Ancient Athens draws more visitors than modern Athens.
The antiquities have a magical draw for people; here the distant past civilization is tangible and visible. It was opened in 2009, five years (late) after the 2004 Athens Olympics. Read about the drama behind the construction: http://www.parthenon.newmentor.net/museum.htm

 

 

 

Greece: Pireaus: City Theatre
Greece: Pireaus: poster on theatre for Hamlet
Greece: Pireaus: busy commercial street
Greece: Pireaus: upscale clothing store
Greece: Piraeus: Poster for gym: "best routine for creating the best abs!!! 28 days to loose the fat and create abs"
Greece: Pireaus: carpenter shop
Greece: Pireaus: busy side street
Greece: Pireaus: residential side street with tattered national flag
Greece: Pireaus: tattered national flag
Greece: Pireaus: map of Piraeus Port
Greece: Pireaus: map of Piraeus Port
Greece: Pireaus: huge cruise ship
Greece: Pireaus: buildings at port front
Greece: Pireaus: ship repairs
Greece: Pireaus: port view
Greece: Pireaus: port view
Greece: Pireaus: theatre poster for the play 'The Birds' by Aristophanes
Greece: Pireaus: port shops
Greece: Pireaus: light rail train station to Athens city
Greece: Athens: subway station
Greece: Athens: subway station
Greece: Athens: subway station
Greece: Athens: subway station
Greece: Athens: subway station
Greece: Athens: subway station
Greece: Athens: subway station stop for Acropolis and Museum
Greece: Athens: Acropolis on the hill undergoing restoration (for the past hundred years)
Greece: Athens: new Acropolis Museum
Greece: Athens: Acropolis on the hill undergoing restoration (for the past hundred years)
Greece: Piraeus; 2004 Olympic stadium
Greece: Athens: new Acropolis Museum entry built over ancient foundations
Greece: Athens: new Acropolis Museum main hall
Greece: Athens: new Acropolis Museum; ancient horse
Greece: Athens: new Acropolis Museum; carved marble male figure
Greece: Athens: new Acropolis Museum; many of the exhibits are reproductions since Europeans plundered Greece for the past four hundred years
Greece: Athens: new Acropolis Museum; photo of the Acropolis without current scaffolding
Greece: Athens: new Acropolis Museum; photo of exterior
Greece: Athens: new Acropolis Museum; many of the exhibits are reproductions since Europeans plundered Greece for the past four hundred years
Greece: Athens: new Acropolis Museum; copies of the caryatids; originals in the British Museum
Greece: Athens: new Acropolis Museum; copies of the caryatids; originals in the British Museum
Greece: Athens: new Acropolis Museum; carved male statue called a kouros
Greece: Athens: new Acropolis Museum guidebook
Greece: Athens: Orthodox priest
Greece: Athens: Piraeus; 2004 Olympic Stadium
Greece: Athens: graffiti covered train
Greece: Piraeus street market
Greece: Piraeus street market