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The Archaeological Museum of Athens

It is impossible to see everything in just one visit so here are a few recommendations.

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The Archaeological Museum of Athens

History isn't just in the streets

Pieces of the puzzle of Athens' past are dotted like clues all over the city, both on the streets and in the museums. In this respect, the National Archaeological Museum of Athens is one of the most important in the city. Located at 44 Patission Street, next to Omonoia Square, the museum opened in the 19th century and with over 30 rooms it provides an excellent reconstruction of the city’s past, from the Neolithic Era to the Golden Age. You probably won't have time to take everything in, but we recommend seeing the bronze sculptures of Poseidon/Zeus and the Jockey of Artemision, the Akrotiri Frescoes and the gold from the Tomb of Agamemnon. The history of Greek civilisation is waiting to be explored within these four walls.



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