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Athens Greece Museums

A lot of the world famous capitals envy a long, notable and rich history of Athens. Its architecture and high-quality public and private collections of arts in the museums of the city introduce the past to locals and people who come here every year. Athens Olympic Games, which were held in 2004, have spurred the public and private museum organizations to amend their exposures, and soon those visitors who have decided to visit again the familiar routes of museums saw an entirely new landscape.

In museums of the city has always been an incredible amount of artifacts for display, but now the owners set their expositions more attractive to contemporary visitors. There are many museums in Athens and lots of them are advantageously located not far from the main comfortable hotels of Athens with a wide range of additional services and a high level of comfort. The windows open a wonderful panorama of the city and give onto the most popular museums.

The Archaeological Museum is one of the best museums in Greece. Some of the exhibits in the museum date from the Neolithic and Iron Age and show that Macedonia was among those areas of Greece where the first settlements appeared. Also there are exhibited the most interesting items from the archaeological site.

Historical Museum is housed in the first Parliament of Greece. In 1969 the building was given to the historical museum of Athens. There are lots of exhibits which are devoted to the Greek Revolution in 1821: the portraits of the leaders of Greece, the military uniforms of the samples of 18th century, personal belongings of soldiers and officers, the weapons of the era.

Numismatic Museum of Athens belongs to the five largest and most important museums of this type. It has a collection of more than 600,000 coins of different ages and nations from antiquity to modern times. Athenian Military Museum was opened in 1975. Its main aim was to show the exhibits, reminiscent of the war, documents and studies on military history, as well as to tell about the fight of the Greek nation for freedom and independence.

National Gallery of Athens was opened in 1976 and is located in a modern low building. Gallery has a collection of paintings by contemporary Greek and European artists. The pearl of the museum's collection is five paintings by the great El Greco. The Acropolis Museum was founded in the 1865, all stone remnants and monuments are conveniently placed here.

Museum of Cycladic Art was inaugurated in Athens in 1986. The basis of the museum is a collection of Nicholas and Dolly Gulandri. Currently, the museum has a superb collection of ancient Greek art Cycladic civilization, which is the best in the world. A wonderful Benaki museum in Athens was founded by Antoine Benaki, a heir of one the largest states in Greece. Exposition of the museum is located in an elegant neoclassical villa, where once lived Benaki family. The collection includes objects of fine and decorative arts, jewelry, folk costumes and historical relics in Greece.

The Maritime Museum of Greece was founded in 1949 and consists of 9 rooms, which shows the country's maritime history from prehistoric times to the present day. Among the exhibits there are some models of ancient and modern ships, paintings of the largest Greek artists of the 19th and 20th centuries.

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