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Athens – National Archaeological Museum

Poseidon
  National Archaeological Museum – The National Archaeological Museum, a "must see" on your trip to Athens, is chock full of exquisite finds from all the archeological sites around Greece. Your best bets are the gold goodies from Mycenae – golden funerary masks, jewelry, belts and bracelets, diadems, rings, cups and goblets, plus bronze swords and daggers, the collection of bronze statues (Poseidon and " Jockey" of Artemision, horseman from Dodona), the incomparable red and black figure vases, and frescoes from Thera. Kids can look for their favorite characters from Greek myths throughout the artifacts in the museum.
    Areos Park – Kids need to get out and stretch their legs after a visit to the museum? Walk three blocks north to Aeros Park – in southwest corner is a nice modern playground with climbing structures.
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In the National Archeology Museum are oodles of stunning statues from ancient Greece, but can you tell the difference between Zeus and Poseidon? Find out about the gods, goddesses and heroes on a family walking tour of the museum :
Among the Gods
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Greek Myths
Marcia Williams

Eight stories of the gods and heroes – Pandora's Box, Persues and the Gorgon's Head, the Twelve Tasks of Heracles, Theseus and the Minotaur, and more. Delightful illustrations, this is a gem! (Picture book)

 

     
Greek Gods and Heroes
Robert Graves

Twenty-seven sparkling stories of Greek mythology, adapted by Robert Graves – Orpheus, Orion, King Midas' Ears, Daedalus, Sisyphus and more. Good for older kids. (Chapter book)

 

 
Greek Gods and Heroes
(More children's books on other Athens and Greece pages)
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