Famous and Secret Museums of Athens

A few things about some of the city's treasuries we like

Famous and Secret Museums of Athens:

An exciting walk through the cradle of art and history and a contemporary European metropolis, includes visits to some of the most significant museums of Athens. Fascinating parts of Greek history and culture hosting exhibitions of extraordinary beauty awaiting to be discovered. Check out some museums you should definitely visit, when in Athens.

 

National Archaeological museum

The National Archaeological Museum is the oldest and most significant museum in Greece.  A beautiful neoclassical building of the 19th century designed by Lange and remodelled by Ziller. Home of more than 11.000 exhibits the museum provides a complete view of the Greek civilisation from the beginnings of prehistory to late antiquity.

Lear more and visit: National Archaeological Museum

 

The Acropolis museum

The Acropolis museum is astonishing. A state-of-the-art Bernard Tschumi building with glass floors and wide windows allowing the sun to shed light upon glimpses of ruins and artefacts, marble statues of unparalleled beauty and fragments of ancient temples. The Parthenon gallery, located on the top floor with the glass atrium showcasing pieces of the Panathenaic Procession, is the highlight of the visit. Trust us and do have lunch at the restaurant offering exquisite cuisine, good prices and wonderful panoramic views of the Acropolis.

Lear more and visit: The Acropolis Museum

 

Museum of the City of Athens

The Museum of the City of Athens presents the history of the city in the 19th century  through exhibits arranged in 20 halls. It houses a variety of Athens-related items including Byzantine art, sculptures, paintings, drawings, photographs and metal, glass and textile works.

The museum consists of two Neoclassical mansions of Vouros – Eutaxias that are connected by an interior corridor and cover a total area of 2,000 square meters. The building was the first royal residence of Greece under the reign of King Otto.

Lear more and visit: Museum of the City of Athens

 

Museum of Greek Folk Musical Instruments

The Museum of Greek Folk Musical Instruments houses more than a 1.000 greek popular instruments dating from the 18th century. This museum is owed to the long passionate study of the musicologist Fivos Anoyanakis and is housed in a breathtaking mansion dating back to 1842, in the Plaka district. All the instruments provide beautiful aesthetic value and great ethnological interest, making the visit a pretty insightful, off the beaten path cultural experience!

Learn more and visit: Museum of Greek Folk Musical Instruments

If you feel to discover some of the fascinating Museums of Athens reserve your place at our Athens Sights and Food eBike Tour