Athens Museums

The New Acropolis Museum

The new Acropolis Museum was open on 2009, it is considered as one of the best in the World. It temporarily houses masterpieces of the ancient Greek civilization, dedicated to the most important of the Athenian sanctuaries, the “temenos” of Athena Parthenos. The collections of the museum include: Sculptural offerings of the Archaic period – Pediments of temples dated to the Archaic period – Archaic Horsemen – Sculptures of the “Severe” style – Pediments and metopes from the Parthenon – The Parthenon frieze (most important) – The Erechtheion frieze – Parapets of the Athena Nike temple – Frieze of the Athena Nike temple – The Caryatids – Clay figurines and vases from the sanctuary of the Nymphs.

Full admission: € 5,reduced admission: € 3 (students from countries outside the E.U. (citizens of the E.U. aged over 65) Free admission: Children under 5 years of age, from non-EU countries

Operation Hours: Daily 08:00- 20:00 except Monday Address: D.Areopagitou 15 Access: Metro station Acropolis Tel. 2109000 900

National Museum

The National Archaeological Museum of Athens is one of the largest and most important Museums concerning ancient Greek art. The building was inaugurated in 1889,it had expanded during the Middle War Period and owns nowadays a gallery exhibition space of 8000 m2. Exhibition shows the long evolution of the ancient Greek art and history from the Prehistoric Collection, which includes works of the great civilizations that developed in the Aegean from the sixth millennium BC to 1050 BC (Neolithic, Cycladic, Mycenaean), and finds from the prehistoric settlement at Thira. Sculptures Collection presents the development of ancient Greek sculpture from the seventh to the fifth centuries BC with unique masterpieces. The Vase and Minor Objects Collection, which contains representative works of ancient Greek pottery from the eleventh century BC to the Roman period and includes the Stathatos Collection, a corpus of minor objects of all periods. The Metallurgy Collection has a lot of fundamental statues, figurines and minor objects. Finally, the only Egyptian and Near Eastern Antiquities Collection in Greece, with works dating from the pre-dynastic period (5000 BC) to the Roman conquest.

Full admission: € 10,reduced admission: € 3 (students from countries outside the E.U., citizens of the E.U. aged over 65) Free admission: under 19 years old, students from E.U. countries, admission card holders

Operation Hours: Winter period: Tue-Sun: 8.30-15.00, Monday: 13.00-19.30 Summer period: Tue-Sun: 8.30-19.30, Monday: 13.00-19.30 Address: Patission Av. 44 Access: Metro station Victoria Tel.2108217724

Cycladic Museum

More than 3.000 objects of Cycladic, Ancient Greek and Cypriot art (dating from the 5th millennium B.C. to the 6th century A.D.) are displayed in the galleries of the four floors of the Museum of Cycladic Art. The Museum owns one of the most important collections Cycladic Art worldwide and hosts major archaeological, modern and contemporary art exhibitions.

Full admission: € 7,reduced admission: € 3.50 (students from countries outside the E.U., citizens of the E.U. aged over 65) Free admission: under 18 years old, archaeology and art history students. Operation Hours: Mon-Wed-Fri-Sat: 10.00 – 17.00, Thur 10.00 – 20.00 Sun: 11.00-17.00, closed on Tuesdays Address: Building 1: 4 Neofytou Duka str,Kolonaki. Building 2: 1 Irodotou str ,Kolonaki. Access: Metro station Syntagma Tel.2107228321

Byzantine Museum

It was founded in 1914 and constitutes one of the most important national museums of Greece. The artifacts organized as collections, exceed 30,000 and are dated from the 3rd to the 20th century. The permanent exhibit of the museum offers the visitor a unique Opportunity to discover to discover aspects of Byzantine and modern art from a museological point of view. In the first part of the permanent exhibit, the passage from the ancient world to the Byzantine world is depicted. The new section of the exhibit hosts collection of post Byzantine artifacts which brings to light various aspects of the historical period of Byzantium through to the modern age (15th -20th century). Many of these artifacts are being exhibited for the first time.

Full admission: € 4.Operation Hours: Summer Period: Monday: 13.30 – 20.00, Tue –Sun: 08.00-20.00 Winter Period: Tue-Sun: 08.30-15.00.Closed on Mondays Address: 22 V. Sofias Av. Access: Metro station Syntagma Tel.2107294926

National Historical Museum

Exhibits dedicated to the Greek history from the fall of Constantinople (1453) till the 2nd World War .

Full admission: € 3, reduced admission: € 1.5 (students from countries outside the E.U., citizens of the E.U. aged over 65) Free admission: Every Sunday Children under 5 years of age, from non-EU countries. Operation Hours: Daily 09:00- 14:00 except Monday Address: 13 Stadiou Av. Access: Metro station Syntagma Tel. 2103237617

Numismatic Museum

The Numismatic Museum is housed in the Iliou Melathron,once the residence of famous archaeological Heinrich Schliemann and is the work of architect Ernest
Ziller. The permanent collection presents the history of coins from the ancient Greek world until modern times, showcasing the methods of production and production and control, the numismatic system, the symbolism of the depictions, the market value and the coin circulation, as well as the people’ relationship with money.

Full admission: € 3, reduced admission: € 2 (students from countries outside the E.U., citizens of the E.U. aged over 65).Operation Hours: Daily 08:30- 15:00 except Monday Address: 12 Panepistimiou Av. Access: Metro station Syntagma Tel. 2103612519

Hellenic Maritime Museum

The Hellenic Maritime Museum was founded in 1949 in Piraeus. There are approximately 2500 artifacts on display –namely scale models of ships, paintings, guns, uniforms, medals, maps, flags, nautical instruments-which brings to life Hellenic Maritime history and tradition from prehistoric times until today. There is also a specialized library with 13.000 volumes and rich archival photographic material, a collection of rare maps (16th – 19th century) and also collection of ship building plans of Hellenic warships.

Full admission: € 3, reduced admission: € 1.5 (students from countries outside the E.U. (citizens of the E.U. aged over 65) Operation Hours: Daily 08:30- 15:00 except Monday Address: 4 Akti Themistokleous, Zea marina Piraeus Access: Metro station Piraeus Tel. 210451626

Athens city Museum

This Museum shows about the modern history of Athens from 20th Century that Athens became the new Capital of Greece. It has many paintings of local artists, individual collections and artifacts from history, the culture and the way of life of the modern city of Athens from the early 19th century to the middle 20th century.

Full Admission: € 5. Address: 7 Paparigopoulou St. Access: metro station Syntagma Tel.210 324-616

War Museum

The museum exhibits are collections of the Greek Army, with material from the war history of Greece from the prehistoric times to nowadays as well as war artefacts from other countries.

Full Admission 3 Euros.Operation Hours: 8:30-2:30 Tue-Sun Address: Rizari Str 2. Access: metro station Evagelismos Tel: 210-7252974

This museum has about 13000 epigraphic collections with Greek inscriptions from the early historical times to the roman times and is located in the ground floor of the National archaeological museum of Athens. It is the largest museum of its kind in the world.

Full Admission:Free Operation hours: Daily except Mondays 08.30- 14.30 Address: 1Tositsa str Athens Access: metro station Victoria Tel: 2108217637.

Museum of traditional instruments

The museum has a huge collection of all kinds of local instruments from all over the country.Inside you will see the Greek equivalent of the Scottish pipe the Tsampouna or Askos as it was called in the ancient Greece, the taburas, flute (flogera) , bouzouki, clarinets, santouris and all kind of instruments that are used in the Greek traditional music.

Admission:Free. Operation Hours: Tuesday, Thursday-Sunday: 10.00-14.00 Wednesday: 12.00-18.00 Monday: closed Address: 1-3, Diogenous Str., Plaka Tel.2103250198

Metro collections

The biggest excavation ever in Greece was dug at the time of the construction of the metro¬politan railway of Athens (1993-2000). Some of the approximately 50,000 finds that were uncovered in these excavations are exhibited in specially designed spaces in the metro stops “Panepistimio,” “Syntagma,” Akropoli” and “Evangelismos”.

Jewish Museum

Around 7,000 objects showing 23 centuries of Jewish presence in Greece is depicted in thematic exhibits in 3 floors.Museum presence the history of the Greek- speaking Romaniote Jews (whose presence in the country goes back 2.300 years back), the Holocaust and the Jewish participation in the Greek War of Independence.

Full admission:6 Euros,reduced admission 3 Euros.Operation hours:Monday till friday from 09.00 – 14.30,sunday from 10.00 till 14.00,saturday closed. Address :39 Nikis Str. Access:Metro Syntagma


Hellenic Motor Museum

Hellenic Motor Museum occupies 3 floors in Capitol Mall and is located in downtown Athens.The visitor can admire masterpieces of the automotive industry, experience the driving speed of F1 in the F1 simulator,and drive through and old car workshop with all its features.

Full admission: 8 Euros, reduced 5 Euros. Operation hours:Monday to friday from 10.00-14.00,saturday-sunday from 11.00-18.00.Address: 33,Ioulianou str. Tel.(+30)210 8816187


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