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Museum of Cycladic Art

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Regular Price: Adult USD 8.25; 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

A dynamic cultural institute in the centre of Athens, the Museum of Cycladic Art focuses on promoting the ancient cultures of the Aegean and Cyprus, with particular emphasis on Cycladic art of the third millennium BC. Today, the Museum boasts one of the most comprehensive private collections of Cycladic Art in the world, with representative examples of the globally-famed Cycladic marble figurines. The Museum’ s permanent collections number some 3,000 objects of Cycladic, Ancient Greek and Ancient Cypriot Art, testimonies of cultures which flourished in the Aegean and the eastern Mediterranean from the fourth millennium BC into the sixth century AD.
The Museum of Cycladic Art’s temporary exhibitions focus on archaeology and modern and contemporary art with the aim to familiarize the public with important twentieth and twenty-first century artists and to explore the relations between ancient cultures and modern art. Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, Thomas Struth, Louise Bourgeois, Sarah Lucas, Ugo Rondinone, Jannis Kounellis, Mario Merz, Ai Weiwei, and Cy Twombly are among the artists hosted.

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