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Acropolis Museum, Athens

Postby Wansbrough » 29 Nov 2015 19:42

As we have recently been discussing museums, one which immediately springs to mind is the Acropolis Museum, Athens which we visited earlier in this year. GrannyM recommended this to us and she was spot on with her suggestion.
It is a fantastic modern building and houses most of if not all of the marbles that the Greeks still have. :roll: They even have spaces and plaster casts of some that are missing and kept elsewhere........
The space on the top floor where you can walk round the frieze is just a wonderful setting and a very clever way of displaying the artefacts.

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To be able to look out and see the the Acropolis just adds to the experience



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For some unknown reason you are not allowed to take photos on the ground floor but you can take them of the ground floor from the 1st ;)



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Postby Dave » 29 Nov 2015 21:26

:thumbup: Looks excellent. We must visit one day.
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Postby adogap » 29 Nov 2015 21:51

Thank you W. Must be wonderful to view these artefacts in a modern building with so much natural light. Fabulous view of the Acropolis as well. Great photos!

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Re: Acropolis Museum, Athens

Postby Meg50 » 30 Nov 2015 06:53

it is a wonderful place - a short walk from the 'Athens on your own' drop off point.

It was about €5 each to get in ( 2011) - we booked online b4 we left home.

It has a good quality, reasonable priced cafe too.
the view from the cafe terrace
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we spent best part of a day there - just had time to walk to the Parliament buildings to look at the Evzones and back through the park afterwards.

The glass walkway at the entrance is a bit scary:
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Postby grannyM » 05 Dec 2015 10:29

Wansbrough wrote:As we have recently been discussing museums, one which immediately springs to mind is the Acropolis Museum, Athens which we visited earlier in this year. GrannyM recommended this to us and she was spot on with her suggestion.
It is a fantastic modern building and houses most of if not all of the marbles that the Greeks still have. :roll: They even have spaces and plaster casts of some that are missing and kept elsewhere........
The space on the top floor where you can walk round the frieze is just a wonderful setting and a very clever way of displaying the artefacts.


I do remember my recommendation W. However it was Meg's review Athens that prompted our visit so all credit goes to Meg. :)

For anyone wanting further information about opening hours and tickets prices for the museum the link in Meg's review no longer works. This is the new website link Acropolis Museum.
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Postby Meg50 » 05 Dec 2015 10:55

grannyM wrote:
Wansbrough wrote:As we have recently been discussing museums, one which immediately springs to mind is the Acropolis Museum, Athens which we visited earlier in this year. GrannyM recommended this to us and she was spot on with her suggestion.
It is a fantastic modern building and houses most of if not all of the marbles that the Greeks still have. :roll: They even have spaces and plaster casts of some that are missing and kept elsewhere........
The space on the top floor where you can walk round the frieze is just a wonderful setting and a very clever way of displaying the artefacts.


I do remember my recommendation W. However it was Meg's review Athens that prompted our visit so all credit goes to Meg. :)

For anyone wanting further information about opening hours and tickets prices for the museum the link in Meg's review no longer works. This is the new website link Acropolis Museum.



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thanks for the updated link
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Postby grannyM » 05 Dec 2015 11:05

Meg50 wrote:
grannyM wrote:
Wansbrough wrote:As we have recently been discussing museums, one which immediately springs to mind is the Acropolis Museum, Athens which we visited earlier in this year. GrannyM recommended this to us and she was spot on with her suggestion.
It is a fantastic modern building and houses most of if not all of the marbles that the Greeks still have. :roll: They even have spaces and plaster casts of some that are missing and kept elsewhere........
The space on the top floor where you can walk round the frieze is just a wonderful setting and a very clever way of displaying the artefacts.


I do remember my recommendation W. However it was Meg's review Athens that prompted our visit so all credit goes to Meg. :)

For anyone wanting further information about opening hours and tickets prices for the museum the link in Meg's review no longer works. This is the new website link Acropolis Museum.



ooooo - gone all pink! :oops: :oops: :oops:

thanks for the updated link


Credit where it's due Meg. Always glad to point out the excellent resources we have on this forum. ;) :D
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Re: Acropolis Museum, Athens

Postby Seamouse » 20 Jul 2016 15:18

Looks a really interesting Museum, as someone has already said, modern building, but fabulous views also. If we ever go back there, it would be something different to see1
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Re: Acropolis Museum, Athens

Postby Meg50 » 20 Jul 2016 17:24

we're back in Athens next August (2017), and seriously considering going again
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