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 Byzantine and Christian Museum, the National Historical Museum and the Hellenic Maritime Museum in Piraeus. Thematic museums also abound, notably the Hellenic Children’s Museum, the Museum of Greek Folk Musical Instruments in Plaka, the Goulandris Museum of Natural History 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 the museums that match your personal interests.

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Benaki Museum

Athens

In 2000, the main building re-opened, after years of renovation. The centerpiece of the Benaki...

Byzantine Museum

Athens

The Byzantine and Christian Museum on Vasilissis Sofias Street is one of the most important...

Numismatic Museum

Athens

Founded in 1834, the Numismatic Museum houses one of the oldest public collections in the world...

Tactual Museum

South Suburbs

Founded in 1984, the museum gives the visually impaired, as well as everyone else, the...

War Museum

Athens

In 1964, the Greek state decided to establish a museum to honour those who fought for the Greek...

Museum of Traditional Pottery

Athens

Στο Μουσείο Νεώτερης Κεραμικής υπάρχουν μόνιμες εκθέσεις παραδοσιακής κεραμικής και τρία...

Museum Vorres

East Suburbs

The Vorres Museum and its collections pack more than 3,000 years of Greek history into a...

National Gallery

Athens

Established in 1900, the National Gallery moved frequently before settling in its permanent...