National Archaeological Museum
12 expert reviews
“Perhaps the second most important venue for diligent tourists (after the Acropolis).”
– Travel + Leisure
"The National Archaeological Museum is newly (post-Olympics) renovated and a must-see."
Don't miss the curiously haunting 14th-century B.C. golden Mask of Agamemnon.
"Artistic highlights from every period of its ancient civilization, from Neolithic to Roman times, make this a treasure trove beyond compare." Full review
The museum's most celebrated display... the stunning gold treasures
"One of the world’s most important museums, the National Archaeological Museum houses the world's finest collection of Greek antiquities." Full review
Allow plenty of time to view the vast and spectacular collections
"Most people head straight into the Mycenaean gallery, with its stunning gold masks, cups, dishes, and jewelry unearthed from the site of Mycenae by Heinrich Schliemann in 1876." Full review
Don't miss the Hellenistic marble group in which chubby little Eros and leering Pan are regarded with some amusement by Aphrodite, who swats at Pan with one of her sandals.
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"If you're traveling to Athens because you're interested in the ancient sites, this is a must see place." Full review