Are you fond of history? Or do you love taking a journey to the past? Here is a list of famous museums in Athens that let you know the historical stories of the city. Explore these popular museums of Athens to educate yourself! You can visit things to do in Athens page if you want to check all other attractions and activities.
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#1 of 25 Museums in Athens | Added 108760 times in trip plans
15 Dionysiou Areopagitou Street, Τ.Κ. 11742, Athens (Prefecture of Attiki)
08:00 am - 05:00 pm
The Acropolis museum is perhaps the most visited museums in Athens. The museum is both informative as well as important from the collection point of view. It has several historic artifacts from the ancient buildings you will get to see in the Acropolis.
Beautiful sculptures and broken pieces of architecture adorn the place. Moreover, you will be ab...
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Plaka, Athens, Greece
Plaka is a lovely old-town-like area close to the city of Athens. This wonderful neighbor of Acropolis is known for offering lovely strolls across its narrow lanes, replete with an innate Greek charm. The old houses (not as old as ancient Greece of course) with the charm of an era gone by will make you see Athens in a very new light. Must see ...
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28is Oktovriou 44, Athina 106 82, Greece
09:00 am - 04:00 pm
Being such a historic city, there is a lot to see in the National Archeological Museum of Athens. If you are in Athens and want to know more about the glorious days of Greek civilization, the Roman period, Persian invasion and many more events that make up the lively history of Greece visit this place. You will be able to see all this through the w...
#4 of 25 Museums in Athens | Added 12033 times in trip plans
Old Parliament Building, Kolokotronis Square, Stadiou str. 13, Athens, GR-105 61
08:30 am - 02:30 pm
This lovely museum stands in what is called the Old Parliament house in Athens. The building itself is quite impressive and interesting to see. It used to house the Greek parliament in the late 1800s. And before that it was the Old Royal Palace. Due to this regal heritage, the architecture of the building is definitely an interesting sight.
#5 of 25 Museums in Athens | Added 11794 times in trip plans
22 Vas. Sofias Ave., 106 75 Athens
09:00 am - 04:00 pm
Situated within the Ilissia Mansion, the Byzantine and Christian Museum was founded in 1914. The museum's collection documents the development of art from early Christian period to the post Byzantine period. On display here are religious artefacts of the Early Christian, Byzantine, Medieval, post-Byzantine and later periods. The museum has over 25,...
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Iliou Melathron, El. Venizelou (Panepistimiou) 12, Greece-106 71 Athens
08:30 am - 04:00 pm
For all the Numismatists out there! And even for people who are non collectors but are interested in coins and currency. This Museum is a must see! The Numismatic Museum is one of the oldest public museums in Greece. It was established in the year 1834. On display you will find origins of coinage, the manufacturing techniques, spread of the us...
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Ioulianou 33, Athina 104 33, Greece
10:00 am - 02:00 pm
The Hellenic Motor museum offers a different kind of tourist experience in Athens other than an indulgence into antiquity. As expected from its name, this museum is devoted to motor cars and their history. Designed by Theodoros N. Charagionis, Executive Chairman of Charagionis Group, this museum documents the history of automobiles with special foc...
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Piraeus, Greece, Athens
08:30 am - 08:00 pm
Located within the city limits of Athens is the port area of Piraeus. The lovely port is definitely a must visit for a change of scenery in Athens. From the gorgeous historic monuments you come to this rather contemporary area with lots of yachts and boats and what not.
There are many old and new buildings in the area that are worth seeing; most no...
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Delphi, athens, Greece
08:00 am - 03:00 pm
Located in Corinth near Athens, the Temple of Apollo needs a must visit during your trip to this ancient city. Although it is an hour long trip, the ancient Corinth is worth the effort. Although all that remains of the temple of Apollo is a ruin but it is a ruin worth seeing.
There is also a museum where you can learn all you want to know about the...
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4 Neophytou Douka Street / 1 Irodotou Street & Vas. Sofias Avenue, 10674 Athens, Greece
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
Cycladic Art means figurines and vessels made of Marble. Founded in 1986 to house the collections of Nicholas and Dolly Goulandris, the Museum of Cycladic Art is dedicated to the study, preservation and promotion of ancient cultures of Aegean and Cyprus. After being granted permission by the Greek state, Nicholas and Dolly started collecting archae...
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Rizari 2, Athens, Greece
09:00 am - 07:00 pm
The Athens War Museum has a fascinating exhibit of Greece's war history through the ages, in chronological order. This also includes some 5th century BC Corinthian war helmets and replicas of weapons and shields from the different eras. Don't forget to check out the cinema which gives a narrated overview of the ancient Greek battles of Marathon, Th...
Founded in 1993, The Ilias Lalaounis Jewellery Museum is an exceptional museum devoted to the art of jewelry. Today, the museum’s permanent collection includes over 4000 pieces of jewelry and micro sculptures designed by the museum’s founder, IliasLalaounis. The permanent collection also has on display jewelry from all across the globe.
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Herakleidon 16, Thisio, Athens , Greece
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
Art is intrinsic to Greek culture and tradition. And Herakleidon Art museum successfully exhibits this nerve of the city and Greece as a nation. Although built in a small private gallery, this museum showcases a huge range of art works by artists who have contributed significantly in the evolution of art. The sketches, drawings, photographs and per...
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Diogenous 1-3, Athina 105 56, Greece
10:00 am - 02:00 pm
With a collection that goes beyond 1200 Greek popular instruments, the MELMOKE boasts of being one of its own kinds in Athens. Established in 1991, this museum houses collection that has been carefully researched and studied by the musicologist Fivos Anoyanakis. What makes this museum different is that these instruments have not been chosen out and...
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Nikis 39, Athina, Greece
09:00 am - 02:30 pm
Originally founded in 1977, the Jewish Museum of Greece reserves the art and artefacts of Jewish communities after they settled here due to Nazi imposition. The establishment of this museum was seen as a revival and renewal of Jewish community life which had been otherwise disrupted due to the history of bloodshed. Moreover, this museum also dissem...