in: Attica, Athens
- Open: 1 April – 31 October: Monday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Last admission: 3:30 p.m.) Tuesday to Sunday: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. (Last admission: 7:30 p.m.) Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. (Last admission: 9:30 p.m.) 1 November – 31 March: Monday to Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Last admission: 4:30 p.m.) Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. (Last admission: 9:30 p.m.) Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. (Last admission: 7:30 p.m.) Closed: 1 January, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday, 1 May, 25 and 26 December Admission: General admission fee: 5 euros The Acropolis Museum, the most important in the world, includes unique masterpieces, mostly original works of the archaic and classical Greek art, directly related to the sacred rock of the Athenian Acropolis. They are freely votive sculptures, and architectural ensembles of sculptures that decorated the buildings erected in different historical periods of the Acropolis. On its exhibitions even votive and reliefs, clay objects like vases, statuettes and reliefs as well as other kinds of miniature bronze votive figurines and utensils are included. A part of the sculptures of bronze objects and pottery, was transferred from the National Archaeological Museum where they were kept. The inscribed equipment (dedications bases, honorary decrees, lists of offerings of the goddess Athena, building inscriptions of the Erechtheion) transferred from Epigraphical Museum and currencies ('' treasures '') from the Numismatic Museum. Important is the gap in the Acropolis Museum of original sculptures of the Parthenon, located in European museums and collections University (British Museum, the Louvre, etc.). The Acropolis Museum and its activities are closely tied to the archaeological site and the restoration works carried out in the monuments of the rock and the slopes of the Acropolis.
Category: MUSEUMSSend e-mail15, Dionysiou Areopagitou Str. - Athens2109000900
- Open: Monday-Sunday: 08.00-19.00 Tickets: Full: €2, Reduced: €1 Special ticket package: Full: €12, Reduced: €6 Valid for: Acropolis of Athens, Ancient Agora of Athens, Archaeological Museum of Kerameikos, Hadrian's Library, Kerameikos, Museum of the Ancient Agora, North slope of Acropolis, Olympieio, Roman Agora of Athens, South Slope of Acropolis The museum of Kerameikos was built in 1937 on the plans of H. Johannes, with a donation of Gustav Oberlaender. It was enlarged in the 1960's with the support of the Boehringer brothers. Τhe exhibits are displayed in chronological order, but also according to their subjects and their provenance. Exhibition Units Sculpture: funerary monuments Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic and Roman periods. Pottery: grave goods - tombs funerary ensembles from all eras of antiquity. Grave goods of the wider area of Kerameikos cemetery (outside the archaeological site). Collective burial. Findings from a building of the Inner Kerameikos.
Category: MUSEUMSImages 148, Ermou Str. - Athens2103463552
- Open: Daily: 09.00-13.00 & 17.00-21.00 Sunday 09.00-13.00 Saturday Closed The Municipality of Athens began to put together its artist collection in 1923. The first work it bought was the sculpture by D. Philippotis, "The Fisherman", and it is interesting to note that half of the 2,355 works of art which the Gallery counts among its collection, were acquired during the period 1930-1940. Almost all the Greek artists, whose creations marked the history of Greek art and who contributed to its development in the 20th century, are represented by some of their important works in the collection of the Municipal Gallery. Among its most interesting features are the collection of engravings, with works by the great masters of this art and their worthy followers, but also of works by young engravers; the full representation of the generation of artists of the '30s; the collection of works by the famous architect, Ziller, which are of artistic and historical interest, and among which are 56 drawings of the National Theatre, the Municipal Theatre, as well as of private homes; also the paintings of ruins by V. Lanza; the portraits of Mayors and Presidents of Municipal Councils painted by masters of the style (Tsokos, Kalloudis, Iakovides) and a large number of drawings of the Arts Sanctuary inspired from the Athens of their time.
Category: MUSEUMSImages 51, Pireos Str. - Athens2103243022,2103243023
- Open: Winter: --- Summer: Tuesday-Sunday: 08.00-20.00 (1st April-31st October) Tickets: Full: €4, Reduced: €2 Special ticket package: Full: €12, Reduced: €6 Valid for 7 days, entrance to the National Archaeological Museum, Byzantine & Christian Museum, Numismatic Museum & Epigraphical Museum. The Byzantine and Christian Museum of Athens is one of the most important public institutions in Greece, established in the early 20th century (1914) in order to collect, study, preserve and exhibit the Byzantine and Post-Byzantine cultural heritage in the Hellenic territory. The museum collection contains an important number (approximately 30,000) of works of art such as icons, sculptures, ceramics, ecclesiastical textiles, paintings, jewelries and architectural elements (wall paintings and mosaics). The permanent exhibition is divided in two main parts: The first is devoted to Byzantium (4th -15th c. AD) and contains 1200 artifacts and the second entitled “From Byzantium to the modern era” presents 1500 artworks dating from the 15th to 20th century.
Category: MUSEUMSImages Send e-mail22, Vassilis Sofias Ave. - Athens2132139500
- Open: Winter (1st of November-31st of March) 08.30-15.00 The main part of the Museum is constituted by the Permanent Exhibition of Cartoons, mainly carricatures, comic strips and other kinds of sketches by Greek and foreign cartoonists. There is also a library and archives. Some of the most important exhibits of the museum are: - Comic strips by G. Grammatopoulos: "Proteus and Andromeda", on a script by B. Rotas, from the series "Illustrated Classics" published by Atlantis - Caricatures of cartoonists of the early years of the 20th century, from the satyrical review "Satanas" - Cover of the periodical "Phanos" by Phokion Dimitriades.
Category: MUSEUMSImages 22, Liosion Str. - Athens2105241492,2105242140
- Open: Monday - Friday: 09.00 - 15.00 Saturday: Closed Sunday upon request Tickets: Full: € 3, Reduced: € 1,5 In the museum there are: permanent exhibition space, temporary exhibitions space, multipurpose hall, room for the implementation of educational programs, library - reading room, cafe and shop. Tous permanent exhibition halls of the Museum Neoteris Keramikis constitute the import room in traditional pottery, the pottery workshop without using a wheel, the pottery workshop in the hand wheel ("wheel") and vascular workshop on treadmill. These presented an overview of the traditional Greek utilitarian pottery from the early 19th to the mid 20th century.
Category: MUSEUMSImages Send e-mail4-6, Melidoni Str. - Athens2103318491-5
- Open: 08.30-15.00 The Gallery was founded in 1980. The collection D. Pierides, today counts 1040 paintings, sculptures, engravings and ceramics art and includes works painted especially after the Second World War, from Greeks and Cypriot artists. Since 1983, the Gallery has developed intense cultural activities in Athens, in the region and abroad. Furthermore organized library of modern Greek art and finances specialized publications for the study of both archeology of Cyprus and the Greek art in the 20th century.
Category: MUSEUMSSend e-mail29 Vasileos Georgiou A' Ave., Glyfada - Athens2108981729,2108981167
- Open: Tuesday-Sunday: 8:00-15:00 Monday: closed The Epigraphic Museum is unique in Greece and the largest of its kind in the world. It safeguards 14,078, mostly Greek, inscriptions, which cover the period from early historical times to the Late Roman period, primarily in Greece. The purpose of the museum is the scientific research, study, registration, protection, preservation, publication, photographic documentation and promotion of the ancient Greek inscriptions. The museum also aims to comprise photographic and impression archives and a specialized epigraphic library. Moreover, a digital catalogue of the inscriptions has been constructed.
Category: MUSEUMSImages Send e-mail1, Tositsa Str. - Athens2108232950,2108217637
- Open: Μondays to Saturdays: 9 a.m. – 2.30 p.m. Sundays: 10 a.m – 2.30 p.m. Public Holidays: CLOSED Tickets: Full: € 6, Reduced: € 4 Special ticket package: Full: € 6, Reduced: € 4 The exhibition spaces present: A. Herbal exhibits: evolution, anatomy and morphology of plants and plant fossils B. Zoological exhibits on insects - representative species of the major groups, mammals rare species distributed in various habitats throughout the world, birds with main emphasis on Greek birds, reptiles and amphibians Greek and foreign, molluscs with Greek collections and global shells, corals and C. Geological and Paleontological exhibits: rich mineral specimens, rocks and fossils, accompanied by sketches, diagrams, etc. sections
Category: MUSEUMSImages Send e-mail13, Levidou Str. - Kifisia2108015870
- Open: Tuesday-Wednesday: 9.00-13.30 & 17.00-20.00 (18.00-21.00 Summer) Thursday-Saturday: 9.00-15.00 Monday and Sunday closed Tickets: Free admission The Museum was founded in 1977 and is housed in the home of the famous Greek painter George Gounaropoulos (1890-1977), in the Zografou area in Athens. In the Museum thirtytwo of the artist's works are being exhibited, oil paintings and 14 drawings in black and coloured crayons, five studies and also items which belonged to him.
Category: MUSEUMSImages 6, G. Gounaropoulou Str. - Athens2107777601,2107487657
- Open: Tuesday-Sunday: 09.00-14.30 Closed on public holidays. Tickets: Full: € 2, Reduced: € 1 The Museum of Greek Folk Art is the central State museum which brings together works of modern cultural heritage. Rich collections include some 20,000 objects from the Greek space (mainland and islands) as well as areas where the Greeks acted. The collections chronologically cover the period from the mid-17th century. up to the 20th. The permanent exhibitions - with excellent examples of embroidery, weaving, local costumes, masquerades, shadow theater, silverware, metalwork, pottery, woodcarving, folk painting and stone sculpture - highlight the elements that shaped the cultural identity of the modern Greeks. The Museum of Greek Folk Art, includes four (4) Annexes: -The Main building on the street Kydathineon 17 which houses the main exhibition spaces, administrative offices, the library, the part of educational programs and events hall -The Mosque Tzisdarakis in Areos Street 1, wherein the 'Set' Ceramic Collection B. Kyriazopoulos '' -The Bath House of the Winds, Street Kyrristou 8, only one of the public baths of old Athens that survives to this day, -The Building site Pan 22, wherein the newest permanent exhibition is housed, People and Tools: Aspects of labor in pre-industrial society ', with items donated by the company Folklore Studies.
Category: MUSEUMSImages Send e-mail17, Kydathineon Str. - Plaka2103229031,2103213018
- Open: Monday-Friday: 08.00-15.00 The first weekend of every month: 09.00-15.00, upon request. Holidays: Closed To better serve groups of visitors, prior consultation with the Museum of the contact numbers or email address (e-mail) is useful. Tickets: Free admission The permanent collection of the Greek Telecommunications Museum presents both telecommunications devices of the pre-electric era in Greece (Antiquity and Byzantium), and inventions and technological achievements of the post-electric period (telegraphy, telephony, maritime and satellite communications), making the Museum Telecommunications a unique destination for all those who are enchanted by the world of human communication. In the Greek Telecommunications Museum you will learn about: - The "beacons" package optical communication networks of Greek antiquity, but also 'kaminovigles "Byzantine. - The inventors of the 18th and 19th century, starting from the Samuel Morse (1791-1872) with the electric telegraph and the code named after him, passing the inventor of the telephone, Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922) who achieved the miracle the transfer of the human voice by electricity and resulting in Guglielmo Marconi (1874-1937) who invented the radio, communication without wire, between remote areas. - The unique hand-operated telephones dating from the beginning of telephony in Greece (1885). - The digital centers, satellite communication and modern telecommunications services.
Category: MUSEUMSImages Send e-mail25 Proteos Str., Nea Kifisia - Athens2106201899,2106201999
- Open: Monday-Friday 10.00-14.00 The Museum is closed in August. Tickets: Free admission The Museum of the History of Greek Costume is an eminently thematic museum with sartorial content. Its collections comprise some 25,000 items, mainly authentic regional costumes and jewelery of historical Greek area (late 19th - early 20th c.), Copies of Minoan, archaic and Byzantine clothing, and 23 porcelain dolls dressed in traditional costumes, which are donated by Queen Olga in the Lyceum of Greek Women. The purpose of its existence is the collection, preservation, study and promotion of the history of Greek local costumes. Its main activity is the organization of periodic thematic exhibitions annually. The aim of such reports is to present a comprehensive, documented the object each time deal. Since its establishment the Museum has organized the 13th thematic reports on Greek local costumes based on their distinguishing features depending on their geographical localization, the ethnocultural groups, the ritual use and representations to art.
Category: MUSEUMSImages Send e-mail7, Dimokritou Str. - Athens2103629513
- Open: Tuesday-Saturday: 9.00–15.00 Sunday: 11.00–16.00 On Mondays and National holidays the museum is closed. Tickets: Full: 5.00€ Reduced: 4.00€ The Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum (ILJM) is a centre for international jewelry studies. On permanent display are the creations by Ilias Lalaounis, an Athenian jeweler and goldsmith, elected member to the French Academie des Beaux-Arts. The Museum organises temporary exhibitions on various aspects of modern or antique jewelry and runs a series of educational and culural activities. The permanent exhibition displays 3000 pieces of jewelry and micro-sculpture from 45 collections designed by Lalaounis in the period 1940-1992. They include jewelry inspired by prehistoric art, Bronze Age Greece, Greek jewelry from the Classical and the Hellenistic periods, Byzantium, the art of Persia, the Ottoman Empire and the Far East, as well as creations marking developments in technology and science, from breakthroughs in biology to space travel.
Category: MUSEUMSImages Send e-mail12 Kallisperi & Karyatidon Str., Acropolis - Athens2109221044,2109239709
- Open: Winter: From the 1st of November until the 31 of March: 8:30-15:00 The Jewish Museum of Greece was founded in 1977 in order to collect, conserve, research and exhibit the material evidence of 2,300 years of Jewish life in Greece. Being a historical and ethnographic museum, the focus of its attention lies in the presentation of a vivid picture of Jewish history and tradition throughout this period. Its collection, which is constantly being augmented, consists of seven and a half thousand original artifacts, photographs, documents and archives, and includes diverse material pertaining to the domestic and religious life, as well as the historical course of the Greek Jews.
Category: MUSEUMSImages Send e-mail39, Nikis Str. - Athens2103225582
- Open: Information at tel. 0030 2107775950 The Museum was inaugurated on May, 1990 and constitutes a functional museum of modern art, able to house important exhibitions. The building, erected in 1926, was the holiday home of the great actress of the Greek Theatre, Marika Kotopouli. During the German occupation, the house was requisitioned by the Germans. Later it housed the Police Station of the area. Finally, with the support of the Association of Greek Actors, the Municipality, undertook to restore the house, which was classified as a listed building, and to show off its distinctive architecture and its beautiful interiors, where cultural activities of a high calibre are held today. This Museum does not exhibit objects related to Kotopouli. The building itself is of value as a museum; for the time being it welcomes temporary exhibitions, while it offers a permanent home to the artistic collection of Constantine Ioannides.
Category: MUSEUMSImages 14, Panagouli Str. - Athens2107775950
- Open: Winter: November 1-March 31: 08:30-15:00 The art collection of the National Bank began to formed from the time the bank itself was founded in 1841. This collection is considered to be of a museological nature, par excellence, since it includes approximately 1,300 original works by leading 19th and 20th century artists in the fields of painting, sculpture and engraving. The core of the collection consists of works by the finest of the Munich School, Nikiphoros Lytras, K. Volonakis, N. Ghyzis and others, as well as works of leading sculptors such as I. Kossos, the Fytalas brothers and of their immediate followers M. Tombros, Th. Apartis and others.
Category: MUSEUMS86, Aiolou Str. - Athens2103341822,2103341833
- Open: Monday-Wednesday-Friday-Saturday: 10.00-17.00 Thursday: 10.00-20.00 Sunday: 11.00-17.00 Tuesday: closed Tickets: Standard entrance fee: € 7 (except for Monday) Monday entrance fee: € 3,5 Reduced entrance fee: € 3,5 The Museum of Cycladic Art was founded in 1986 in order to house the collection of Cycladic and Ancient Greek art belonging to Nicholas and Aikaterini Goulandris. A new building was designed and erected for that purpose in the centre of Athens, on 4 Neophytou Douka Str. Since 1991 the Museum has acquired a new wing, the magnificent neo-classical Stathatos House on the corner of Vassilissis Sophias and Herodotou Streets.. The Nicholas P. Goulandris Foundation, to which Dolly Goulandris donated the collection in 1985, is dedicated to the study and promotion of Aegean Studies, and Cycladic culture in particular. The exhibition at the Museum of Cycladic Art, and the temporary exhibitions organised every year, reflect these interests.
Category: MUSEUMSImages Send e-mail4, Neophytou Douka Str. - Athens2107228321-3
- Open: Winter: November 1-March 31: 08.30-15.00 To date, over 3000 works of Greek engravers have been collected, as well as 300 books and other objects related to the field of Graphic Arts. The present administration of the Ionian Bank has already secured a building to house the collection and is proceeding to the foundation of the first Museum of Engravings and Graphic Arts in Greece, which is also the one of the very few in the whole Europe. The Museum is housed in an attractive neoclassical building in Aghias Philotheis Street, near the Cathedral church Athens. The Museum aims to cover the entire spectrum of modern Greek engraving as well as that of foreign artists who have chosen subjects related to Greece.
Category: MUSEUMS10, Agias Filotheis Str. - Athens2103238945
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