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Parthenon | Telephone number: +30 210 3210219

One of the world’s greatest cultural monuments, the Parthenon, is an architectural masterpiece which represents a glorious era for ancient Athens. Built out of Pentelic marble, this imposing temple was dedicated to the goddess Athena, the protector of the city. The Parthenon was designed by the architects Iktinos and Kallikrates and constitutes the finest example of Doric order. The secrets of its construction impress the visitors throughout the centuries: Parthenon’s proportions approximate the golden ratio while there is not even one straight line in its design. Access is possible for disabled persons with the Hirolift. In order to avoid any discomfort you can use the line +30 210 3214172-3 for all the information required.

Info

  • Accessible from Acropolis metro station (red line)
  • Opening hours: Winter season (1/11-31/3) from 08.30 to 15.00 and Summer season (1/4-30/10) from 08.00 to 18.00
  • Admission: Full fare is 12 euros, Reduced fare is 6 euros. Entrance is free for persons under 19, soldiers and students as long as they carry a student id.

Acropolis Museum | Telephone number: +30 210 3236665

Located in the historic area of Makryianni, the new Acropolis Museum houses all the surviving antiquities from the sacred rock of Acropolis. It offers 14000 square meters of exhibition space in a sunlit ambience, a virtual reality theatre and a display of an archaeological excavation on the site of the museum itself. The Parthenon gallery on the top floor offers a panoramic view of the Acropolis and modern Athens. The most important exhibits are: the Moschoforos an exceptional statue of a bearded youth, the Archaic Kores the statues of maidens sacrificed to Athena, the Parthenon sculptures, work of the famous sculptor Pheidias and the Caryatids the statues that supported the roof of the southern balcony of the Erechtheion.

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  • Accessible from Acropolis metro station (red line)
  • Opening hours: Winter season (1/11-31/3) from 08.30-15.00, Summer season (1/4-30/10) Mondays: 11.00-19.30, Tuesdays-Sundays: 08.00-19.30
  • Admission: Full fare is 12 euros, Reduced fare is 6 euros. Entrance is free for persons under 19, soldiers and students as long as they carry a student id.

Stoa of Attalus | Telephone number: +30 210 3210185

The stoa of Attalos, a two-floor building, was donated by the King of Pergamon, Attalos II to the city of Athens. Its architecture is a typical sample of the Hellenistic period as the stoa contains both Ionian and Doric pillars. It is thought to have been a kind of ancient commercial center with 21 shops on each floor. Today it operates as the museum of the ancient Agora, the collection of which display everyday objects. The exhibits where unearthed during the excavations in the ancient Agora. Visitors may get an idea of everyday life in ancient Athens. The collections include objects from the geometrical and archaic until the late roman era.

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  • Accessible from Monastiraki metro station (green/blue line)
  • Opening hours: Winter Season (1/11-31/3) daily 08:30-15:00, Summer Season (1/4-30/10) daily 08.00-18.00
  • Admission: Full fare is 12 euros, Reduced fare is 6 euros. Entrance is free for persons under 19, soldiers and students as long as they carry a student id. Special ticket package: Full is 12 euros, Reduced 6 euros and is valid for the Acropolis Museum, Acropolis of Athens, Ancient Agora of Athens, Archaeological Museum of Kerameikos, Kerameikos, Museum of the Ancient Agora, North Slope of Acropolis, Olympieion, Roman Agora of Athens, South Slope of Acropolis.

National Garden | Telephone number: +30 210 7215019

Situated in the centre of Athens, surrounded by the Greek Parliament, the Zappeion Mansion and the Panathenaikon Stadium, the National Garden constitutes an oasis of approximately 500 species of plants, bushes and trees. Commissioned by Queen Amalia and designed by the German gardener Schmidt the National Garden was completed in 1860 and primarily was the royal garden. It is a peaceful place, where you can admire the impressing vegetation, the small lake with ducks and swans as well as the various busts of important personalities of modern Greece. The National Garden also has a Botanic Museum, a traditional cafe and a children’s playground.

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  • Accessible from Syntagma metro station (blue/red line)
  • Opening Hours: The National Garden is open daily from 07.00 a.m. until sunset
  • Entrance is free and it is accessible to persons with disabilities

Technopolis Gazi | Telephone number: +30 210 3467322

Located in the old gas factory, the Gazi area can be easily reached with the metro line 2, in Kerameikos station. The chimneys, the enormous gas containers and the ovens were smartly used in the design of Technopolis, a cultural center dedicated to the memory of Greek composer Manos Hadjidakis. It often houses many art exhibitions such as the Athens Biennale, festivals and concerts. The Gazi area has many bars, cafes and restaurants and is considered to be the alternative nightlife scene of Athens.

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  • Opening hours: The Technopolis of Gazi is open from 10.00 a.m. to 22.00 p.m. from Monday to Sunday and the entrance is free. However there is a ticket for the various exhibitions hosted periodically. It is accessible to persons with disabilities

National Archaeological Museum | Telephone Number: +30 210 8217717

The fully renovated National Archaeological Museum ranks among the leading archaeological museums in the world. Its rich collection will help the visitor explore ancient Greek culture from prehistory to late antiquity. The Poseidon of Artemision one of the few preserved bronze statues, the Boy of Marathon probably work of Praxitelis, the Ephebe of Antikythera found in a shipwreck in 1900, the golden mask of Agamemnon from the royal graves of Mycenae and the exhibition of Thera are some of the unique treasures of the museum. Apart from the permanent collection the National Archaeological Museum often hosts various exhibitions. The National Archaeological Museum has lifts, ramps and toilets adapted to persons with disabilities.

Info

  • Accessible from Victoria metro station (green line)
  • Opening hours: Winter Season (1/11 - 31/3) on Mondays from 13.00 to 19.30, Tuesdays to Sundays and holidays 08.30 to 15.00. Summer Season (1/4 - 31/10) on Mondays from 13.00 to 19.30, Tuesdays to Sundays from 08.00 to 19.30
  • Admission: Full fare is 7 euros, Reduced fare is 3 euros. Entrance is free for persons under 19, soldiers and students as long as they carry a student id.

Museum of Cycladic Art | Telephone number: +30 210 7228321

The museum of Cycladic Art was founded in 1986 from Nicholas and Dolly Goulandri who were also the first donators. Since then the museum was expanded and today it houses exhibits from the Cycladic culture, the Cypriot culture and findings of ancient Greek art. The visitors can admire the famous Cycladic figurines, the various utensils and jewelry found in excavations in Cyprus as well as the red amphora, representative of ancient Greek art. Virtual tours and games are available for children while the museum often organizes lectures, seminars and various events. Access for disabled persons is via a wheelchair ramp at the entrance to the Main Building, at 4 Neophytou Douka str. Access to the floors is by elevator

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  • Accessible from Evangelismos metro station (blue line)
  • Opening hours: Monday 10:00 to 16:00, Tuesday closed, Wednesday 10:00 to 16:00, Thursday 10:00 to 16:00, Friday 10:00 to 16:00, Saturday 10:00 to 15:00, Sunday closed. On holidays theMuseum is closed: 1 January, 6 January, Shrove Monday, 25 March, Good Friday, Easter Monday, 1 May, Whit Monday, 15 August, 28 October, 25 December, and 26 December.
  • Admission: Full fare is 5 euros, Reduced fare is 2,5 euros, Saturday ticket (for all visitors) is 2, 5 euros

Benaki Museum | Telephone number: +30 210 3671000

One of the leading museums in Athens, the Benaki Museum is organized in six collections housed in six different buildings. The main building of Benaki Museum houses exhibits from the prehistoric Greek and Roman Period, Byzantine as well as Post-Byzantine and Neo-Hellenic art, a collection of paintings, drawings and prints and historic heirlooms. The visitors can also admire unique objects such as authentic manuscripts written by famous Greek poets, Byzantine icons and caricatures dating to the 19th century. The Benaki Museum, often organizes special activities for schoolchildren as well as for children with disabilities.

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  • Accessible from Syntagma and Evangelismos metro stations (blue line)
  • Opening hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 09:00 to 17:00, Thursday 09:00 to 24:00, Sunday 09:00 to 15:00. Closed on Tuesday and the following holidays: March 25th, May 1st, August 15th, October 28th, Christmas Day and Boxing Day, New Year's Day, Epiphany, Easter Day, Easter Monday, Clean Monday, Holy Spirit Day.
  • Admission: Full fare is 6 euros, Temporary Exhibition fare is 3 euros. Free entrance every Thursday (except temporary exhibition and guided groups), for disabled persons and an escort, students and persons under 18 and for soldiers.

Museum of Islamic Art | Telephone number: +30 210 3251311

More than 8.000 exhibits are housed in a complex of neo-classical buildings which constitute the Museum of Islamic Art, situated in the major archaeological district of Kerameikos. The visitors can admire a complete collection which includes ceramics, gold, metalwork, textiles and bone objects. The Museum of Islamic Art is divided in four sections, the Arabesque, the Inscriptions, the Mosque and the Palace which promise to reveal the secrets of a unique civilization. The exhibition contains objects from the 7th century, when the prophet Muhammad inaugurated the Islamic religion until the late 19th century which marks the decline of the Great Empires. Access to the upper floors by elevator for persons with disabilities.

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  • Accessible from Theseion metro station (green line)
  • Opening hours: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 09:00 to 15:00, Wednesday 09:00 to 21:00. It is closed on Monday and the following holidays: March 25th, May 1st, August 15th, October 28th, Christmas Day and Boxing Day, New Year's Day, Epiphany, Easter Day, Easter Monday, Clean Monday, Holy Spirit Day
  • Admission: Full fare is 5euros, Reduced fare is 3 euros. Free entrance every Thursday (except temporary exhibition and guided groups), for disabled persons and an escort, students and persons under 18 and for soldiers.

Benaki Museum of Modern Art | Telephone number: +30 210 3453111

Housed in a renovated building which is organized around a central courtyard, the Benaki Museum of Modern Art is situated in one of the central developpement axes of Athens. It hosts exhibitions of modern sculpture, photographs, paintings, architectural proposals, videos and other types of visual arts. The visitors can also watch theatrical productions, seminars, performances and music concerts. The Benaki Museum of Modern Art has also an atrium where various activities are often organized.

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  • Accessible from metro station Petralona (green line) or Kerameikos (blue line)
  • Opening hours: Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday 10:00 to 18:00, Friday, Saturday 10:00 to 22:00. It is closed on Tuesday and the following holidays March 25th, May 1st, August 15th, October 28th, Christmas Day and Boxing Day, New Year's Day, Epiphany, Easter Day, Easter Monday, Clean Monday, Holy Spirit Day
  • Admission: Full admission 2, 4 or 5 euros. Free entrance every Thursday (except temporary exhibition and guided groups), for disabled persons and an escort, students and persons under 18 and for soldiers.

N. Hadjikyriakos - Ghikas Gallery | Telephone number: +30 210 3621225

Granted by the famous Greek painter, the Hadjikyriakou – Ghika Gallery is housed in the building where the artist lived for 40 years. The permanent exhibition presents the painter’s work selected and organized by the artist himself. Apart from drawings and designs, the collection contains manuscripts, watercolors and the artist’s tools. Rich photographic archives from the artist’s collection, the artist’s library with rare illustrated volumes as well as various sculptures complete the collection. The spacious and sunlit 6th level, which was formerly the painter’s studio, is preserved until today as it was arranged during his lifetime.

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  • Accessible from Syntagma and Evangelismos metro stations (blue line)
  • Opening hours: Monday to Friday 10:00 to 14:00 (upon request). It is closed on the following holidays: March 25th, May 1st, August 15th, October 28th, Christmas Day and Boxing Day, New Year's Day, Epiphany, Easter Day, Easter Monday, Clean Monday, Holy Spirit Day.
  • Admission: Full fare is 6 euros. Free entrance every Thursday (except temporary exhibition and guided groups), for disabled persons and an escort, students and persons under 18 and for soldiers.

The Museum of Greek Folk Art | Telephone number: +30 210 3229031

Founded in 1918 the Museum of Greek Folk Art is situated in the picturesque district of Plaka and its exhibits are dated from 1650. The museum’s collections represent all the types of folk art such as embroideries, textiles, ceramics, jewelry, woodcarvings, metalwork, costumes and samples of Greek folk drawings from the famous artist Theofilos Hadjimichail. The museum often organizes various activities and events which present Greek folk traditions or have special themes such as Greek weddings, music and dances as well as other traditional customs.

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  • Accessible from Monastiraki metro station (green/blue line)
  • Admission: Full fare is 2 euros, Reduced fare is 1 euro. Entrance is free for persons under 19, soldiers and students as long as they carry a student id.

Goulandris Natural History Museum | Telephone number: +30 210 8015870

This public welfare institution was founded with one mission: the study, the conservation and the protection of the natural environment. The Goulandris Natural History Museum permanent collections include the botanic, the land zoology, the marine biology, the geology and the paleontology. Its exhibitions are close to environmental issues such as the fauna, the flora, the climate, the Mediterranean ecosystems and the pollution. The museum’s garden has many old trees as well as aromatic and medicinal plants while the small pond creates an idyllic ambience. Through its educational programs the Goulandris Natural History Museum aims to sensitize on the dangers ran by the nature and mobilize the public towards its preservation.

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  • Accessible from Kifissia metro station (green line)
  • Opening hours: Weekdays 09.00 to 14.30, Sundays 10.00 to 14.00. Closed on public holidays
  • Admission: Full fare is 5 euros, Reduced fare is 3 euros. Free entrance for teaching personnel (upon demonstration of ID), guides (upon demonstration of ID) and disabled persons.

Hellenic Maritime Museum | Telephone number: +30 210 4516264

Originally hosting a small collection, the Hellenic Maritime Museum is proud today for its 9 rooms which host maritime objects, maps, paintings, statues and a rich library. The museum’s objective is to study and document the Greek maritime tradition and to protect Greece’s maritime heritage. In the permanent collection you can admire a maritime gallery, exhibits of antiquity vessels, an original section of an ancient wall, objects from the Byzantine period as well as exhibits from the Greek Revolution, the Balkan wars and the World Wars. Finally the visitor has the possibility to watch the construction stages of a traditional boat, in the room dedicated to the techniques of boatbuilding.

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  • Accessible from Piraeus metro station (green line) and from there with the 904 bus line.
  • Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday 09:00 to 14:00. The museum remains closed on Sunday, Monday and public holidays.
  • Admission: Full fare is 3 euros, Reduced fare is 1,5 euros

War museum | Telephone number: +30 210 7252974-6

Created in order to document the Greek war history, the War museum, is housed in a modern architecture building. Its exhibition includes weapons from the Stone Age to the Second World War. Moreover various kinds of aircrafts, maps, flags, military uniforms and the models of warships are displayed in an effort to represent the Greek military history. All the objects were used in wars that Greece was involved but there is also weaponry from ancient China and ancient Japan. The visitor can also find a rich library as well as a photograph archive with more than 20.000 photos which depict the history of the Greek armed forces.

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  • Accessible from Evangelismos metro station (blue line)
  • Opening hours: Tuesdays to Fridays 09.00 to 14.00, Weekends 09.30 to 14.00
  • Admission: Entrance is free.

National Historical Museum | Telephone number: +30 210 3237617

The National Historical Museum is placed in Kolokotroni square, behind the famous bronze statue of Kolokotronis on a horse. The stately neoclassical building accommodating the National Historical Museum was firstly the seat of the Greek Parliament. Today the collection of the museum covers Greek history from the 15th century and contains historical exhibits from the Greek Revolution of 1821, objects belonging to the Royal family as well as everyday life items. We can see paintings depicting the first politicians of the Greek State and original manuscripts from the 19th century.

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  • Accessible from Panepistimio and Syntagma metro stations (red line)
  • Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday 09:00 to 14:00, Saturday to Sunday 09:00 to 14.00. Closed on Mondays.
  • Admission: Full fare is 3euros, Reduced fare is 1,5 euros. Free admission on Sundays

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