The Acropolis Museum

The Acropolis Museum, ten times larger than the previous on-site, an archaeological site-specific museum, houses more than 3.000 artifacts from the most significant sanctuary of the ancient city, the Sacred Rock of the Athenian Acropolis.

In 2009 the magnificent building of the museum, designed by architects B. Tschumi and M. Photiadis, opened its doors for the first time as the New Museum of Acropolis.

Covering the Archaic and Roman periods with emphasis on the Acropolis of the 5th century BC, the Museum celebrates the apotheosis of Greece's artistic and architectural achievements.

Located southeast of the Rock in the historical district of Makriyanni, the Acropolis Museum is divided into three levels.

Taking the steps up the entrance, the ground falls away to reveal archaeological excavations of ancient Athens.

The lower and the middle levels of the floors allow the feeling of walking through the ancient streets and the upper floor, is the treasury, where the marbles are kept. The gallery, running across the central core of the building and shares precisely the same dimensions of the Parthenon.

The Acropolis Museum, attracting millions of visitors every year, listed as one of the best museums in the world, is an astonishing piece of art, an achievement in itself.

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