Athens Cycladic Art Museum

Location: Syntagma
Don't miss: Museums guide (free admission dates and other useful info)

The Cycladic Art Museum in Athens was founded in 1986 and hosts the collection of Cycladic and Ancient Greek art that belonged to Nicholas and Dolly Goulandris. The museum is mainly housed in a neoclassical building, designed by Ioannis Vikelas and situated in the center of Athens, at 4, Neofitou Douka Street.

In the museum, you will have the chance to see exhibits from the Cycladic art that date from the Prehistoric till the Roman times. These exhibits mainly include marble figurines characterized by a distinctive shimmer, near-modern form and simplicity.

In 1991, an extension was added to the main museum. That was the neoclassical Stathatos Mansion, built in 1895 by Ernst Ziller, an eminent German architect. Stathatos Mansion is located at Vasilisis Sofias and Herodotou Street and is connected to the main building of the museum through a corridor. The Stathatos Mansion hosts temporary exhibitions while the main building of the museum consists of four floors with permanent exhibitions.
A new wing called Dolly Goulandris Wing was added to the building in 2007. It hosts the Education Department of the Museum and temporary exhibitions.

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More information about the Cycladic Art Museum

The ground floor hosts the atrium and the gift shop of the museum. The first floor houses a Cycladic collection with 350 exhibits that have been unearthed from the Cyclades Islands and include small marble statues and vessels. The second floor includes displays from the Greek Bronze Age to the Roman Period.

The third floor has one of the most important collections of Cypriot antiquities in the world. There, visitors can admire exhibits dating from the 4th millennium BC to the Medieval period.

The fourth floor includes exhibits of ancient Greek Art and figurines from the island of Keros, near Koufonisia. This collection belongs to Karlos Politis and was donated to the museum in 1989.

Last but not least, an elegant cafe-restaurant is situated on the ground floor of the museum, where guests can sit and enjoy a cup of coffee, a snack, or a meal. Guests do not need a ticket to enter the cafe.

Address: 4 Neofytou Douka Street
Phone: (+30) 210 72 28 321

How to get there

There are many ways to reach the Cycladic Art Museum from any location in Athens.

Private transfers: We recommend using an online pre-booked transfer service, which provides transfer by taxi, minibus, or private VIP car and arranging a pickup directly from the port, airport, or your hotel. Alternatively, there’s the option of arranging a pickup by a local driver directly at the following numbers: (0030) 18288, (0030) 18222, (0030) 18180. You can also book your taxi online.

On foot: As the Cycladic Art Museum is located in a central area of Athens, it can be easily reached on foot from Syntagma Square in approximately 10 minutes.

By metro: The closest metro station is Evangelismos (Blue Line). Note that the Cycladic Art Museum is located within a 7-minute walking distance from the metro. Get a map of the metro here.

By bus/trolleybus: The closest bus stop is “Vyzantino Mouseio - Rigilli”. Check the routes and the official timetables on OASA Telematics.



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