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Acropolis Museum

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Hadrian's Arch

Both are rated very highly by expert reviewers. On balance, Acropolis Museum scores significantly better than Hadrian's Arch. Acropolis Museum ranks #2 in Athens with accolades from 8 reviews such as Afar Magazine, Lonely Planet and Michelin Guide.

Both are rated very highly by expert reviewers. On balance, Acropolis Museum scores significantly better than Hadrian's Arch. Acropolis Museum ranks #2 in Athens with accolades from 8 reviews such as Afar Magazine, Lonely Planet and Michelin Guide.

tripexpert score
97
#2 in Athens
location

Dionysiou Areopagitou 15, Makrigianni District, Athens 11742, Greece

endorsements
  • 8 endorsements
  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    The Acropolis Museum nods to the fabled ancient hill above it but speaks... in a contemporary architectural language. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 34

    Designed by Bernard Tschumi (and Michalis Fotiadis), the 21,000-sq.-m (226,000-sq.-ft.) glass-and-concrete museum is stunning. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    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. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 55

    After entering this place, how will you leave it? Full Review →

  • 55

    Afar Magazine

    One of my most wondrous experiences was a year or two ago at the Acropolis Museum, which is devoted to archaeology. Full Review →

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85
#9 in Athens

On Leoforos Amalias, Athens, Greece

  • 5 endorsements
  • 6

    Fodor's

    One of the most important Roman monuments surviving in Athens, Hadrian's Arch has become, for many, one of the city's most iconic landmarks. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 35

    The Roman emperor Hadrian built a number of monuments in Athens, including this enormous triumphal arch with its robust, highly ornamental Corinthian columns. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    Hadrian erected it in AD 132, probably to commemorate the consecration of the Temple of Olympian Zeus. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 53

    Hadrian's gate (from 131 A.D.) separated the Greek town from Hadrian's new Roman town. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 53

    A great admirer of Athens and its culture, Hadrian contributed to embellishing the city with numerous buildings. Full Review →

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