National Archaeological Museum


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National Archaeological Museum

The National Archaeological Museum, in Exarchia, is home to Ancient Greece’s most spectacular pieces. One room contains Schliemann’s finds from Mycenae, another has the famous frescoes from Santorini on display. There is also a fine collection of idols from the Cyclades and ceramics from all parts of the Mediterranean. The star of the museum is the Antikythera Mechanism — an ancient hand-powered orrery, described as the oldest example of an analogue computer used to predict astronomical positions and eclipses decades in advance. This scientific marvel is dated somewhere between 205 and 60 BCE.

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  • Address: 28th of October (Patission) 44, Athens
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  • Phone: +30 21 3214 4800
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  • Address: November 1st to March 31st: Tue 1pm–8pm, Wed–Mon 9am–4pm. April 1st to October 31st: Tue 12:30pm–8pm, Wed–Mon 8am–8pm
  • More Info: Free entrance for visitors under 18.
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