The Ancient Agora Museum was founded in 1957,
after the reconstruction of the Stoa of Attalos
by the American School of Classical
Studies(1953-56). The Stoa was originally built
by Attalos II, king of Pergamon (159-138 BC.),
as a token of his gratitude to the city of
Athens. The Museum display consists of finds
from the excavations of the ancient Agora .
Adriannou str. 24 - Thission. Tel
32.10.185. Open daily 8:30 a.m. - 2:45 p.m..
Monday closed. Entrance fee 4 Euro.
The Byzantine Museum in
Athens was founded in 1914 and is one of the
national museums of Greece.Since 1930 it has been
housed in the fine "Ilisia" building complex,
erected near the river Ilisos in 1848 by the
architect Stamatios Kleanthis for Sophia de Marbois,
the Duchess of Piacenza (ancient Placentia). Unique
collections of icons, sculptures, wall - paintings,
ecclesiastical vestments, jewelers and other works
of minor art from the 4th to the 19th century.
Recently renovated museum shop. Vas. Sophias
Tel. 72.11.027. Open Tuesday - Sunday 8:30
a.m. - 3 p.m. Closed Mondays. Admission 2 Euro. Tel:
210 7211 027.
JEWISH MUSEUM OF GREECE.
which includes more than 7.500 artifacts, reflects
the life, customs, rites and traditions of Greek
Judaism. Nikis str. 39 - Syntagma 105 58
. Tel. 32.25.582. Open daily 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Saturday closed, Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Entrance fee 1.50 Euro.
NATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM.
The National Archaeological Museum is one of the
largest and most important museums of ancient Greek
art. The neoclassical Museum building was brought to
completion in 1889 under the supervision of the
German architect Ernst Ziller. It
was constructed to house unique works of art from
Greek antiquity, and its galleries are a panorama of
the long evolution of ancient Greek art from the
prehistoric period to Late Roman antiquity.
Patission 44 (28th October street.)
Tel. 82. 17.717.Opening days and hours:
( 16th October to 31st March) Tuesday - Sunday: 8:30
- 15:00. Monday: 10.30 - 17.00 and Holidays 8.30 -
15.00 Summer hours
(1st April to 15th October) Tuesday- Sunday: 8.00 -
19:00 Monday 12.30. - 19.00 Holidays: 8.30 -
15.00. The Museum is closed on 1st January,
1st May, Easter Sunday,
Christmas and Boxing Day.
Free for children under 19. and students from other
countries, holders of the International Student Card
(ISIC). Entrance fee 6 Euro. Minimum required time
to visit a museum like this 2 hours. Tel: 210 8217
717, 210 8217 724
The museum should
be visited by those who are interested in modern
Greece and more especially in the period from the
fall of Byzantine (1453 fall of Constantinople) to
the end of the Second World War. A big part is
dedicated to the Greek war of independence against
the Turks (1821-1830) . Stadiou Str.13
& Kolokotroni. Tel: 210 3237.617. Open
daily 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Monday closed. Entrance
fee 3 Euro. Sunday free entrance.
FOUNDATION OF THE
Cultural Centre "HELLENIC
COSMOS" World wide Web Address :
. Interactive Virtual
Reality presentations in the first and only
installed in Greece . Thems : The Ancient
- A journey through Ancient Miletus-
The Magic Wardrobe - The Traditional Olive Oil Press.
Film productions. Internet cafe Exhibitions: "National
Evants and Historical Memory", "Krossia, Chitones,
Doulamades, Velades - 4000 years of Hellenic costume".
Pireos Str.254 , Tavros 177 78 , Greece .
Tel. (301)48.35.300. Opening hours: Mon., Tues. Wend.,
Thur., Fri. 09.00 - 13.00 and 15.00 - 22.00, . Sun.
10.00 - 15.00
new! Tel: +3021 254 00000
MUSEUM OF GREEK FOLK
The visitor begins to
know the richness of the modern Greek folk
civilization through the unique collections of
embroideries, woven fabrics, traditional costumers,
silver ware, ceramics, wood - covings, figures of
the shadow theatre, popular paintings. The objects
of these collections cover a chronological period
from 1650 to this day. At the ground floor there is
the renovated Museum's shop with selected works of
contemporary handicraft, inspired from traditional
subjects as well as replicas from the exhibits.
Kydathineon Str. 17 , Plaka, Athens.
Tel. 32.29.031. Museum visiting hours : Tuesday -
Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Mondays closed.
Entrance fee 1.50 Euro.
The museum of
traditional Pottery is housed in a beautiful neo -
classical building, built in 1875 and recently
renovated, at the area of Keramikos and only 3'
walking distance from Thission Metro Station. The
Museum hosts various exhibitions, representations of
laboratories, documentary films and many more
exhibits that illustrate the art of traditional
pottery. Every Saturday one of the last traditional
pottery makers of Maroussi presents to the visitors
the process of pottery making with the traditional
foot-operated wheel. At he museum's traditional cafe
you can enjoy home-made pastries and coffee. In the
museum's shop you will find ceramic masterpieces
made by traditional patterns, books, postcards all
at very good prices. Melidoni Str. 4-6
Athens 105 53 (Kerameikos). Open hours:
Monday, Thu Friday: 09.00 - 15.00, Wed: 09.00
-20.00, Sat: 10.00 -15.00, Sunday 10:00 - 14:00. Tel:
210 3318 491-6
2000 objects of Cycladic, ancient Greek art and
Cypriot antiquities (dating from the 3rd millennium
BC to the 6th c. AD) are displayed in the galleries
on the four floors of the museum of Cycladic art.
The Museum has one the most important collections of
Cycladic art worldwide. In the New Wing of the
Museum, the Stathatos Mansion ( a nineteenth century
neoclassical building designed by Ernst Ziller)
there is the exhibition "The city beneath the
tour of the Museum one can enjoy the pleasant
atmosphere of the Museum Cafe, where refreshments
and light snacks are served or visit the Museum shop,
where authentic replicas of the Museum Collections
are on sale.
Douka Street 4, Kolonaki, Athens. Tel: 210
7228.321-3, Fax 210 72.39.382. Website:
You can admire this
exclusive exhibition of 2.500 coins, representative
of all the periods of the Greek history in a
neoclassical building, the former house of
Heinrich Schliemann. On the first floor
there is a gift shop where, except from books,
posters and booklets, the visitor can also buy
direct copies of ancient Greek coins, in silver.
El. Venizelou Str. 12 (Panepistimiou). Tel.
36.43.774. Open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Mondays closed. Entrance fee 2.50 Euro.
interesting trip to the most important moments of
the Greek history. Rizari Str. 2 . Athens.
Tel. 72.52.975 -6. Open daily 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Monday closed . Entrance free.
only Museum of Contemporary European Painting in
Greece houses the Frissiras Collection - that
numbers more than 3.000 works of art- as well as
temporary exhibitions. Housed in two impressive,
fully renovated neoclassic buildings in Plaka, the
Museum has an Art Shop with high quality art works.
Monis AsteriouStr. 3&7. Plaka. Tel.
32.34.678. - 33.16.027. Open Wed. to Fri. 11:00 a.m.
- 7:00 p.m. Saturday. and Sun. 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Mon. and Tues. closed.