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There is also room for modern art in the city, like the paintings found at this gallery.

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The National Gallery

It's not all ancient ruins in Athens

Be prepared to experience the complete opposite of everything you've seen in the city. Athens is a museum in its own right, especially in terms of the country's classical past. A simple walk around the city is already a journey through time. However, the National Gallery in the heart of Athens proves that the country is definitely not stuck in the past. This is the most important place in the city for 19th- and 20th-century art, especially in terms of painting and sculpture. It is home to work by Caravaggio, Delacroix and Picasso but it perhaps saves the best till last: a collection of El Greco paintings. Enthusiasts and expert come from all over the world to see these masterpieces. It is located in the centre of the city on Vasileos Konstantinou Avenue.



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