Museums & Monuments

Museum Of Greek Folk Art
Collection contains items from 1650 until the present. Pottery. Embroidery. Woodcarvings. Ciostumes. Silver and metalwork. Paintings. Theatre puppets. Open Monday from 12:00-19:00 and Tuesday to Sunday from 08:00-19:00. At Kydathineon 17 in Plaka.
Emotions Museum of Childhood
Interactive exhibitions, plays, fairytales and workshops for children ages 4-14. School visits Monday to Friday from 09:00-15:00, open to other visitors Saturday and Sunday from 10:00-14:00. At Karatza 7 and Tsami Karatasou, 117 41 Filopappou.
Museum of Cycladic Art
Cycladic, Ancient Greek and Cypriot art. Open Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10:00-17:00, Thursday 10:00-20:00 and Sunday from 11:00-17:00. Main building at Neophytou Douka 4, 106 74 Athens. Near the Evangelismos metro station.
Atelier Spyros Vassiliou
Heritage of Spyros Vassiliou, popular Greek painter. Guided tours. Open Tuesday, Thursday to Sunday from 10:00-16:00 and Wednesday from 12:00-20:00. At Webster 5a, 117 42 city centre.
War Museum
Military artifacts and memorabilia. From ancient times to the present. Also an oudoor exhibition area. Open Tuesday to Saturday from from 09:00-14:00 and Sunday from 09:30-14:00. At Vassilissis Sofia avenue and Rizari 2, 106 75 Athens.
Jewish Museum of Greece
Around 8,000 original objects illustrating 2300 years of Jewish presence in Greece. Open Monday to Friday from 09:00-14:30 and Sunday from 10:00-14:00. At Nikis 39, 105 57 Athens. Syntagma metro station.
Goulandris Natural History Museum
Natural environment. Open Monday to Saturday from 09:00-14:30, Sundays from 10:00-14:30. Closed on public holidays. At Levidou 13, 145 62 Kifissia.
Numismatic Museum
History of money from Ancient Greece to present. Open every day from 08:30-15:00. At Eleftheriou Venizelou 12, Athens.
National Archaeological Museum of Athens
Artifacts from different Greek archaeological locations. From prehistory to late antiquity. Open Monday from 13.00-19.30 and Tuesday to Sunday from 08.30-15.00. At Patission 44, Athens.
Sacred rock dating back to antiquity. Propylaea. Temple of Athena Nike. Parthenon. Erechteion. Open daily from 08:30-20:00.
National Historical Museum
Exhibition spanning the period between the fall of Constantinople until the 2nd World War. Sunday from 09:00-14:00. At Stadiou 13 and Kolokotroni, Athens.
Battleship G. Averof
Battle ship from the early 1900s. Museum about the Greek navy history. Visiting hours listed on the website. Moored at Flisvos Marina, Trokadero, 175 61 Palaio Faliro.
Benaki Museum
Collection with over 40,000 items from Greek antiquity to the present. Main building at Koumbari 1 and Vas. Sofias avenue, city centre.
Marathon Museum
Exhibition about the Olympic event. Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 09:00-14:00 and 17:00-19:00, Tuesday from 09:00-14:00, Saturday from 10:00-14:00 and 17:00-19:00, Sunday from 10:00-14:00. Located at Marathonas and Eikostis Pemptis Martiou.
National Gallery-Alexandros Soutzos Museum
Paintings, sculptures, engravings and other artworks. From the post-Byzantine period. Opening hours are Monday to Saturday from 09:00-15:00 and Sunday from 10:00-14:00. Closed on Tuesday. At Michalakopoulou 1 and Vas. Konstantinou 50, 115 28 Athens.
New Acropolis Museum
Exhibition includes around 4000 artifacts found through archeological excavations on Acropolis. From prehistoric times up to late Antiquity. Located in Makriyianni, 300 meters from the Acropolis.
Byzantine & Christian Museum
Icons, sculptures, minitures, frescoes, ceramics, fabrics, manuscripts. From 3rd to 20th century. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 08:30-15:00 from November until March and 08:30-19:30 from April until October. At Vas. Sofias avenue 22, Athens.
National Museum of Contemporary Art
Exhibitions of contemporary art. Closed on Monday. Open Thursday from 11:00-22:00, all other days from 11:00-19:00. Located at the Athens Conservatory, Vas. Georgiou B 17-19 and Rigillis, by Zappeion.
Hellenic Maritime Museum
Hellenic Maritime history and tradition from pre-historic times until the present. Open Tuesday to Saturday from 09:00-14:00 and Sunday from 09:30-14:00. At Akti Themistokleous, Zea Harbour, Freattys, 185 37 Piraeus.
Museum of the City of Athens
Modern history of Athens. Guided tours. Open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:00-16:00 and Saturday and Sunday from 10:00-15:00. At I. Paparrigopoulou 5-7, Klafthmonos square, 105 61 Athens.
Herakleidon Experience in Visual Arts
Museum Hours: Friday: 13:00 - 21:00, Saturday: 11:00 - 19:00 and Sunday: 11:00 - 19:00. Upon appointment, guided tours for groups as well as educational programs for schools will be conducted at the Museum (7 days a week).
Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum
Over 4000 pieces of jewelry. Temporary exhibitions. Shop. Open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 08:30-16:30, Wednesday from 09:00-21:00, Sunday from 11:00-16:00. At Kallisperi 12 and Karyatidon, 117 42 Makrigianni.
Hellenic Childrens Museum
Educational and recreational activities for children from 4 to 12 years old. Toy and material shop. Open Tuesday to Friday from 10:00-14:00, Saturday and Sunday from 10:00-15:00. Free entrance. At Kydathinaion 14, 105 58 Plaka.
Hellenic Cosmos
Cultural centre. Museum of Hellenism. Interactive exhibitions, educational activities, virtual reality tours and documentaries. At Pireos street 254, 177 78 Tavros.
Museum of Greek Popular Musical Instruments
Collection of over 1200 instruments. History of Greek music from 18th century up until the present. Closed on Monday. Open Wednesday from 12:00-18:00, all other days from 10:00-14:00. At Diogenis 1-3, Plaka, 105 56 Athens.
Hellenic Motor Museum
Collection of around 111 cars. Road safety program with games and driving simulators. Open Tuesday to Friday from 12:00-20:00, Saturday from 10:00-20:00 and Sunday from 10:00-18:00. At Athenian Capitol, Ioulianou 33-35 and G. Septemvriou, 104 33 Athens.