The best 8 Museums in Athens to visit – Hours, tickets, prices, location
The best 8 Museums in Athens to visit on your next trip.
If you have planned a trip to Greece, you should definitely spend a few days in the capital: Athens. Also known as ancient Greece, since it is a city abundant with important museums that will be able to provide you with a unique and incomparable experience, and you will surely be satisfied by being able to understand Greek culture from prehistoric times to modern times.
Greece is a world wonder that hides many attractions within its history that, in my opinion, are what make it so unique and special.
In the capital of Greece, Athens, we can discover so many of them, that most of them are exhibited in many of the museums that we find in the city, in such a way that objects of cultural, artistic, scientific or historical interest can be appreciated. When we talk about Athens, more than anything we refer to the historical elements that we can find since it is a city that is made of pure history. In most cases these same museums house the original works that have been removed or also replaced by copies in the most visited monuments in Greece.
In addition to having at your complete disposal among its collections one of Greece's most important representations of classical art. As well as the National Archaeological Museum, the Benaki Museum and the Acropolis Museum, they are inevitable references in any tour or visit to the city of Athens.
So that you can have a better experience, in this post you can find the best 8 museums that you cannot miss in Athens, together with the address and hours, ticket prices and, for greater comfort, the official web pages of each museum, to be well informed when visiting them and be clear about the route.
Let's see, the best museums to visit in Athens:
1.- Acropolis Museum
The Acropolis Museum is one of the main archaeological museums in Athens and considered among the most important in the world. It is a museum that is totally dedicated to safeguarding and exposing the remains found in the Acropolis of Athens. Also considered as the main religious center in ancient Athens.
At least more than 4,000 pieces are exposed that stand out with sunlight, this being a total wide collection of pieces belonging to the different monuments of the Acropolis, as well as on the top floor in the Parthenon room you can find objects from Higher value in other rooms on the floors below you can get fragments of some buildings such as the Propylaea, the temple of Athena Nike and the Erechtheion.
Location: 15 Dionysiou Areopagitou Street, Athens 11742 – Greece
The price varies according to the season:
Winter price (November 1 – March 31): €5 adults – €3 reduced.
Summer price (April 1 – October 31): €10 adults – €5 reduced.
Like the price, the hours change according to the season.
Winter hours (November 1 – March 31)
Monday to Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Saturdays – Sunday: 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Summer hours (April 1 – October 31)
Monday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday – Sunday: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Closed: January 1st, Orthodox Easter Sunday, May 1st, December 25th and 26th.
Free admission: March 6, March 25, May 188, October 28.
2.- National Archaeological Museum of Athens
The National Archaeological Museum of Athens is another of the most essential museums in Greece, considered one of the main world archeology references where pieces belonging to the Neolithic, Cycladic art, Mycenaean art, Classical Greece and to the Roman period.
Basically they are arranged around the room in which you can find the collection of prehistory, Hellenistic sculptures, vessels, objects from Santorini, objects made of bronze, an extraordinary collection of Egyptian art, and busts of Roman emperors.
Valuable pottery, jewelery and other objects, as well as the golden mask of Agamemnon and the remains of the figure of Poseidon are on display in this wonderful museum.
Location: 28is Oktovriou 44, Athens 106 82, Greece
Winter hours (November 1 – April 14)
Tuesday: 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday to Monday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Summer schedule (April 15 – October 31)
Tuesday: 12:30 – 20:00
Wednesday to Monday: 8:00 – 20:00.
The National Archaeological Museum of Athens is closed: December 25 and 26, January 1, March 25, Orthodox Easter Sunday, May 1.
In summer (April 1 – October 31): €10 adults.
In winter (November 1 – March 31): €5 adults.
Integrated ticket (Archaeological Museum, Epigraphic Museum, Byzantine Museum, Christian Museum: €15 adults.
3.- Museum of Cycladic Art
Although it is not very well known, the Museum of Cycladic Art is one of the most attractive museums in Greece, built in order to preserve more than 3,000 pieces from the Cyclades Islands, Cyprus and ancient Greece, dating back more than 5,000 years.
Its exhibitions cover elements that turn out to be very luxurious, organized in such a way that the visit is very pleasant, in the same way The great diversity of figures from the Cycladic period form a totally extraordinary exhibition.
Location: Neofitou Douka 4, Athens 106 74, Greece
Price: Adults €7 (Mondays free) – Seniors over 65 and students €3.5 – Children under 18 free.
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
4.- Benaki Museum
The valuable objects that are exhibited in this museum is a long collection of pieces linked to the Greek world, which reveal its development from antiquity to the present.
You will find pieces and Egyptian, Byzantine, Asia Minor, Mesopotamian, and Greek art in general and a significant section of Islamic art.
Jewelry, wood carvings, Byzantine pieces, ceramic objects, Greek regional costumes and religious elements are among the essential ones that are organized and can be observed around the 40 rooms that are located in the museum, Greek history is recreated through the times.
Location: Koumpari 1, Athens 106 74, Greece
Price: Adults €9 (Thursdays Free)
Hours: Wednesday and Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday and Saturday: from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Sundays: from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Monday and Tuesday: closed.
5.- Byzantine and Christian Museum
It is a museum dedicated exclusively to the exhibition of pieces of religious art, it brings together all kinds of works of art, from looms to paintings and sculptures that divide history into three periods: before, during and after the Byzantine period.
More than 3,000 pieces are displayed, whether they are religious icons, embroidery, mosaics, sculptures and paintings from the vast Byzantine Empire.
Location: Leoforos Vasilissis Sofias 22, Athens 106 75, Greece
Price: Adults: €4.
Hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
6.- Numismatic Museum of Athens
It is one of the most important and essential museums in Greece that houses one of the world's largest collections of ancient and modern coins, this being its main attraction. In the same way, treasures, Byzantine lead seals, medals and precious stones are exhibited.
With more than 500,000 pieces, the exhibits point from ancient Greek times to modern times.
Location: Eleftheriou Venizelou 12, Athens 106 71, Greece
Price: Adults: €3.
Hours: Tuesday to Sunday: from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
7.- National Gallery of Athens
It is an Art Museum of Athens dedicated exclusively to Greek and European art. Pictorial works, sculptures, drawings and decorative elements are exhibited, currently it houses more than 16,000 works by renowned European artists.
Its mission is to preserve, study and exhibit art works for the public's aesthetic formation, continuous education through art and recreation.
Inside the museum we also find a library with archival material of incalculable value, which makes it a museum recognized by the works and the library itself.
Location: Vassileos Konstantinou 50 (crossing with Vasilissis Sofias).
Price: Adults: €6.50.
Hours: Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday: from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday: from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Sunday: from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
8.- Museum of Greek Folk Art
The tour you take in this museum is to learn about Greek tradition, customs and folklore, from time immemorial to the present.
It is composed of 4 buildings, which are called the Main Building, The Tzisdaraki Mosque, The House of Baths, The House of Panos Street where a large amount of gold and silver jewelry, costumes, fabrics, embroidery, weapons, ceramics are housed. hand-painted and carpentry pieces, as well as wonderful costumes.
Location: Main building, Kidathineon street 17
Price: Adults: €2. (Each of the buildings).
Hours: Main building: currently closed.
Mosque: closed until further notice.
La Casa de los Baños: Wednesday to Monday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
La Casa de la Calle Panos: from Wednesday to Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
It is important to take into account all these notes that we provided you previously so that you can have an excellent tour of all these museums, now do not wait any longer and once you are in the capital of Greece, Athens, do not miss anything in the world to enjoy and enrich yourself with the knowledge and experience that each of them will give you.
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