Athens

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Acropolis Museum
9
Thissio / Makriyanni
9 reviews
The imposing modernist building brings together the surviving treasures... including items formerly held in other museums or storage, as well as pieces returned from foreign museums. — Lonely Planet
National Archaeological Museum
9
Exarchia
10 reviews
Perhaps the second most important venue for diligent tourists (after the Acropolis). — Travel + Leisure
Acropolis
9
9 reviews
The entire hill is the Acropolis; the 5th-century B.C. temple to Athena Parthenos is the Parthenon. — Concierge
Benaki Museum
9
Kolonaki / Lykavittos
9 reviews
The Benaki is small enough that you do not feel overwhelmed, yet it packs in treasures from the Neolithic era all the way to the 20th century. — Frommer's
Museum of Cycladic Art
8
Kolonaki / Lykavittos
7 reviews
This exceptional private museum boasts the largest independent collection of distinctive Cycladic art... that inspired many 20th-century artists, such as Picasso and Modigliani. — Lonely Planet
Mt. Lycabettus
8
Kolonaki / Lykavittos
4 reviews
Once you reach the top, prepare your eyes for one of the most gorgeous views of Athens. The whole city sprawls out in front of you with the oceans and the mountains in the distance. — Let's Go
Greek Folk Art Museum
8
Plaka
5 reviews
The Museum of Greek Folk Art is home to magnificent collections, dating from the mid-17C to the present day. — Michelin Guide
Herod Atticus Odeon
8
6 reviews
Hauntingly beautiful, this ancient theater was built in AD 160 by the affluent Herodes Atticus in memory of his wife, Regilla. — Fodor's
Anafiotika
8
Plaka
4 reviews
The Cycladic architecture makes this Athens neighborhood feel like an island paradise hidden in the shadow of the Acropolis.  — Atlas Obscura
Numismatic Museum
8
Syntagma
5 reviews
In this exquisite neoclassic mansion, seemingly haunted by the spirit of the great historian, you can see more than 600,000 coins. — Fodor's
Temple of Olympian Zeus
8
Syntagma
5 reviews
The temple was only completed in 132 A.D., under Emperor Hadrian, who erected a huge statue to Zeus. — Michelin Guide
National Gallery - Museum Alexandros Soutzos
8
Pangrati
4 reviews
Greece's premier art gallery exhibits a stunning collection. — Frommer's
Benaki Museum of Islamic Art
8
Psirri / Gazi
4 reviews
The original Benaki Museum now has several branches, and this one has Athens's only collection of Islamic art. — Frommer's
Byzantine Museum
8
Pangrati
4 reviews
Here you'll find Greece's largest collection of icons—which are paintings, usually of the Holy Family and saints, characteristically done on wood. — Frommer's
Museum of Pavlos and Alexandra Kanellopoulos
8
Monastiraki
4 reviews
Spans Athens's history from the 3rd century BC to the 19th century, with an emphasis on Byzantine icons, jewelry... vases and bronzes. — Fodor's
Parthenon
7
4 reviews
The Acropolis is one tourist-filled site in Athens you can’t miss. — Condé Nast Traveler
Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum
7
Thissio / Makriyanni
4 reviews
Bling Central—there are some 4,000 jewel-encrusted objets in its collection, at least a thousand of which are usually on exhibit. — Frommer's
Hadrian's Arch
7
Plaka
4 reviews
The Roman emperor Hadrian built a number of monuments in Athens, including this enormous triumphal arch with its robust, highly ornamental Corinthian columns. — Frommer's
Erechtheion
7
4 reviews
Jewel of the Acropolis and masterpiece of Ionic art (406 BC), the Erechtheion served various cults before becoming a church, a palace, a harem and then a military magazine. — Michelin Guide
National History Museum
7
Syntagma
3 reviews
Featuring Greece's history since the fall of Constantinople (present-day Istanbul) in 1453 until the present. — Frommer's
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