Ancient Greek coins were works of art unto themselves. Some 60,000 ancient bronze, silver, and gold examples are on view in the magnificent 19th-century home of the great archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann, discoverer of Troy and excavator of Mycenae. Lest anyone forget he discovered Troy, Schliemann emblazoned the inscription Iliou Melathron (Palace of Troy) across the front of his townhouse, which, with characteristic immodesty, he modeled on an Italian Renaissance Palace. Until this museum opened in 1999, visitors could only imagine the decor behind the ornate arcaded façade, so for many people, the impression made by the interior frescoes and marble will be at least as enjoyable as the masterful coins. Many of those are ornate and require focus, which makes a break in the garden café welcome. Allow one hour for a visit.