- Type: Museums
- My Place author: Paige
NileGuide Expert Says:
Best view of the Parthenon! The second floor cafe is the perfect place to sit under a shady veranda and have a drink or light meal, all while gazing at one of the ancient world's greatest structures. The food highlights Greek products and the museum is proud of the low prices on the menu.
NileGuide Expert tip:
If you have a choice, avoid the hours between 10am until 2pm. These are the hours the museum gets flooded by cruise ship passengers and school groups.
- The New Acropolis Museum was conceived in 1979 in an overall effort to persuade the British Museum to return the famous marbles of the Parthenon. After changing decisions on locations and architects, on top of the discovery of an ancient settlement on the winning site, the museum was completed in June of 2009. It is considered one of the top ten museums of Europe and is unique in that all of its contents are specific to the site of the sacred rock of the Acropolis. How to deal with the ancient ruins underneath? Prop it up on columns and lay down a clear floor, giving visual access throughout the museum.
A must see.
- © NileGuide User2013