You can't say you've seen Athens unless you have visited this amazing museum!
With over 11,000 exhibits, it provides a panorama of the Greek civilization from the beginnings of Prehistory to Late Antiquity.
In a total of 8,000 sq.m. (86,000 sq. ft) the NAM houses numerous important findings including:
Some of the museum's oldest artifacts are housed in this collection dating back to the 6th mil. BC.
Beautiful plain and mysterious, these figurines from the 3rd mil. BC. came mainly from the Cycladic islands and influenced modern art some 5,000 years later...
With opulent artifacts such as the 'Mask of Agamemnon', most of this collection dates from the 2nd mil. BC., the time of the not-so-mythical Trojan War.
From the largest volcanic eruption mankind has witnessed in the 17th cent. BC., which probably gave rise to the Lost Atlantis story.
The word's earliest analogue computer used to predict astronomical positions and eclipses for calendar and astrological purposes and was made in the 2nd cent. BC.
This brilliant collection demonstrates the evolution of the Greek sculptures that influenced western art, with some of the world's few surviving bronze statues.
Typical as well as unexpected vases and figurines from several periods and regions of Greece.
Once upon a time, there were 300 fearless men that stood against an empire sacrificing themselves for the freedom and glory of Greece... A small collection of findings from the legendary battle of Thermopylae against the Persians from the 5th cent. BC.
At the entrance of the National Archaeological Museum. Address: 44 Patission Street, Athens 10682
Tickets to the attractions.
Less than 72 hours (3 days) notice: full fee of cancelled tour payable.