Museums

Attica & Athens are home to some of the world’s most important and fascinating museums, testimony to its long and prominent role in world history.

But don’t limit yourself to the Parthenon! Attica is dotted with archaeological sites of every size and description, as well as countless captivating museums. Some of the more prominent specialized museums include the Christian Museum, the National Historic Museum and the Marine Museum in Piraeus. Thematic museums also abound, notably the Children's Museum, the Folklore Musical Instruments Museum of Plaka, the National Gallery and the Lavrion Mineralogical Museum.

History is literally at the fingertips of all of Attica’s & Athens' visitors, There’s something for everyone, so be sure to budget your time and choose carefully the museums you visit.

 

Named in honour of Greek actress and politician Melina Merkouri, the Art and Concert Hall of Hydra is located on the port’s promenade, just west of the statue of Andreas Miaoulis.

With an underground station conveniently located at its front entrance, the new Acropolis Museum is home to the most important artefacts found on the ‘sacred rock’.

From 1967 to 1975, this unique museum in Agia Paraskevi was home to Alekos Kondopoulos (1904-1975), a 20th-century artist and leader of the Greek struggle for liberation.

This museum provides visitors with a rare journey into contemporary art through the work of the Athenian sculptress Alex Mylona.

Founded in 1828, the Archaeological Museum of Aegina was the first museum established in the free Greek state.

Located near the Lycurgan cross-wall that separated the ancient sacred site from the main city of Eleusis, this small museum is the result of a large archaeological excavation.

External view of the Kerameikos Archaeological Museum

External view of the Kerameikos Archaeological Museum

The Archaeological Museum of Kerameikos is located on Ermou Street, near the Kerameikos archaeological site.

The Archaeology Museum of Kythera is housed in a small, early-20th-century building.

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