World Museum Restaurants: The Athens Acropolis among the Top 5 places to eat.

Posted: January 25, 2014 by ACE of Greece in Uncategorized
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World Museum Restaurants: The Athens Acropolis among the Top 5 places to eat.

World Museum Restaurants: The Athens Acropolis among the Top 5 places to eat.

The Acropolis Museum Restaurant is included among the top five places to eat in the world alongside the restaurants of the Museum d’Orsay in Paris, France and the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, USA.

The Acropolis Museum was founded in 2003 and hosts 4,000 objects in an area of 14,000 square meters. It was built to house every artifact found on the rock from the Greek Bronze Period to Roman and Byzantine Greece. The Acropolis Museum is located in the historical area of Makriyianni, southeast of the Rock of the Acropolis, on Dionysiou Areopagitou Street, Athens. It is only 300 meters (984 feet) from the Acropolis and approximately 2 kilometers from Syntagma, Athens main city square. The Museum entrance is located at the beginning of the pedestrian walkway of Dionysiou Areopagitou Street, which constitutes the central route for the unified network of the city’s archaeological sites. The Acropolis station of the Metro is on the east side of the Museum site.

The Museum Restaurant is located on the second floor, with a clear panoramic view of the Acropolis Monument and surrounding. It features a 700 square meter public terrace with an impressive and breathtaking view of the historic hills of Athens and the Sacred Rock of the Parthenon site itself.  The restaurant is open during museum opening hours, but also on Friday nights, when it stays open until midnight and offers an exceptional night view of the Acropolis.

The Acropolis Museum restaurant serves traditional Greek breakfast, every day (except Monday) until 12 noon and hot dishes are served after 12 noon. The restaurant comprised of hot dishes based on traditional Greek favorites, seasonally updated. The menu complements a selected daily dish inspired by local recipes, covering all geographic regions of Greece.

Recommended from the daily menu are: Fresh shrimps from Alexandroupoli with ouzo, cherry tomatoes, orzo and red saffron from Kozani, Scaloppini from veal with oregano, lime and seasonal vegetables lightly sautéed, Trachanas from Arachova made by whole meal wheat with mushrooms and crunchy Greek prosciutto and Homemade pasta with minced meat and kefalotiri cheese from Amfilohia.
A children’s menu is also available for family and school visits at special prices, for example Sandwich with Greek prosciutto, anthotiro (soft) cheese, basil and rocket or Bun (with sesame) with Cretan gruyere.

Friday Night at the Museum Restaurant
Every Friday, the Museum restaurant is open until 12 midnight offering special gourmet choices to compliment the striking night view of the Parthenon.
Recommended dishes are: Carpaccio of fresh fish with citrus juice and lime, Smoked veal fillet with truffle oil and dried fruits, Mushrooms millefeuille with smoked cheese from Metsovo and eggplants, Risotto with fresh nettle, truffle flavors and San-Mihali cheese, Veal fillet with porcini sauce, homemade mashed potatoes and onions, Lemon tart and homemade Orange pie.

Acropolis Museum Cafe
The Cafe operates during Museum opening hours (8.00 a.m. – 8.00 p.m.). Visitors can enjoy a hot or cold drink, traditional desserts, a variety of salads and other snacks such as cookies from Thessaloniki with Cretan gruyere, traditional pies or the soup of the day. The Cafe is located on the ground floor level and overlooks the archaeological excavation.

For reservations, please contact the restaurant from Tuesday to Sunday during Museum opening hours at +30 210 9000915. Reservations are not possible on Sunday.

Entrance – Public entrance at Dionysiou Areopagitou Street. Entrance for groups at Mitseon Street.

Opening hours
1 November – 31 March:
Tuesday to Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Last admission: 4:30 p.m.)
Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. (Last admission: 9:30 p.m.)
Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Last admission: 7:30 p.m.)

1 April – 31 October:
Tuesday to Sunday: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Last admission: 7:30 p.m.)
Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. (Last admission: 9:30 p.m.)
Closed: Every Monday and 1 January, Easter Sunday, 1 May, 25 and 26 December
On Tuesday 24 December 2013 and on Tuesday 31 December 2013, the Museum will open from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

General admission fee: 5 euros. For information on visitors who are entitled to enter the Museum at a reduced admission fee or free admission, may visit the Acropolis Museum Website for details.
Free entry: 18 May, International Museum Day

Group visits
Group bookings (from 15 to 50 visitors) can be organized via telephone on +30 210 9000903, from Monday to Friday, 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. Groups without a reservation risk being unable to enter the Museum.

School visits
School group reservations can be organized via telephone on +30 210 9000903. The Museum also offers several education options for children and educators. For more information, please press here.

How to purchase tickets
Tickets from the Museum Ticket Desk. No restriction exists in the number of tickets available from the Ticket Desk during Museum opening hours.

The selection of the top five museum restaurants was prepared by online travel research site and travel community and featured by the Canadian newspaper Toronto Star.
The Museum provides free Wi-Fi internet access for all its visitors.
The restaurant company holds the HACCP certificate from TUV HELLAS.


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