ATHENS, GREECE - APRIL 6: A woman stands in front of "War of relics"  Acrylic on canvas by artist K.G. Subramanyan. Media and professionals of the 14 Documenta contemporary arts exhibition, at a  preview of Documenta 14 at the EMST- National Museum of Contremporary Art on April 6, 2017 in Athens, Greece.  Documenta is an exhibition of contemporary art which takes place every five years in Kassel, Germany but in 2017 for the first time Kassel and Athens are hosting the exhibition on an equal footing under the working title "Learning from Athens." (Photo by Milos Bicanski/Getty Images)

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National Museum of Contemporary Art

Acropolis Area

Set in the former Fix Brewery, this contemporary museum opened in 2015 but was closed for prolonged renovations at the time of research. In the past, it has exhibited Greek and international art in all media, from painting to video to experimental architecture

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1. Monument of Filopappos

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This 12m-high marble monument at the top of Filopappou Hill was built between AD 114 and 116 in honour of Julius Antiochus Filopappos, a prominent Roman…

2. Shrine of the Muses


Just below the crest of Filopappou Hill, the ruined shrine to the goddesses of creative inspiration is carved into the bedrock.

3. Acropolis Museum


This dazzling museum at the foot of the Acropolis' southern slope showcases its surviving treasures. The collection covers the Archaic period to the Roman…

4. Ilias Lalaounis Jewellery Museum

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A museum for fashionistas: Ilias Lalaounis adorned Elizabeth Taylor and Melina Mercouri, among many others, and is responsible for a singularly Greek…

5. Filopappou Hill

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Also called the Hill of the Muses, Filopappou Hill – along with the hills of the Pnyx and the Nymphs – is a somewhat wild, pine-shaded spot that's good…

6. Acropolis Southeast Entrance

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This entrance to the Acropolis is a better option for individual visitors, as it avoids the heavy bus traffic and crowds at the main entrance. Early in…

7. Socrates' Prison


On the slopes of Filopappou Hill, follow the path to this warren of rooms carved into bedrock. It's said to have been the place Socrates was imprisoned in…

8. Stoa of Eumenes & Asclepieion

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From the stage of the Theatre of Dionysos, the path leads uphill and west to the top of the long Stoa of Eumenes, a colonnade built by Eumenes II, King of…