Despite the subject matter, this museum has a fresh and modern feel to it. Yes, you are looking at statues and art that is thousands of years old, but the building itself, the café, shop and restaurant are all very modern. It is not a very large museum, but you should be able to enjoy a good two hours in there before it starts to become tiresome.
Acropolis Museum, Dionysiou Areopagitou 15, Makriyianni, Athens, 11742.
Finding The Acropolis Museum
There are almost thirty bus routes that stop near the museum. Use the Makriyianni stop. The same is true if you take the Trolley. Use the Acropolis stop if you are taking the metro, and the Leoforos Vouliagmenis stop if you are taking the tram.
Between the 1st of April and the 31st of October
- Monday - 08:00 to 16:00
- Tuesday to Thursday - 08:00 to 20:00
- Friday - 8:00 to 22:00
- Saturday & Sunday - 8:00 to 20:00
Between the 1st of November and the 31st of March
- Monday to Thursday - 09:00 to 17:00
- Friday - 9:00 to 22:00
- Saturday and Sunday - 09:00 to 20:00
They do charge a fee to enter, but it is not a massive amount. It is also a good place to get away from the weather. The food is a little overpriced, but one gets the feeling you are paying to sit down more than you are paying for top quality food.