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Best things to do in Athens

History Museum
“One of the best musems in the world. You can see the ancient Acropolis through the museum.”
431 locals recommend
History Museum
“The National Archaeological Museum of Athens is the largest museum in Greece and is housed in a neoclassical 19th-century building. It’s one of the most interesting museums to visit, packed with more than 11,000 exhibits showcasing Greek civilisation from the beginnings of pre-history to late antiquity. ”
270 locals recommend
Museum
“The Benaki Museum, established and endowed in 1930 by Antonis Benakis in memory of his father Emmanuel Benakis, is housed in the Benakis family mansion in downtown Athens, Greece. The museum houses Greek works of art from the prehistorical to the modern times, an extensive collection of Asian art, hosts periodic exhibitions and maintains a state-of-the-art restoration and conservation workshop. Although the museum initially housed a collection that included Islamic art, Chinese porcelain and exhibits on toys, its 2000 re-opening led to the creation of satellite museums that focused on specific collections, allowing the main museum to focus on Greek culture over the span of the country's history.”
143 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The National Museum of Contemporary Art, or 'EMST,' is a work of art itself, housed in an old beer brewery and remodeled as a prime example of post-war Greek modernism. Meander through temporary and permanent exhibitions and take in the setting to feel the pulse of contemporary Greek culture. The museum often hosts international artists and exhibitions as well.”
61 locals recommend
History Museum
“The museum was founded in 1986 in order to house the collection of Cycladic and Ancient Greek art belonging to Nicholas and Dolly Goulandris. Starting in the early 1960s, the couple collected Greek antiquities, with special interest in the prehistoric art from the Cyclades islands of the Aegean Sea. The Museum's main building, erected in the centre of Athens in 1985, was designed by the Greek architect Ioannis Vikelas. In 1991, the Museum acquired a new wing, the neo-classical Stathatos Mansion at the corner of Vassilissis Sofias Avenue and Herodotou Street.”
60 locals recommend
History Museum
“The Byzantine and Christian Museum, which is based in Athens, is one of Greece’s national museums. Its areas of competency are centered on – but not limited to – religious artifacts of the Early Christian, Byzantine, Medieval, post-Byzantine and later periods which it exhibits, but also acquires, receives, preserves, conserves, records, documents, researches, studies, publishes and raises awareness of.”
50 locals recommend
Museum
“Benaki Museum's newest building, devoted to contemporary art, with many notable seasonal exhibitions.”
45 locals recommend
Art Gallery
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“At Monastiraki, combines contemporary art with drinks in a lovely courtyard garden, with awnings creating a roof in winter. Tumbledown 19th-century outbuildings host exhibitions of painting, sculpture and photography, while the central courtyard is one of the city's coolest bars, with chill-out music and subtle lighting.”
51 locals recommend
History Museum
“The most modern museum of Athens with remarkable ancient findings , critical for Greece's culture.”
21 locals recommend
History Museum
“New Acropolis Museum, museum in Athens, Greece, built to house the archaeological remains of the ancient Acropolis site that were formerly housed in the original Acropolis Museum (first opened in 1876). The New Acropolis Museum opened in June 2009.”
24 locals recommend
Museum
“The War Museum was established by the Hellenic State in 1964 in order to honor all those who fought for the country's freedom.”
18 locals recommend
Museum
“Is the largest museum of its kind in the world where one can see inscriptions on stone, of great value for understanding more about ancient Greek history.”
31 locals recommend
Planetarium
“It was built in 1902 and it was used for the first time at the eclipse of the sun on 30th August,1905. Tours are taking place for 1.30min at cost of 5euros per person.”
19 locals recommend
Historic Site
“A two-floor building, donated by the king of Pergamum Attalus to the city of Athens. It is thought to have been a kind of ancient commercial centre. Get an idea of everyday life in ancient Athens! ”
20 locals recommend
Museum
“ It is the largest Gallery of the country and is one of the living cells of the cultural movement in Athens. It consists of 117 paintings, recorded in 1878. The Gallery was then enriched by private collections donated by many Greek painters and collectors such as Al. Soutzos and Koutlidis. Do not miss to see: "The Kissing" by N.Lytra, "The Engagement" by N.Gyzi, "The Concert of the Angels" by Dom. Theotokopoulos, "The Deeproix's Greek Kavalaris".”
9 locals recommend
Bar
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“Open since 1989, Booze Cooperativa is one of the historic bars to have a drink in Athens. ”
29 locals recommend