Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Most Famous Museum of Athens in Greece

The most famous Museum of Athens ranks among the top ten museums in the world. Its impressive collection is housed in a beautiful neoclassic building near the juncture of Alexandras Avenue on Patission Avenue. There is a gift shop, and a cafe in the sculpture garden. Children under 6 and EU students get in free.

The National Archaeological Museum of Athens is the biggest museum of Athens in Greece, and one of the most important ones worldwide. Originally planned as a receptacle of the entirety of digs of the 19th century, especially from Attica, but from other parts of Greece too, gradually it formed into a central National Archaeological Museum of Athens, and was enriched with findings from all around the greek world.    

Eretria Museum

The Eretria Archaeological museum houses a small, but very important statues collection of artifacts found in excavations around Evia. Highlights of the museum include the unique terracotta centaur and other finds from Lefkandi, and the sculptures from the archaic temple of Apollo Daphnophoros that depict an amazonomachy. The finds from the Lefkandi heroon have shed new light in a previously little-understood period of ancient Greece the Dark Ages.

Acropolis Museum

The 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.The simple exterior of the 226,000-square-foot (21,000-square-metre) building, designed by Swiss American architect Bernard Tschumi, was intended to resemble the nearby Parthenon.

Delphi Museum

The Archaeological Museum of Delphi is one of the most important museums and interesting museums of Greece. It presents the long history of the site, famous throughout antiquity for the temple and oracle of Apollo. The collections of the museum depict in the best way the ritual, cultural and social activities of the sanctuary from the 8th century b.C. that it was established until the Byzantine times when it declined.

Eleusis Museum

The museum is located inside the archaeological site of Eleusis. Built in 1890, by the plans of the German architect Kaverau, to keep the findings of the excavations, and after two years (1892) was extended under the plans of the Greek architect J. Mousis.The most remarkable collection of objects dated from the 5th century BC, when the reputation of the temple had been panhellenic, and the the number of believers who moved there in order to attend the ceremonies of the Eleusinian mysteries had been increased significantly.

Marathon Museum

The Archaeological Museum of Marathon is situated in Vranas and is characterized as an historic heritage gem of the city. However, the birth of this museum resembles to an incredible jigsaw puzzle constituted by short human stories, starting in 1969.Marathon was, then a small village and the few inhabitants were involved in agriculture. 

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