The National Archaeological Museum, the largest museum in Greece and one of the most important worldwide, is housed in a magnificent 9,500 sq.m. building on Patission Street and hosts more than 16,000 exhibits.
Discover the treasures of ancient Greek Art in this strikingly beautiful museum, which was founded at the end of the 19th century. Here you'll admire a huge collection of great exhibits representing all the civilisations that flourished in Greece from Prehistory until the fall of the Roman Empire.
Be sure to plan enough time in advance to enjoy the museum that hosts 5 permanent collections: the Prehistoric Antiquities collection, the Sculptures collection, the Vase and Minor Objects collection, the Bronze collection and the Egyptian and Near Eastern Antiquities collection. You should also visit the library which houses rare editions and rich photographic archives. Among the most famous exhibits that you simply must admire is the marble group of “Aphrodite and Pan”, the “mask of Agamemnon”, “Poseidon of Artemision”, the “Adolescent of Antikythera”, the “Cup of Nestor” and unique frescos, such as “Spring”, “Antelope” and “Mycenaean”. The museum has two cafes and a gift shop.