National Archaeological Museum of Athens
Located in the heart of Athens, the National Archaeological Museum on Patission Street houses important artefacts from the Neolithic Era to the late Roman period. The Antikythera mechanism, Agamemnon’s death mask, the wall paintings of Thera, the Artemision Bronze, the Antikythera Ephebe, Nestor’s Cup, and the Marathon Boy are but a few of the treasures on display.
The Epigraphical Museum in the southern annex safeguards the world’s largest collection of ancient Greek inscriptions. With so much to see, it’s no surprise that this massive neoclassical complex takes up an entire city block.
A walk around the artefacts and collections is, quite simply, awe-inspiring. At day’s end, take a stroll around the large, neoclassic garden that flank the museum. Next door is the National Technical University of Athens.