I went to the museum to, first, stay away from the heat before hiking to the Acropolis, but I was immediately impressed by its structure. I love the way how the modern building was designed to house ancient artifacts.
The Acropolis museum floats over the archaeological site in Makrygianni.
So you also have the view of the excavation that lies beneath.
The use of glass all throughout the space lets the natural light in which added more dimension to the sculptures inside. And also because of this transparent enclosure, you have a great view of the Parthenon.
I loved looking at the sculptures and discovering its surface variations, its crumbling textures and its faded colors. I appreciated it more with its missing parts. For me, it was more striking and interesting like that.
I enjoyed the experience of exploring the space, its different floor levels of Greek antiquities.
I also appreciated how the inside (historical world) relates to the view outside .
It was a true visual treat, not to mention a good respite from the heat