladic islands. The museum is well set off with different levels for different time... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This site is a must see if you are interested in the ancient sculptures that came out of the cycladic islands. The museum is well set off with different levels for different time periods and the flow of the museum is easy to follow. Photos are allowed with no flash and the gift shop is fantastic. The free wifi is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not as great as the major stops in Athens such as the acropolis or national archeological museum but I quite liked it. Lots of great stuff to see and, although im an ancient history nerd so I could be wrong, seemed more accessible to those who dont know as much coming in.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Before hitting the beaches in one of the famous Greek islands like Mykonos, Paros, Santorini, etc. it would be nice to know more about the civilization that thrived there 3 millenniums BC. Many art artifacts are presented in the museum.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For me, it is the best museum in Athens. Not only for the ancieties which are presented there but mainly because they introduce the visitor to the ancient greek history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The floor devoted to Cycladic art is particularly interesting. Super little cafetaria on the ground floor.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small compact presentation of the early Greek culture as developed in the Cycladic archpelago. Items fron the 5th BC millenium until early AD time

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A rare museum in terms of the specific cycladetic ancient sculptures, unique in the whole world. A very nice museum. You have to visit it if you respect the ancient civilization

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Four floors of a very high quality museum experience. We suggest you start from the top and work down. But if short on time you can head to the main Cycladic floor with a great summary and artifacts from this era

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

You have to visit this museum, since it is housing probably the most important collection of Cycladic civilisation items. I love the abstract forms of the artworks and the way they are presented. the museum has also a very good shop and a nice cafe. They also regularly have contemporary art exhibitions of great quality.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

I originally went to see an exhibition by Ai WeiWei which was awesome but whilst there I also enjoyed the permanent exhibition. So much history, the artefacts tell a story of the time and life of Greece.

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Kolonaki / Lykavittos
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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