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July 4, 2007updated Dec 07, 2015

The Best Things To Do In Athens

By Chris Boyle

National Archaeological Museum

Don’t miss out on the wealth of attractions and adventures in Athens


The New Acropolis Museum

Dominating the Athenian skyline, The Acropolis is the pride of Athens.

Perched at its summit is the magnificent Parthenon, the enduring symbol of Ancient Greece, democracy and one of the world’s most recognizable cultural monuments. Work began on this iconic building in 447BC, taking 15 years to complete; it has withstood invasions, earthquakes and mortar attacks, serving today as a reminder of what humans can achieve. Before embarking on the climb up The Acropolis, “The Sacred Hill,” it is essential to visit the New Acropolis Museum. This beautifully constructed modern museum was opened in 2007 and, since that moment, has continued to awe visitors with its spectacular displays. The museum houses artifacts from The Parthenon and Ancient Greece. This venue is the perfect aperitif to the magnificent Parthenon main course.


National Archaeological Museum

Completed in 1889, the National Archaeological Museum is an imposing and iconic building.

Its neoclassical design reflects the pieces it houses perfectly. The museum is considered one of the greatest in the world and contains the richest collection of artifacts from Greek antiquity. The vast exhibition space accounts for 86,000 square feet over five floors, containing five permanent displays as well as numerous temporary exhibitions. Amongst its permanent exhibitions is the Prehistoric Collection, which includes works of great civilizations from the sixth millennia BC through to 1050BC. The museum is a cultural experience not to be missed.

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