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November 1, 2008
From journal Athens - Cradle of Civilization
January 14, 2008
From journal Greek Adventures in Athens
los angeles, California
April 14, 2005
Everyone in the family enjoyed the museum. It had just reopened after a few years of remodeling due to an earthquake in 1999 and in anticipation for the 2004 Olympics. Unfortunately, when we were there in early July, the gift shop wasn't open yet.
From journal Weekend in Athens
March 27, 2004
From journal Coctail of chaos and beauty
June 7, 2002
This museum includes the so-called "Mask of Agamemnon" of gold excavated by Heinrich Schliemann at ancient Mycenae, the bronze "boy jockey" of Artemision that somehow stayed in great condition despite being fished out of the sea, and a range of excellent sculptures, pottery, furniture and jewelry. I found the collection of minimalistic Cycladic marble sculptures to be fascinating, with some of them of a surprisingly large size. There is even an Egyptian Collection to gaze at if you are bored with the Greek antiquities. Unfortunately, the upper level was closed during my visit, so I was unable to see the great 16th-Century BC wall frescoes from Santorini.
Visitors are asked to check in large parcels at the coatroom at no charge. Photography of the art is allowed in the museum, but no flash, no tripod and "filming of persons within the Museum is prohibited" according to the helpful map handed out at the admission desk. The lower basement level features a cafeteria, museum shop, lavatories, and a couple of works displayed in the inner garden. Note that the Museum has different summer and winter opening hours, and confirm if you are on a tight schedule.
Ironically, during my entire stay in Greece, it only rained during my two-hour visit at the Museum.
From journal Bill in Greece - ATHENS
Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
November 27, 2000
From journal Athens weekend.
October 24, 2000
Museum is easily accessible by various bus lines from any point in the city. It’s rather large and can easily take up a whole day, but unlike to Louvre in Paris, this museum contains such a variety of things, that I found it very easy to spend several hours there without getting tired of admiring the pieces.
One final note, even though the Type of Museum states it's an Art Museum, it really is a mixture of an Art/History/Culture Museum. I want to make that clear, so I don't scare off art-unconcious people.
From journal Athens - could be your best vacation ever!
las vegas, Nevada
September 10, 2000
From journal I Love Greece
, New Mexico
September 6, 2000
From journal Ancient Splendor of Athens