National Archaeological Museum

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9 / 10

10 expert reviews

“Lavrio's small archaeological museum holds finds from the area, some dating to 5000 BC.”

– Lonely Planet

"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
Travel + Leisure
"Perhaps the second most important venue for diligent tourists (after the Acropolis)." Full review
"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.
Afar Magazine
"If you're traveling to Athens because you're interested in the ancient sites, this is a must see place." Full review
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