Acropolis Museum

Μουσείο Ακρόπολης

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About 300 meters from Acropolis, and right across the Parthenon, stands the Acropolis Museum. Underneath it is an excavation site. This museum has a lot of to offer, from objects from ancient Athens, and archeological finds from other sanctuaries surronding Acropolis. The exacavation dig underneath the museum is a ancient Athenian neighborhood that tourists can walk through with guides. This neighborhood was discovered while the museum was being constructed. Above the dig, the following floors of the museum have their own showcases: the first floor exhibits the more recent finds like vases, votive offerings for the gods, and clay statues of the god Nike. In the next floor you'll find "kore" statues of women in clothing and elborate braids that were believed to be offerings to the goddess Athena. You can also find bronze sculptures pre-dating the Parthenon, like one of Hercules defeating the Hydra. The museum's crowning glory is located at their top floor where they exhibit a 160m-long frieze. At eye level, patrons can walk around and follow the frieze design of a Panathenaic Procession. The Acropolis Museum offers an alternative way for tourists to discover ancient Greece in the comfort of museum walls. Not only is it informative, but it's also interactive as the museum offers "Family Backpacks". Each of which contains activities and trails for families with young children to follow through the museum.

Museum · Educational · Ultimate Tourist · Casual · Conveniently Located · Famous · Big Family · Big Groups · For Two · Handicap-Friendly · Small Groups · Solo · Reasonably Priced

Open today: 08:00-20:00

15 Dionysiou Areopagitou Street, Athens, Greece

Διονυσίου Αρεοπαγίτου 15, Αθήνα 117 42

+30 21 0900 0900
Indoors, Outdoors, Sheltered but Open Air, Air conditioning

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