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There are many museums that are really worth visiting if you are in Athens. Below you will find some of the most important ones. These are the National Gallery-Museum of Alexandros Soutsos, the Benaki Museum, the Acropolis Museum, the National Archaeological Museum, the Museum of Cycladic Art, the Goulandris Museum and the National Museum of Contemporary Art. The National Gallery-Museum of Alexandros Soutsos is a recently renovated museum masterpiece of the city, as it was inaugurated on May 14, 2021. It hosts Greek works of art from different periods, mainly from the post-Byzantine years until today. The Benaki Museum is considered one of the leading cultural organizations in Greece with over 100,000 exhibits from Greek history and culture. Their collections are divided thematically using regional museums. One can visit the Museum of Greek Culture, the Cultural Center, the Museum of Islamic Art, the Ghika Art Gallery, the workshop of Yiannis Pappas, the Toy Museum and the Valadouro Collection. The Acropolis Museum is considered the second most important archaeological museum in Greece after the National Archaeological Museum. The museum's collection focuses on the findings of the archaeological site of the Acropolis of Athens, which were found on the sacred rock of the Acropolis and in the foothills from the Mycenaean period to Roman and Early Christian Athens. The National Archaeological Museum is the largest museum in Greece and one of the most important in the world. It includes exhibits from all parts of the Greek world with more than 11,000 exhibits, offering the visitor the opportunity to get to know Greek culture in depth from the beginnings of prehistory to late antiquity. The Museum of Cycladic Art houses exhibits of the ancient cultures of the Aegean and Cyprus, emphasizing Cycladic art of the 3rd century BC. The Goulandris Museum is a newly established museum of the Eliza and Vassilis Goulandris Foundation that was inaugurated in 2019. It has a rich collection of modern and contemporary mainly European art. The National Museum of Contemporary Art includes works by Greek and foreign artists of different media such as painting, sculpture, video, installations, photography, industrial design, engravings and more.


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