Museum of Cycladic Art

Museum of Cycladic Art

The Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens, inaugurated in 1986, features a 5,000-year-old art work collection from the Cyclades Islands. It also displays countless pieces of art from Cyprus and Ancient Greece.


The museum houses a collection of over 3,000 works of art from the Cyclades, Cyprus, and Ancient Greece. The collection puts on display the various cultures that bloomed between the fourth century BC and the sixth century AD in the Aegean Sea islands and East Mediterranean.

The museum has four floors where the items are displayed by themes:

  • Cycladic culture: The museum’s first floor features over 350 sculptures, vessels, and figurines made of stone, marble, metal, bronze, and clay. These objects are characteristic of Cycladic culture from the Early Bronze Age.
  • Ancient Greek Art: The second and fourth floors hold nearly 400 artifacts dating between 2000 BC and the fourth century AD. All the pieces of art, including weapons, jewelry, vases, and glass-made objects are from the central Aegean and represent the spreading of Classical culture in the islands.
  • Cypriot Art: The third floor is dedicated to the relics found in Cyprus dating from the Chalcolithic to the Modern periods. It has over 500 objects made of stone, gold, silver, bronze, clay, and marble.
  • Scenes of daily life during Ancient times: The fourth floor displays 142 objects from Antiquity. They are all labeled with an explanation of what each item was used for. Visitors will get a good idea of how daily life was for the Ancient Greeks.

Extremely Worthwhile

The Museum of Cycladic Art is not one of the best-known museums in Athens, it's also one of the most interesting. The exhibitions are highly valuable and contain varied objects, all of which are displayed with comprehensive texts, making the visit even more fascinating.  


Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturdays: 10am - 5pm. 
Thursdays: 10am - 8pm.
Sundays: 11am - 5pm.
Tuesdays: closed.


Adults: 12 (US$ 12.90)
Youth under 18: free entrance

Museum of Cycladic Art Ticket 12 (US$ 12.90)


Metro: Evangelismos, line 3; Syntagma, lines 2 and 3.
Bus: Rigillis lines A5, E6, E7, X14, O54, 200, 203, 204, 220, 221, 224, 235, 408, 608, 622, 732 and 815.