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National Archaeological Museum in Athens28-01-2015 13:44
A visit to Athens should include a visit to the National Archaeological Museum, which is the largest of the kind in Greece and one of the most important in the world, devoted to ancient Greek art.
It was founded at the end of the 19th century to house and protect antiquities from all over Greece, thus displaying their historical, cultural and artistic value. Its abundant collections, with more than 11.000 exhibits, provide a panorama of Greek civilization from the beginnings of Prehistory to Late Antiquity.
The permanent exhibitions include prehistoric antiquities, sculpture, metalwork, vases and minor arts, Egyptian antiquities and Cypriotic antiquities.
Athens National Archaeological Museum is located in the city center:
44 Patission Street, Athens, 10682, Greece
Tel.: +30 210 8217724 & +30 210 8217717
Fax: +30 210 8213573 & +30 210 8230800
Monday from 13.30 to 20.00
Tuesday - Sunday from 08.30 to 15.00
The Museum is closed on 25th and 26th of December, 1st January, 25th of March (national holiday), Orthodox Easter Sunday and 1st of May.
Touristorama has been travelling all around Greece and its islands for over a decade. This year, during our trip to Naxos, the biggest of the Cyclades complex, we discovered an interesting spot, perfect for your night out on the island… which is what we do best: finding the best places and then propose you should visit them! Prime is a Scandinavian Bar, located on a privileged position in Chora of Naxos, opposite the port. It’s been operating for 21 years and enjoys a great fame to both foreign and local tourists.
Explore the fascinating volcanic island of Santorini the way you want it yourself! Enjoy a unique accommodation experience, with huge doses of privacy and luxury by choosing to stay in Incognito Villa.
More than just a famous tourist destination, Santorini boasts a romantic scene where you can have some really memorable moments with your partner. The time when the sun sets deep down to the Aegean Sea and the sky gets these amazing orange colors is the best to enjoy a cocktail. One of the best places to do so is the Classico bar restaurant in the capital of Fira.
The statue of Poseidon, made of Parian marble, was found in 1877 on Milos island, along with a statue of his mate, Amphitrite. The larger than life-size statue depicts the god almost nude, wearing a himation covering the lower part of the body. In his raised right hand he will have held the trident. Next to his right leg is a support in the form of a dolphin. Today, the statue is exhibited at the National Archaeological Museum in Athens city.
In recent years, the beloved habit of pancakes has begun to become widespread in Greece as well. Touristorama discovered in Nafplion the place that makes the most delicious pancakes, according to the original American recipe.
“Brunch” is both a noun, a verb and way of life. It’s not only an opportunity to eat something nice, but also a way to catch up with friends in the middle of the day. In Athens city we love it for both reasons. We have even discovered an easily accessible spot, perfect for the citibreakers to enjoy a full breakfast or a brunch during their travel in the Greek capital.
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