Top Photos Of The Acropolis Museum Taken By Me
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If you’re like me, you love taking photos on holiday. Greece has many great opportunities to get that perfect selfie or Instagram photo, and when I’m in Athens, I can’t resist adding to my top photos of the Acropolis Museum.
Photos are a great way to bring back memories and also share those memories and experiences with others. So, in this guide are my personally taken and chosen top photos of the Acropolis Museum in Athens.
If you want to know much more about the museum, including the best things to see and the best places to take photos, then please look at my in-depth page about the Acropolis Museum.
Hope you enjoy
Where is the Acropolis Museum
Brief guide to the Acropolis Museum
Completed in 2009, the Acropolis Museum is without doubt the most popular museum in Athens, with almost 2 million visitors each year.
It exhibits all the significant finds from the Parthenon, the Acropolis of Athens and the surrounding area, providing a fascinating insight into daily life in ancient Athens. The museum is situated opposite the entrance to the Acropolis, making it an essential stop for tourists and visitors to Athens.
One of the most popular things to see at the Acropolis Museum is the “Daily Life in Ancient Athens” exhibit. It showcases artefacts from all aspects of ancient Athenian life, from furniture and tools to clothing and jewellery. The museum also has a children’s section, which is excellent for learning more about ancient Greece.
Covering 25,000 square metres, this all-glass museum was constructed under three strict conditions:
- To provide breathtaking views of the Acropolis, the Parthenon, and the surrounding hills from transparent glass walls.
- To exhibit the Parthenon sculptures.
Not interfere with the archaeological findings during excavations.
At it’s base, the museum appears to be floating, as it’s supported by more than 100 concrete pillars, which provide an impressive shelter for the site’s archaeological excavation.
The museum hosts its collections across three floors and the below-ground excavation site. Located on the ground floor, the Gallery of the Slopes of the Acropolis houses finds from the sanctuaries established on the slopes of the Acropolis and objects that Athenians used in everyday life from all historical periods.
The nine-metre high and naturally lit Archaic Gallery in the east and south sections of the first floor hosts the magnificent sculptures that graced the first temples on the Acropolis. It also displays the worship’s votive offerings, such as beautiful archaic Korai (depictions of young women), the Hippeis (horse riders), statues of the goddess Athena, sculptures of male figures, marble reliefs, and smaller bronze and clay offerings.
The museum’s exhibition culminates on the third floor, in the glass-encased Parthenon Gallery. The relief sculptures of the Parthenon frieze depicting the Panathenaic procession is exhibited in continuous sequence along the perimeter of the external surface of the rectangular concrete core of the gallery. The metopes, the marble slabs with relief representations from Greek mythology, are exhibited between the stainless steel columns of the gallery, which are the same in number as the columns of the Parthenon.
If you’re looking for things to do in Athens, the Acropolis Museum should be at the top of your list. It’s a great place to learn more about the ancient Greeks and see some of their most impressive artefacts.
Top photos of the Acropolis Museum taken by me
The building itself
Excavation under the building (daily life in ancient Athens)
Ground floor (Acropolis Slopes)
First floor (early history of the Acropolis including the Caryatids)
Second floor (cafe, restaurant, views of Acropolis and Athens)
Third floor (the Parthenon, views of the Acropolis)
Well, I hope you enjoyed looking at the photos of the Acropolis Museum taken by me. As I said in the beginning, for me, photos are a great way to bring back memories and also share those memories and experiences with others.