The Museum of Cycladic Art, being dedicated to ancient cultures of the Aegean and Cyprus, is truly interesting. It is breathtaking to see how people crafted the stone and metals to create art already more than 5,000 years ago!
The exhibitions of the museum focus on three main subjects:
– Cycladic Art (3200 – 2000 BC), on which the museum puts special emphasis – 1st floor of the main building
– Ancient Greek Art (2000 BC – 395 AD) – 2nd floor of the main building
– Ancient Cypriot Art (3900 BC – 6th century AD) – 3rd floor of the main building
– Daily life in antiquity – 4th floor of the main building
The Museum of Cycladic Arts is housed in two buildings, which are connected by a glass-roofed corridor:
1) the Main Building (4, Neophytou Douka Street – displayed on the map) housing the permanent collections and the New Wing (for educational programmes, lectures, seminars and other)
2) the Stathatos Mansion (1, Irodotou Street) housing the temporary exhibitions and the offices of the museum.
The museum also has a very nice cafe, located in the museum atrium, on the ground floor of the Main Building. The glass roof permits the sunlight to come in, making the cafe an excellent choice for some peaceful moments of relaxation in the city centre. The cafe is open at the museum’s opening hours.
Ticket price: 7€
Reduced ticket: 3.5€ for students 19-26 years old, seniors over 65 and for everyone on Mondays
Groups over 15 people: 5€ each
Free entrance: under 18, archaeology and art history students, archaeologists, journalists, members of the MCA, members of ICOM – ICOMOS, visitors with disabilities and their escorts, qualified guides, teachers accompanying students at educational programmes, parents accompanying their kids in Saturday’s programmes
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 10:00 – 17:00
Thursday: 10:00 – 20:00
Sunday: 11:00 – 17:00
– 1 January
– 25 March
– Easter Sunday
– Easter Monday
– Spirit Monday
– Shrove Monday
– 1 May
– 15 August
– 25 December
– 26 December
The museum organizes frequently highly recognized temporary exhibitions. Find out more about them here.
Weekend activities for kids:
Every weekend from October to May, the museum organises interactive tours and workshops, specially designed to help children engage with the museum in a creative way. There are various programmes for children of different ages. Subjects vary a lot, from self expression through arts (2-3,5 years old) to digital arts (8-15 years old).
Usually the activities take place at 11:00-13:00 or 13:00-15:00.
For exact information on the organized activities, please visit: http://www.cycladic.gr/frontoffice/portal.asp?cpage=NODE&cnode=16&clang=1.
You can reserve places via phone at 0030 210 7228321-3.
The online shop of the museum makes it easy for you to decorate your home with homewear pieces of Cycladic art or even wear replicas of the original Cycladic jewels, made today the same way they were made 4,500 years ago! You can also find designer items or even toys for children.
All items you buy online will be delivered at any place of the world you wish.
Visit the online shop: http://www.cycladic.gr/frontoffice/portal.asp?cpage=NODE&cnode=18&clang=1