Museums - For the museum lover, you have
picked the right place to come to. The city of Athens
is filled with amazing museums. You will spend hours
in some of the most fascinating museums in the world.
Be sure to see the National Archaeological Museum
Hours: Tue - Fri: 8am - 7pm Mon: 12:30pm - 7pm Sat,
Sun & Holidays: 8:30am - 3pm while you are in
the city for many wonderful hours of learning and
admiring the exhibits.
If you are an art lover The Goulandris Museum
of Cycladic and Ancient Greek Art will amaze
you. Be sure to plan some time to make a visit to
it. It is open daily except Sundays and Tuesdays from
10am to 4pm. The Museum of Greek Folk Art is a must
also. Its hours of operation are daily except Mondays
from 10am to 2pm, as well as the National Gallery,
which is open daily from 9am to 3pm. Open Sunday from
10am to 2pm. It is closed on Tuesdays. You will want
to wear good, comfortable shoes so you can spend a
couple hours in each of these fantastic museums.
Listed below are just a few of the Museums
that are located in the Athens area and their contact
information and hours of operations. We strongly suggest
that you see as many of them as you possibly can.
There is no textbook that can give you the knowledge
of seeing first hand some of the extraordinary exhibits
and pieces in these museums.
The Benaki Museum
Agia Sofias and Kouvari.
Open Mon, Weds, Fr, Sat: 9 to 5
Thurs and Sun they close early. Tuesday it is closed.
The Goulandris Museum of Cycladic and Ancient
4 Neofytou Douka St, Koloniki
Tel 722-8321 or 722-8323
Open daily except Sundays and Tuesdays from 10am to
Tues-Sun:8:30 to 3 Closed Monday
Museum of Greek Folk Art
17 Kydatheneon St Plaka
Open daily except Mondays from 10am to 2pm.
50 vas Konstandinou street (opposite the Hilton)
Open daily from 9am to 3pm. Open Sunday from 10am
to 2pm. Closed Tuesday.
National Historical Museum
13 Stadiou street (in the old Parliament Building)
Open daily from 9am to 1:30pm. Closed Mondays. Free
Museum of Popular Musical Instruments
1-2 Diogenes St
Open daily from 10am to 2pm. Wednesday from 12 to
6pm. Closed on Mondays. Admission Free.
22 Vasilissis Sofias Ave
Open Tuesdays to Sunday 8:30am to 3pm.