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Museum of Cycladic Art

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Regular Price: Adult USD 8.21; Child USD 0.00
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Attraction Highlights

  • Unique artefacts from the Cycladic civilisation
  • Exciting temporary exhibitions
  • Located inside one of the most beautiful neoclassical mansions of Athens
  • Modern café & shop with unique gifts, souvenirs and books
  • Closeby to other popular attractions
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Single Entry

Important Notes
Tickets must be redeemed at the Museum's cashier. Please have your iVenture Card present.
Address Neofitou Douka 4 Athens
Phone +30 210 72 28 321-3
Email: [email protected]
Work Hours Mon, Wed, Fri & Sat: 10:00 to 17:00
Thurs: 10:00 to 20:00
Sun: 11:00 to 17:00
Closed Days Tuesdays, Easter Sunday, Easter Monday, 1st of January, Holy Spirit Monday, May 1, December 25, December 26, Clean Monday, March 25, August 15
Website https://www.cycladic.gr

What to expect

The Museum of Cycladic Ar,t located in the heart of Athens, focuses on promoting the ancient cultures of the Aegean and Cyprus, with particular emphasis on Cycladic art of the third millennium BC. Built in 1986 to house the Nicholas and Dolly Goulandris Collection, it holds one of the most comprehensive private collections of Cycladic art in the world. The minimalist marble figurines it is renowned for have inspired artists of the 20th century, such as Brancusi, Modigliani, Giacometti, Hepworth and Moore and continue to inspire artists such as Ai WeiWei.

The Museum’s permanent collections include 3000 Cycladic, ancient Greek, and ancient Cypriot artefacts, witnesses to the cultures that flourished in the Aegean and the Eastern Mediterranean from the fourth millennium BC to approximately the sixth century AD.

The temporary exhibitions of the MCA focus on archaeology, modern and contemporary art, aiming to introduce the public not only to antiquity but also to important 20th & 21th century artists and explore the links between ancient cultures and modern and contemporary artistic creation. Dali, Picasso, Thomas Struth, Louise Bourgeois, Sarah Lucas, Ugo Rondinone, Jannis Kounellis, Mario Merz, Αi Weiwei and Cy Twombly, have been exhibited at the MCA, amongst others.

Things to look out for

The Stathatos Mansion, one of the most important examples of nineteenth-century neoclassical architecture in Athens which is connected to the main building by a glass-roofed corridor, is worth the visit for itself. Cycladic art’s defining characteristics, abstraction and harmony, also characterize the Cycladic Café, recently renovated by Kois Architects. The atrium’s rich vegetation creates the sense of a secret oasis situated in the very centre of the city, while the lighting design by Eleftheria Deko complements the natural sunlight that comes through the entrance’s floating façade-sculpture, during the day. A unique location bringing Aegean light and flavours in Athens, where you can find the best breakfast, café or lunch in town. Finally, drawing inspiration from the Museum’s collections, the Cycladic Shop provides a wide range of faithful replicas of Cycladic figurines, alongside jewelry and homeware objects by Greek designers as well as special editions.

Helpful Tips

This museum is based in two interconnected buildings. The admission ticket is valid for both wings of the MCA and the respective temporary exhibitions, unless if indicated otherwise. The museum is accessible to disabled persons.

The easiest way to get here is via the METRO Line 3: stations Evangelismos, Syntagma (Line 3 terminates at the Eleftherios Venizelos Airport). Alternatively, Line 2: station Syntagma.

The museum is also located close by to many other exciting attractions including Benaki, Byzantine, Syntagma Square and the aristocratic district of Kolonaki.

Important Notes

Tickets must be redeemed at the Museum's cashier. Please have your iVenture Card present.
Address Neofitou Douka 4 Athens
Phone +30 210 72 28 321-3
Work Hours Mon, Wed, Fri & Sat: 10:00 to 17:00
Thurs: 10:00 to 20:00
Sun: 11:00 to 17:00
Closed Days Tuesdays, Easter Sunday, Easter Monday, 1st of January, Holy Spirit Monday, May 1, December 25, December 26, Clean Monday, March 25, August 15
Website https://www.cycladic.gr