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A unique mix of historic Athens and modern day Mediterranean culture

Athens, which sprawls well beyond its official limits, is unlike any other European capital. Home to roughly one-third of the Greek population, its fabric has been woven by successive waves of migrants – initially from the Greek provinces, today from abroad – since it was established in the 11th century B.C. The Greek capital may exhibit all the characteristics of a big city but at heart it remains a small town.

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Cycladic Art Museum

Cycladic Art Museum

Famous The Nicholas P. Goulandris Foundation

The Nicholas P. Goulandris Foundation Editors' Note

The world’s largest collection of Cycladic art is one of Athens' must-sees. While Greek sculpture reached its pinnacle with the Parthenon Marbles, the first seeds in that tradition had been sown some 2,000 years earlier in the Cycladic Islands of the Aegean.

There, between 3200 BC and 2200 BC, a matriarchal culture flourished that produced a unique art form featuring elegant, angular marble female figures – forms that inspire even today’s artists.

The museum also owns a collection of classical pottery, and the adjoining Stathatos Mansion, a Bavarian-style neoclassical building designed by Ernst Ziller, where contemporary exhibitions are held. The gift shop sells exceptionally fine reproductions.

Cycladic Art Museum
Neofytou Douka 4,, 10674 Athens
210 722 8321
10am-4pm Mon, Wed-Fri; 10am-8pm Thur; 10am- 3pm Sat - closed on public holidays.