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  • Address: 15 Dionysiou Areopagitou Street, Athens 11742, Greece
  • Hours: Tues - Sun 8am - 8pm. Closed Mondays, Jan 1, Mar 25, Easter Sunday, May 1 and Dec 25 - 26.
  • Admission: Adults: € 5

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Acropolis Museum

Until the 17th century, the Acropolis survived largely intact but since then a gunpowder accident, a Venetian bombing and tourists have taken their toll. After the creation of the Greek State, it was decided that a museum was needed to protect the heritage of Ancient Greece. The first museum was begun up on the Acropolis in 1865 but it quickly became inadequate. Finally, in 2007, the new 25,000 square meter (6.2 acre) museum near the base of the Acropolis opened.

Today the Acropolis Museum (Museo Akropoleos) houses original pieces from the temples of the Acropolis, protecting them from further deterioration, while also giving their historical context. In the Parthenon Gallery, the famous marble frieze is recreated with both original marbles and casts of those pieces held elsewhere, such as the Elgin Marbles in the British Museum.

The Archaic Gallery has statues which pre-date even the Acropolis itself, and the Gallery of the Slopes of the Acropolis shows pots, children's toys and other things used by the early settlers in everyday life.

Practical Info

The museum is located in the historic district of Makrygianni, only a few hundred meters from the Acropolis itself. The entrance is on Dionysiou Areopagitou Street. The Akropolis station of the Metro is close to the museum. Trolley and bus routes also pass nearby.

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