Best Museums in Athens

The history of Greece is rich, and there are various museums showcasing pieces of Greek heritage around the country.

Specifically in Athens you can find lots of museums and learn more about bits and pieces of the Greek culture. We’ve created a short list of the must see museums in the city.

The Acropolis Museum
The Acropolis museum is one of the must visit museums in Athens. After exploring the Parthenon, stroll around the modern galleries to find out more about one of the most significant buildings of Greek history. There are several temporary exhibitions and talks happening throughout the year so make sure you check online whether you are interested in attending one of them. The rooftop café and restaurant are perfect for a quick bite with a view.

Museum of Illusions
Whether you’re travelling with kids or you feel like releasing your inner child, the museum of illusions is perfect! Get to learn about vision, perception and the human brain through the world of illusions. A fun an interactive experience for children and adults!

Benaki Museum
A unique, diverse collection of artworks and sculptures of Greek and international origins can be found at the Benaki Museum. In every one of its locations visitors can learn more about Islamic, byzantine and Greek art through temporary and permanent exhibitions. There are also several educational programmes available for all ages.

National Archaeological Museum
The National Archaeological Museum of Athens, is the largest archaeological museum in the country with finds from all over Greece. At the museum you can find more than 11,000 exhibits from the beginnings of Prehistory to Late Antiquity. There are 4 collections at the museum, the Prehistoric Collection, the Sculptures Collection, the Vase and Minor Objects Collection and the Metallurgy Collection.

The Byzantine & Christian Museum
The Byzantine and Christian Museum is one of the largest museums in Greece. During your visit you will have the chance to learn more about over 25,000 religious artefacts of the Early Christian, Byzantine, Medieval, post-Byzantine and later periods.

These are just some of the museums you can find in Athens, if you are looking for more options, do not hesitate to ask our staff!

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