Athens museums for a top learning experience

Athens is an 100% destination for museums. There are museums showing prehistoric periods of Greek culture and civilization, with Neolithic artefacts, museum showing classical history of Athens and Greece, Byzantine and medieval history museums, but also modern ones, with collections, most of the times also private ones.

Central museums in Syntagma

Greece is full of museums and archeological sites, and there are also Orthodox churches you can visit.

Here are some close to Syntagma

Nicholas P. Goulandris Foundation – Museum of Cycladic Art, founded in 1986, hosting amazing collections of Cycladic and Cypriot art. Neofytou Doyka 4, Syntagma metro, +302107228321 http://www.cycladic.gr

Numismatic Museum, Panepistimiou 12, +302103643774 http://www.nummus.gr

Benaki museum (Main building) Koumpari 1 & Vas. Sofias (Syntagma metro) +302103671000,  https://www.benaki.gr/index.php?lang=en

Museum of the city of Athens, Paparrigopoulou 5-7, +302103246164 http://www.athenscitymuseum.gr/

Byzantine Museum, Vas. Sofias 22, Evaggelismos metro +302107211027 http://www.byzantinemuseum.gr/en/

War Museum, Rizari 2, +302107252974 http://warmuseum.gr/

Jewish museum of Athens, Nikis 39, +302103225582 https://www.jewishmuseum.gr/

Athinais Contemporary Art museum, Kastorias, 34-36 – Votanikos, +302103480000   http://www.athinais.com.gr/el/

Theocharakis Foundation  9, Vas. Sofias Avenue & 1, Merlin Str. Athens +302103611206 http://thf.gr/en/home/

National Museum of Contemporary Art, Kallirrois Avenue & Amvr. Frantzi Str, Athens, (Syggrou-Fix metro)  +302111019000 http://www.emst.gr/en

If you want to learn more thing about Athens museums, here is the full museum list If you would like to visit Galleries around Plaka or Athens, it is a must experience as well.

Are you looking for a cultural experience in Athens? If you want something more than top-exhibits, and more than Plaka museums, here is a list with updated information about museums in Athens. There are four categories, first is the classical Athens, second is a thematic category, the third is more modern, and the fourth are museums related to contemporary art. We should also note here that many museums from the first category, host contemporary art exhibitions. A visit to the website or even a call is very useful.

Archeology related Museums  

Nicholas P. Goulandris Foundation – Museum of Cycladic Art, founded in 1986, hosting amazing collections of Cycladic and Cypriot art. Neofytou Doyka 4, Syntagma metro, +302107228321 http://www.cycladic.gr

National archaeological museum. Before the New Acropolis Museum, the most important museum. Patision 44 & Alexandras. Victoria metro station,   +30 2108217717 www.namuseum.gr

Epigraphic Museum, housed in the south wing ground floor of the National Archaeological Museum. Tositsa 1, +30 2108217637

The New Acropolis Museum, Areopagitou 15, Acropolis metro station, +30 2109000900, www.theacropolismuseum.gr

Ancient Agora Museum, Stoa of Attalos, +30 2103210185

Kerameikos Museum, Ermou 148, +30 2103463552

History related Museums  

National History Museum, Old Parliament,  Stadiou 13, +30 2103237617, http://www.nhmuseum.gr/

Numismatic Museum, Panepistimiou 12, +30 2103643774 http://www.nummus.gr

Benaki museum (Main building) Koumpari 1 & Vas. Sofias (Syntagma metro) +30 2103671000,  https://www.benaki.gr/index.php?lang=en

Goulandris Natural History Museum (GNHM) in Kifissia, north of Athens https://www.gnhm.gr/en/

Museum of the city of Athens, Paparrigopoulou 5-7, +30 2103246164 http://www.athenscitymuseum.gr/

Byzantine Museum, Vas. Sofias 22, Evaggelismos metro +30 2107211027 http://www.byzantinemuseum.gr/en/

War Museum, Rizari 2, +30 2107252974 http://warmuseum.gr/

Thematic Museums  

Jewish museum of Athens, Nikis 39, +30 2103225582 https://www.jewishmuseum.gr/

Irakleidon Museum, 16 Heracleidon Street (1st building) & Ap. Pavlou 37 (2nd building), Thesseio, +302103461981, http://herakleidon-art.gr/

Wine Museum, Petsa Avenue, Pallini,+30 210 6037933, http://www.mouseioinou.gr/moyseio

Ceramic Museum- Centre for the Study of Modern Pottery – G. Psaropoulos Foundation,  4-6, Melidoni str, Keramikos, +302103318491  www.potterymuseum.gr

Museum of History of the Greek traditional costume, Dimokritou 7, Kolonaki, +302103629513 www.lykeionellinidon.gr

Athens botanological garden, Iera Odos 403.  http://www.diomedes-bg.uoa.gr/start.html

University Museums  

History of University of Athens, Plaka, Tholou 5, +30 2103689502, http://www.historymuseum.uoa.gr/

Criminology Museum, Medical School of Athens, Mikras Asias 75, Goudi, Athens, +302107462406 (please call first) http://www.criminology-museum.uoa.gr/ 

Zoological Museum of Athens, University Campus, Zografou, +30 2107274609, (please call first)  http://old.biol.uoa.gr/zoolmuseum/

Pharmacology Museum, Medical School of Athens, Mikras Asias 75, Goudi, Athens,  +30 2107462504 (please call first)

Museum of Paleontology and Geology, University Campus, Zografou, Athens,  +30 2107274086 (please call first) http://paleo-museum.uoa.gr/paleontology/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=98&Itemid=30&lang=en

Industrial- technological Museums  

Railway Museum Siokou 4 Athens, +30 2105130300  http://sfs.gr/

Telecommunications Museum, Proteos 25, N. Kiffisia, +30 2106201899, https://www.otegroupmuseum.gr/portal

Industrial Gas Museum  100, Pireos str.Gazi, Athens, +30 2130109300,

http://www.technopolis-athens.com/web/guest/museum

Hellenic Motor Museum, Ioulianou 33-35, Athens, +30 2108816187 http://www.hellenicmotormuseum.gr/en/

Hellenic IT Museum (H.IT.M.) Petrou Spiropoulou 2 & Thessalonikis, Moschato, +30 2103007010 http://elmp.gr/

Athens Pinball Museum, Areopagitou & Makri 2, +30 2109245958 https://www.facebook.com/AthensPinballMuseum/

Modern- Contemporary Museums  

Athinais Contemporary Art museum, Kastorias, 34-36 – Votanikos, +30 2103480000   http://www.athinais.com.gr/el/

Theocharakis Foundation  9, Vas. Sofias Avenue & 1, Merlin Str. Athens +30 2103611206 http://thf.gr/en/home/

National Museum of Contemporary Art, Kallirrois Avenue & Amvr. Frantzi Str, Athens, (Syggrou-Fix metro)  +30 2111019000 http://www.emst.gr/en/

Vorres Museum, Parodos Diadochou Konstantinou 1, Paiania, Attica +30 2106642520 http://www.vorresmuseum.gr/

For Plaka museums click here

Piraeus museums list

The city of Piraeus has its own museums, and its better to be in their own list.

  • Archaeological Museum  of Piraeus, the main museum of the city, located at Ch. Trikoupi 31, +302102104521598
  • Hellenic Maritime Museum, Akti Themistokleous Mariza Zeas, Piraeus, +302104286959,  http://hmmuseum.gr/
  • Municipal Art Gallery of Piraeus, Iroon Politehniou 91, Piraeus
  • Panos Aravantinos Decor Museum, building of Municipal theater of Piraeus, Iroon Politehniou 32, Piraeus