Founded in 1889, this is undoubtedly one of the most important archaeological museums in the world, proving that history and art from ancient times still have the power to impress with their magnificence and beauty. The National Archaeological Museum
is the biggest in the whole city hosting more than eleven thousand exhibits that cover a large chronological and geographical span. If you want to experience the panorama of Greek civilization to its fullest, save at least two days from your calendar to wander through the fascinating permanent collections filled with prehistoric items from the Aegean, frescoes from Thira, sculptures, vases, statues, jewelry, weapons and religious items. Do not miss the unique sculptures and the famous Antikythera device
, probably used for astronomical observations, yet still shrouded in mystery. Last but not least, the epigraphic collection on the ground floor and the huge library with rare photographs and manuscripts will surely blow your mind.