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Museum

of

Cycladic Art

Although it is named after its prominent Cycladic Art collection, this little house of artworks offers you far more than this. You will be surprised by the impressive collection of Ancient Greek and Cypriot art. At the Museum of Cycladic Art, you can learn about artistic techniques and customs of the Ancient Greeks through the most fun, creative ways and attend the special shows where archaeology meets contemporary art. Don’t forget to stop by the museum shop to get some exclusive gifts and the museum café for a light snack and coffee.

 
 

History of Museum of Cycladic Art

Τhe Museum of Cycladic Art is dedicated to the study and promotion of ancient cultures of the Aegean and Cyprus, with special emphasis on Cycladic Art of the 3rd millennium BC. It was founded in 1986, to house the collection of Nicholas and Dolly Goulandris. Since then it has grown in size to accommodate new acquisitions, obtained either through direct purchases or through donations by important collectors and institutions.

Donors

The three major collections of the Museum of Cycladic Art (Cycladic Culture, Ancient Greek Art, Cypriot Culture) have been formed through generous donations by important collectors, public and private institutions, as well as anonymous donators. Today, the artifacts that once belonged to separate private collections have been integrated by the museum curators into the corresponding chronological and thematic groups, their provenance being indicated clearly in the label of each object. In addition, several of the museum galleries have been named after the most important donators (The K. Politis Gallery, The Athens Academy Gallery, The Th. N. Zintilis Gallery).

 

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Museum of Cycladic Art - Ticket Prices

General Admission (except for Mondays)

Permanent Collections: € 7

Permanent & Temporary Exhibitions: € 10

Admission for «DIVINE DIALOGUES: Cy Twombly and Greek Antiquity»: €7

Admission for Deste Prize 2017: €3.50

Monday General Admission 
Permanent Collections: € 3,5

Permanent & Temporary Exhibitions: € 7


REDUCED ENTRANCE FEES

 

- seniors (over 65) 
€3,50 (Permanent Collections)

€5 (Permanent & Temporary Exhibitions)


- students, 19-26 years old 
€3,50 (Permanent Collections)

€5 (Permanent & Temporary Exhibitions)


- groups of 15 or more

5€ (each)

7€ (Permanent & Temporary Exhibitions)

FREE ADMISSION

  • kids and young persons under 18 

  • visitors with disabilities and their companion 

  • members of the MCA 

  • archaeologists

  • archaeology and art history students

  • members of ICOM - ICOMOS 

  • Greek unemployed citizens, with their current unemployment card

  • journalists 

  • qualified guides 

  • teachers accompanying school-classes participating in educational programmes 

  • parents accompanying their kids for the Saturday’s & Sunday's programme

 

Museum of Cycladic Art - Visiting Hours

Monday - Wednesday - Friday - Saturday: 10:00 to 17:00
Thursday: 10:00 to 20:00
Sunday: 11:00 to 17:00
Tuesday: 
closed

The Museum is closed on the following dates:
- 1st of January
- Easter Sunday & Easter Monday
- Holy Spirit Monday
- May 1
- December 25
- December 26
- Clean Monday
- March 25
- August 15

 

Museum of Cycladic Art - Location

The access to the MCA is possible by two points

- Main Building (Permanent collections)

4, Neophytou Douka str.

- The Stathatos Mansion (Temporary exhibitions)
Vasilissis Sofias ave. & 1, Irodotou st.

The two buildings are interconnected. The admission ticket is valid for both wings of the MCA and the respective temporary exhibitions, unless if indicated otherwise.

How to get to the Museum of Cycladic Art:

Metro
Line 3: stations Evangelismos, Syntagma (Line 3 terminates at the Eleftherios Venizelos Airport)
Line 2: station Syntagma


Buses
Α5, Ε6, Ε7, Χ14, 054, 200, 203, 204, 220, 221, 224, 235, 408, 608, 622, 732, 815

Trolley-buses
3, 7, 13

Disabled persons
Access for disabled persons is via a wheelchair ramp at the entrance to the Main Building, at 4 Neophytou Douka Street. Access to the floors is by elevator.

Parking
The MCA has no parking facilities and the Kolonaki neighbourhood is densely populated. Visitors are, therefore, advised to use one of the several means of public transportation that serve the museum (see above). However, for those who wish to visit the MCA by private car, there are paid parking areas at the following locations:

- 14 Philikis Etareias Square, tel. (0030) 210 7221548
- 4 Rizari St & 45 Vas. Constantinou Ave (Polis Park), tel. (0030) 210 7255420 (http://www.polispark.gr/) 
- 25-29 Karneadou (Lemos Centre), tel. (0030) 210 7215068

 

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