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))
Author: Matt Barrett
Read it on author's website: http://www.athensguide.com/museums.html
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

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