There are very few, if any, places with such an important collection of pieces all under one roof.
The history of the world
This is not a museum; it is a tangible reflection of the grandeur of Classical Athens. Although the Acropolis has been sacked numerous times in the past and by multiple countries, this museum is still one of the most important in the world. Until a few years ago, it was located among the spectacular ruins of the Acropolis, yet it has since been moved just a short distance away. This glass building is home to the famous bust of Alexander the Great, the original Caryatids from the Erechtheion, the Hydra Pediment and the Twelve Labours of Hercules in bas-relief. And this is just for starters. Moving through the various rooms, you will travel to, observe and learn about each stage of the city's classical past, from its heyday as a political power to the Roman invasion before and after Christ. This is truly so much more than a museum; it is a huge part of world history displayed under one roof.