The Acropolis Museum
Museum Type History & Archaeology
Telephone210-3214172, 210-3236665, 210-9238724
It is one of the most important museums in the world. It temporarily houses masterpieces of the ancient Greek civilization, dedicated to the most important of the Athenian sanctuaries, the "temenos" of Athena Parthenos. Preparations for the erection of the New Acropolis Museum have already begun.
Many of the unique works of art that ornamented the Acropolis have been stolen and transferred abroad. The worst plundering of the monuments took place in the beginning of the 19th century by Lord Elgin.
The collections of the museum include:
- Sculptural offerings of the Archaic period
Full admission: € 12
Reduced admission: € 6
(students from countries outside the E.U., citizens of the E.U. aged over 65)
- persons under 18 university students
From November 1st,2004 to December 12th,2004: 08.00-17.00-Monday: 11.00-17.00
January 6th, Shrove Monday, Holy Saturday,