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Holding the greatest and priceless treasures of Athens and Greece in general, the National Archaeological Museum is not only the largest museum in Greece but one of the world’s greatest museums.
It exhibits its collection that has come from every corner of the country and from every era of the Ancient Greece and gives those who visit a glimpse of the spectacular art and philosophy and the way they evolved through time. (http://www.namuseum.gr)
The Archaeological Museum of the Ancient Agora of Athens is housed in the Stoa of Atalos, and its exhibits are connected with the Athenian Democracy. The monument is dated back to ca. 150 BC and it was resored between 1953 to 1956 to house the finds of the excavations of Ancient Agora.
The collection of the museum includes clay, bronze and glass objects, sculptures, coins and inscriptions from the 7th to the 5th century BC, as well as pottery of the Byzantine period and the Turkish occupation. Inscriptions pro democracy and against tyranny and glory statues crown the relief of the museum and among the objects associated with Athenian civic life and dating from the 5th to the 2nd centuries are a 5th century clepsydra used to measure the time like in the law courts, 5th century ostraca (inscribed potsheards used in voting to ostracize (expel) famous politicians such as Themistocles and Aristeides and the 4th century bronze ballots also used in the courts of law.
The Ancient Agora Museum also houses finds that reveal the commercial life of the city such as coins from the 6th century BC, official weights, amphorae and exclusive pottery. Important exhibits in the Ancient Agora include various ceramic containers, an aryballos (a small flask with the narrow neck) in the form of a kneeling athlete who binds the ribbon of victory around his head, a red figured kylix and a black-figure krater by Exekias showing a Hermes scene, a bronze Nike head a Nereid statue and some even more outstanding statues like the statue of Apollo Patroos, a collosal statue of Euphranor as well as well as the monumental female figures of either Themis or Democracy.
The Museum of the Ancient Agora is located in 24 Adrianou street, Thisio, about 3 minutes walking distance from the O&B Athens Boutique Hotel.
Archaeological Museum of the Ancient Agora of Athens: www.thisisathens.org/node/4692
The Acropolis Museum opened its doors in 2009 and hosts the most completed exhibition of findings and preserved treasures of the Acropolis of Athens.
The 5 exquisite collections hosted at the Museum contain findings from the slopes of the Acropolis, works of the Archaic Era, the Classical Acropolis, the post-Parthenon and the Roman Period.
Tickets can be reserved online at www.theacropolismuseum.gr.
With its extensive collections, the Benaki Museum presents to the public the treasures of Greek Art, covering every aspect of art world from antiquity to 1922.
With permanent and also periodical exhibitions shares with the world the creators of Greek Art but also exihibtions of Coptic, Chinese and Islamic Artwork. (www.benaki.gr)
Museum Herakleidon was opened by the inspiration of neoclassical art and to exihibit the artist works of those who have influenced the evolution of the art world.
The museum introduces to their visitors an optic view of the artist through the elements of personal growth, vision and techniques.
The old gas factory of Athens, known as "Gazi", next to Keramikos and close to the Acropolis, now hosts the Technopolis of Athens City, a live industrial museum of incomparable architecture that keeps the charm of another era. (Technopolis means the city of arts)...
Athens Technopolis Gazi hosts exhibitions, conventions and conserts. (www.technopolis-athens.com)
The Cultural Center of the Fountation of the Hellenic World, Hellenic Cosmos is a new place of interactive presentations of the greek history and culture.
Through exhibitions and events at the state-of-the-art virtual reality theater, Hellenic Cosmos brings to life images of ancient Greece and the world. (www.fhw.gr)
Goulandris Foundation created the Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens, to dedicate itself to the study and campaign of Ancient Greek Artwork.
Cyclades are a complex of islands, south of Athens where art has evolved with significant differences from the mainland's art.
The museum is the resident of a truly interesting and remarkable collection of Cycladic Art, Ancient Greek Art as well as Ancient Cypriot Art. (www.cycladic.gr)