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This stunning new museum on Athens’ ancient hill has become one of the city’s most visited attractions.

The new Acropolis Museum houses one of the world’s finest collections of artefacts from classical antiquity in an award-winning building representing the pinnacle of modern architectural imagination and creativity.

The museum is built on the historic site of Makryginnia to the south east of the Parthenon and was finally completed in 2007 after three decades of planning and construction. It offers over 14,000 square metres of space, around ten times more than its predecessor, and houses some 4,000 exhibits tracing life on Athens’ “sacred rock” from prehistoric times to the middle ages.

The museum is entered from the pedestrian street of Dionysios Areopagitou which links it with the Acropolis itself. Get your bearings first by making for the Parthenon Gallery at the top level, which offers a 360-degree panorama of the ancient monuments of the Acropolis and the modern city of Athens beyond, before heading down to explore the rest of the museum more thoroughly. The permanent collection offers a fascinating overview of Athenian art and culture, while a varied programme of temporary exhibitions focuses on different aspects of ancient Greek history.

On the first floor you can peer down into a real archaeological excavation, with ruins dating from the 4th to 7th centuries spread out beneath your feet. The second floor houses a cafe where you can enjoy magnificent views of the Acropolis while sampling a traditional Greek breakfast or lunch in between admiring the exhibits. On Friday evenings the restaurant serves a special gourmet menu until midnight.

The Acropolis Museum is open every day except Mondays and some major holidays and there is a small admission fee. It is well served by public transport to the Acropolis. You should plan to spend several hours here to get the most from your visit.

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Athens Gate Hotel
Athens Gate Hotel
4 out of 5
10 Syngrou Avenue, Athens, Attiki
The price is AU$210 per night from 3 Oct. to 3 Oct.
Located in Athens City Centre, this hotel is steps away from Greek Evangelical Church, Arch of Hadrian and Temple of Olympian Zeus. Theatre of Dionysus and Museum ...
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Divani Palace Acropolis
Divani Palace Acropolis
5 out of 5
19 25 Parthenonos St, Athens, Attiki
The price is AU$226 per night from 20 Sep. to 20 Sep.
This family-friendly Athens hotel is located near the airport, within a 10-minute walk of Emotions Museum of Childhood and Acropolis Museum. Monastiraki Flea ...
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Electra Metropolis Athens
Electra Metropolis Athens
5 out of 5
15 Mitropoleos Street, Athens, Attiki
The price is AU$337 per night from 27 Sep. to 27 Sep.
Located in Athens City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Ermou Street, Acropolis Museum and Monastiraki Flea Market. Ancient Agora of Athens ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (964 reviews)
"Hotel is very centrally located. Walkable to most historical sites. A lot of food options in the area. Breakfast was great every morning with great views."

Reviewed on 14 Sep. 2021

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Astor Hotel
Astor Hotel
4 out of 5
16 Karagiorgi Servias Street, Athens, Attiki
The price is AU$123 per night from 20 Sep. to 20 Sep.
Astor Hotel
Athens Gate Hotel
Athens Gate Hotel
4 out of 5
10 Syngrou Avenue, Athens, Attiki
The price is AU$210 per night from 3 Oct. to 3 Oct.
Athens Gate Hotel
Divani Palace Acropolis
Divani Palace Acropolis
5 out of 5
19 25 Parthenonos St, Athens, Attiki
The price is AU$226 per night from 20 Sep. to 20 Sep.
Divani Palace Acropolis
Electra Metropolis Athens
Electra Metropolis Athens
5 out of 5
15 Mitropoleos Street, Athens, Attiki
The price is AU$337 per night from 27 Sep. to 27 Sep.
Electra Metropolis Athens
Electra Palace Athens
Electra Palace Athens
5 out of 5
18 - 20 N Nikodimou Street, Athens, Attiki
The price is AU$285 per night from 27 Sep. to 27 Sep.
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The Pinnacle Athens
The Pinnacle Athens
5 out of 5
75 Eolou & Evripidou, Athens
The price is AU$195 per night from 6 Oct. to 6 Oct.
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Grand Hyatt Athens
Grand Hyatt Athens
5 out of 5
115, Syngrou Avenue, Athens, Attica
The price is AU$226 per night from 3 Oct. to 3 Oct.
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COCO-MAT Athens BC
COCO-MAT Athens BC
5 out of 5
5 Falirou, Athens
The price is AU$306 per night from 23 Sep. to 23 Sep.
COCO-MAT Athens BC
Plaka Hotel
Plaka Hotel
3 out of 5
7, Kapnikareas & Mitropoleos St, Athens, Attiki
The price is AU$174 per night from 22 Sep. to 22 Sep.
Plaka Hotel
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