New Acropolis Museum (Athens, Greece) Reviews
Description:Address: 15 Dionysiou Areopagitou Street / Athens 11742 / Greece
Newest Review: ... to include the ruins underneath the Museum and so on the pathway up to the entrance there is a balcony where you can look down onto the ruins and throughout the first floor of the Museum certain sections of the floor are made of glass so that you can see all the way down. Level 0 of the Museum has a shop, a cafe, a cloakroom where it is necessary any rucksacks or large bags are kept, and ... more
Customer New Acropolis Museum (Athens, Greece) Reviews (2)
by - written on 19/07/12 (Very useful, 122 readings)
On my recent trip to Athens before beginning the climb to the top of the Acropolis my group stopped by the Acropolis Museum which is pretty much brand new. Before arriving I did know a bit about the museum as having studied Classics the past year I found that many of the sculptures I studied were in fact housed within the museum. Visiting it provided an excellent opportunity to really bring my textbook to life and I must admit seeing something you have studied so in depth in person can be a somewhat emotional experience. The museum is located on Dionysiou Areopagitou Street, Athens which is southeast of the Acropolis. It is a quick 5-10 minute walk (depending ... Read the complete review
by - written on 08/07/09 (Very useful, 43 readings)
For those of us who visit Greece who aren't history buffs, the New Acropolis Museum is a great way to make sense of the Acropolis instead of just taking the mandatory photo in front of the Parthenon to show your friends on Facebook. It has explanations of everything about the buildings on the top of the Acropolis and houses the original statues and reliefs discovered by archaeologists. The museum, which was opened in June 2009 has hundreds of items including some which have never been exhibited before such as the 22 metre long pediment depicting two lions devouring a bull with Heracles depictions on either end. The collection is the ... Read the complete review
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