ATHENS CITY GREECE Museums & Taverna
The new Acropolis Museum
The National Archeological Museum.
the new Acropolis Museum has a total area of 25,000 square meters, with exhibition space of over 14,000 square meters, ten times more than that of the old museum on the Hill of the Acropolis. The new Museum offers all the amenities expected in an international museum of the 21st century.
Is considered as one of the most important museums in the world and the richest museum in artifacts of Greek art. Its artifacts cover all civilizations that flourished in from Greece. Address: 44 Patission Street Tel: 0108217717 Open in summer on Monday from 12h30 till 19h00, from Tuesday to Friday 08h00 till 19h00, on Saturday and Sunday 08h00 till 15h00. During the winter time open on Monday from 10h30 till 17h00, rest of the week 08h00 till 14h30. Closed on Holidays.
The Byzantine and Christian Museum.
Contains very interesting and important artifacts from the Byzantine empire. Including icons, wall paintings, mosaics, prints and sculpture. Address: 22 Vassilis Sofias Avenue. Tel: 0107231570. Open from 08h00 till 14h30, closed on Mondays and Holidays.
The Greek Folk Art Center.
Collection of Ceramics, wood carvings, pottery, and metal objects illustrating all forms of Greek art from 1650 to today.
Address: 6 Ang Hadjimichali, Plaka. Tel: 0103243987. Open Tuesday to Friday from 09h00 till 13h00 and 17h00 to 21h00, Saturday and Sunday from 09h00 till 13h00, closed on Mondays and Holidays.
The Museum of Greek Musical Instruments.
History of Greek Traditional Musical Instruments since1750. Address: Diogenous 1 street, Plaka. Tel: 0103250198. Open daily from 10h00 till 14h00 except Wednesday from 12h00 till 18h00, Mondays and Holidays closed.
Entrance fee per person: Free.
The Benaki Museum.
Contains a collection of Holy Icons, Greek and Roman antiquities and a reach photographic archive covering the image culture and customs of Greece. Address: 1 Koumbari Street & Vas. Sofias. Tel: 0103611617. Open from 09h00 till 15h00 closed on Holidays.
Cosmos - The Foundation of the Hellenic World FHW.
The Virtual Reality Areas offer a unique experience. Ancient cities and monuments that have been completely destroyed, with the help of technology come to life before your very eyes exactly as they were in the past. The exhibition areas also include, a selection of Hellenic traditional costumes, a projection room, an internet Café and a chronological display of Greek History. Open daily, except Saturdays and public holidays.
Address: 254 Pireos Street, Tavros. Tel: 0104835300
The Museum of the Ancient Agora.
Exhibits findings of the excavations of the Agora most closely connected to the Athenian Democracy and public life.
Housed in the Portico of Attalos II on the Ancient Agora Site. Address: 24 Adrianou Street, Thissio. Tel: 0103210185. Open daily from 08h30 till 14h45 closed on Mondays and Holidays.
The National Historical and Ethnological Museum.
Dedicated to the Greek War of Independence since the fall of Constantinople to the Turks up to and including the Greco-Italian War in 1940. Address: 13 Stadiou Street. Tel: 0103237617. Open daily from 09h00 till 14h00, closed on Mondays and Holidays.
Free entrance on Sundays
The National Gallery or Alexandras Soutsos Museum.
Houses paintings engravings and sculptures of Greek and European artists. Address: 50 Vassileos Konstantinou Avenue. Tel: 0107235857. Open from 09h00 till 15h00. Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays.
The Museum of Eleftherios Venizelos.
Contains a library, photographs, and personal belongings of the greatest Greek Politicians.
Address: 2 Christoulada Street. Tel: 0103221254.
The War Museum.
Exhibits the struggles for freedom of the Greek nation from the ancient times until today. Collection includes weapons uniforms, flags, maps paintings and sculptures. Address: 2, Rizari Street and Vassislis Sofias Avenue.
Tel: 0107290543. Open from 09h00 till 14h00,
Closed on Mondays and Holidays.
The Museum of the Cycladic Islands.
Collections of artifacts from the cycladic islands. The exhibition includes artifacts from the Bronze Age 2000 B.C. through to the late Roman period 4th Century AD. Address: 4 Neofytou Douka street Tel: 0107228321. Open from 10h00 till 16h00 closed on Tuesdays, Sundays and Public Holidays.
Exhibits dating back to 840 B.C. displayed by chronological order including Mycenaean to Roman times. Address: 148 Ermou Street. Tel: 0103463552. Open from 08h00 till 14h30, closed on Mondays and Public Holidays.
The Numismatic Museum.
Exclusive exhibition of over 2500 coins covering all the periods of the Greek History. Address: Iliou Melathron, 12 El. Venizelou Street. Tel: 0103643774. Open from 08h30 till 14h20. Closed on Mondays and Public Holidays.
A private collection of Greek Art dating back to 2500 B.C.
At the corner of Thorias and Panos Street. Tel: 0103212313. Open from 08h00 till 14h30. Closed on Mondays and Holidays.
Entrance ticket per person: 2 Euro.
The Jewish Museum of Greece.
Exhibits the Life and traditions of Greek Judaism
Address: 39 Nikis Street, Syntagma. Tel: 0103225582. Open from 09h00 till 14h30, except on Sunday 10h00 to 14h30.
Closed on Saturdays and Holidays.