National Archaeological Museum

National Archaeological Museum is located in the Kolonaki district in the north of Athens . More precisely — 44 Patission, Ekzarheya. Museum is easily reached on foot in about 15 — 20 minutes of quiet walk from the Parliament (downtown).

The museum contains a fine collection of sculptures of Greek and Roman periods, and a collection of Corinthian pottery. Also there be so-called «Mycenaean gold» (artifacts found during excavations of Mycenae), including the death mask of Agamemnon. The museum’s collection includes such masterpieces as the marble sculpture «Aphrodite and Pan», the bronze statue of «Poseidon» and «Boy — jockey» and other works of art Cycladic, Mycenaean, Hellenistic and Roman periods. Museum is relatively small. For his tour would be enough for 4-5 hours of time. The museum has a cafe, where you can eat, and shop, where you can buy copies of the liked items. Those who want to save money can go to the museum free of charge through the store, but we do not recommend to do it.

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