Museum of Cycladic Art

Price guide: Mid-range

4 Neophytou Douka , Kolonaki, Athens, 10674

Price guide: Mid-range

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Expert overall rating:4.6 out of 5
Value for money:
4.4
4.4
Recommended for:
Culture vultures, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, Mature travellers, Art, Design and architecture, History

Expert review of Museum of Cycladic Art

Enigmatic figurines from the Greek islands.

Like many of Greece’s finest museums, this one is privately owned (by the Goulandris shipping dynasty). The main attraction is the mysterious marble figurines, arms folded above smooth bellies. Their abstract form and enigmatic expression continues to intrigue archaeologists and artists. Their featureless faces make you wonder not only what they were for, but also what they’re thinking. There are also vessels, tools and weapons, mainly from the Bronze Age. On the fourth floor is a fascinating virtual tour of daily life in ancient Greece. The café is a peaceful spot for lunch – a charming little courtyard favoured by the blue-rinse brigade.

Price advice: 

€7, 19-26 year-olds €2.5, over 65 €3.5, free for under 18s.

 

Expert tips: 
Half price on Mondays.
There are great activities for kids, from ancient pottery puzzles to weekend painting, craft and theatre workshops.

More information on Museum of Cycladic Art:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Museum
Address:
4 Neophytou Douka , Kolonaki, Athens, 10674
Telephone:
+30 210 722 8321-3
Website:
http://www.cycladic-m.gr
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat 10am-5pm, Thurs 10am-8pm, Sun 11am-5pm. Closed Tue.
Indoor/outdoor?:
Indoor
Free tags / Keywords:
Ceramics, Statues, Kids activities, Ancient art

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