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The New Acropolis Museum is located close to the site of the Acropolis of Athens. The museum is an archaeological museum that was founded in 2003 but it did not open to the public until the 21st June 2009. It is generally referred to as the "New" museum to distinguish it from the "Old" Acropolis Museum, established in 1874, which it replaced. The aim of the museum was to provide a home for every artefact that has ever been found on the site. When the concept of this new museum was drafted out in 2003 many of these pieces were in museum collections throughout Greece and also elsewhere in the world, so one of the initial tasks was to locate and document everything. There are around 4,000 different artefacts on display at the new museum which range in date from the Greek Bronze Age through the Roman period and into the Byzantine era. These items are displayed over 14,000 square metres of floor space. The New Acropolis Museum is well served by public transport and can be visited between 8am and 8pm, admission charges can be found on the website.
Παλαιό Μουσείο Ακρόπολης - Old Acropolis Museum
Este museo fue construido a finales del siglo XIX con objeto de albergar en él algunos de los tesoros encontrados en la Acrópolis de Atenas, tanto en sus diversos templos como en las excavaciones realizadas en los alrededores. Está situado en el extremo sureste de la Acrópolis y reúne una serie de piezas (fundamentalmente esculturas) ordenadas cronológicamente de los cuatro grandes periodos artísticos de la antigüedad griega: arcaico, clásico, helenístico y romano. Pese a los muchos robos efectuados en la Acróplis y a los múltiples expolios que el país griego ha sufrido, este museo ha logrado reunir la más importante muestra del antiguo arte greco-romano. En el año 2005 el museo inició obras de ampliación que han sido concluidas el pasado año 2007.
Μουσείο Κοσμήματος Ηλία Λαλαούνη
The Ilias Lalaounis Jewellery Museum opened in 1993 and houses over 4,000 different pieces of jewellery and other forms of decorative art. There are also 50 different collections on display from the founder, Ilias Lalaounis that were collected between 1940 and 2000. Admission is free and guided tours take place daily, these are available in seven different languages. The opening hours are: Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday - 9am-4pm Wednesday - 9am-9pm Sunday - 11am-4pm
Olympieion - Naos Olympiou Dios
Construction of this Greco-Roman temple began in 515 B.C. but it was only completed by Emperor Hadrian in 2 A.D. The ruins of the temple are floodlit at night and visible from the Acropolis. Nothing of the original interior remains and of the initial 104 columns only 15 are still standing. Open daily from 08h00 till 18h00, the Temple is included in a 12 Euro ticket for the Archaeological Sites of Athens. Other tariffs are available at the website.