Museums in Athens

Greece, Athens Guide (B): Museums in Athens

Athens is loaded with museums. It seems like there are new museums and branches of old museums opening every week. You can check the Athens News for traveling exhibits and this page will give you information on the main museums that should not be missed. An excellent book to get is The Museums of Athens by Aristidis Michalopoulos which is the most complete guide to Athens Museums that I have found. It contains opening and closing hours, entrance fees, and maps and descriptions on how to get to museums in Athens and Pireaus, the suburbs and nearby islands. Be sure to visit my History of Greece which will make visiting these museums even more meaningful.

The National Archaeological Museum ranks among the top ten museums in the world. Its impressive collection is housed in a beautiful neoclassic building near the juncture of Alexandras Avenue on Patission Avenue. There is a gift shop, and a cafe in the sculpture garden. Children under 6 and EU students get in free. Be sure to see the Antikithira Device, an ancient computer that will change the way you think about the ancient Greeks. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Museums in Athens
Guide Location: Greece » Athens
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: National Archaeological Museum   Acropolis Museum   Benaki Museum   Herakleidon Museum of Art   Hellenic Motor Museum   Goulandris Museum of Cycladic Art   Kerameikos Museum   Jewish Museum   National Gallery   Municipal Gallery of Athens   National Historical Museum   Gastronomy Museum   Lalaounis Jewelry Museum   Museum of Popular Musical Instruments   Byzantine Museum   War Museum   Theatrical Museum   Greek Historical Costume Museum   Frissiras Museum of Contemporary Greek and European Painting   Atelier Spyros Vassiliou   Battleship Averof Museum   Vorres Museum   Attika Zoological Park   Children's Museums   Athens Planetarium  
Author: Matt Barrett
Read it on author's website: http://www.athensguide.com/museums.html

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