6 museums in Greece you must visit

Acropolis MuseumMost of the artifact unearthed at the Acropolis of Athens are now exhibited at the Acropolis Museum, including the most extensive group of Korai statues, and the sculptures that once adorned the Parthenon.

Athens National Archaeological MuseumThe largest museum of Greece hosts the most important artifacts from the entire country under one roof. All eras of Ancient Greek history are represented from the stone age to the Roman Era.

Athens Agora MuseumThe Archaeological Museum of the Athenian Agora is hosted in the Hellenistic Stoa of Atallos. The stoa was rebuilt in the 1950’s from the ground up with the purpose of storing the artifacts unearthed in the Agora excavations, and to house the museum where the most important items can be exhibited.The museum highlights include art dating all the way back to the stone age, every-day life objects, and artifacts directly related to the Athenian democracic functions.

Delos MuseumThe small archaeological museum located in the archaeological site of Delos and exhibits objects from the excavations there. Just like the archaeological site, it is accessible only by shuttle boat from Mykonos. Highlights include several excuisite mosaics found during exclavations.

Delphi MuseumThe Archaeological Museum of Delphi is one of the top must-see museums of Greece. It exhibits artifacts unearthed from the ancient oracle of Delphi from Archaic, Classical, and Hellenistic Greece, including the Charioteer of Delphi, and the two Kouros statues known as Kleovis and Biton. The museum is located near the entrance to the Archeological site in an attractive buildings that also has storage and restoration facilities.

Eleusis MuseumThe archaeological Museum of Eleusis (Elefsina) is located on the hill above the Telesterion and houses artifacts from the excavations at the Eleusis sanctuary. Artifacts in its collection date from Stone Age to Byzantine times.

Eretria MuseumThe Eretria Archaeological museum houses a small, but very important collection of artifacts found in excavations around Evia. Highlights of the museum include the unique terracotta centaur and other finds from Lefkandi, and the sculptures from the archaic temple of Apollo Daphnophoros that depict an amazonomachy. The finds from the Lefkandi heroon have shed new light in a previously little-understood period of ancient Greece: the Dark Ages.

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