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Museums and Archaeological Sites in Greece

Experience the rich and glorious history of Greece through its Cultural Heritage. Archaeological Sites, UNESCO's Monuments, Archaeological, Byzantine and Folklore Museums along with Medieval Castles await you in every corner of Greece to discover them. Here you will find all the necessary information you need to visit them.

Attica
The Acropolis of Athens
Information:

The Acropolis is for centuries now one of the most important ancient monuments of the Western world. The buildings around the Acropolis are made of Pentelic marble and have a bright white glow in the midday sun, which gradually take a golden hue as the sun sinks behind the mountain of Egaleo. The Acropolis, at night, stands, perfectly illuminated, over the city of Athens and decorates it with the best way. From wherever you look at it, the Acropolis has a different visual beauty to offer. During the period of its construction the famous Pericles did not care about the expenses. The best materials, the leading architects Iktinos and Kallikratis, and elaborate sculptors and artists, who came from all over Greece to build a town dedicated to the worship of the goddess Athena, have been used. It worth visiting the Acropolis because this magnificent spectacle will be a great spiritual experience.

 

Tickets:

Full admission: 20€

General admission for adults

 

Reduced admission: 10€

The following visitors are entitled to a reduced admission:

1. Greek Senior citizens and Senior citizens from EU countries, 65 years of age and over, with current identification card

2. Young persons under 18 years of age, from non-EU countries, with current identification card to confirm age

3. Students from Higher Education Institutions, from non-EU countries, with current student identification card or International Student Identity Card

 

FREE admission

The following visitors are entitled to free admission:

1. Young persons under 18 years of age, from EU countries, with current identification card

2. Greek unemployed citizens, with identification card and current unemployment card

3. Visitors with disabilities from EU and non-EU countries

 

The same ticket is valid for the Acropolis of Athens, Ancient Agora of Athens, Archaeological Museum of Kerameikos, Hadrian's Library, Kerameikos, Museum of the Ancient Agora, North slope of Acropolis, Olympieio, Roman Agora of Athens, and the South Slope of Acropolis.

 

Open Hours:

April 1st - October 31st

Monday to Sunday 08:00 - 20:00

 

November 1st – March 31st

Monday to Sunday 08:00 - 15:00

 

Phone: (+30) 210 3214172

 

Get there:

1. From the pedestrian walkway of Dionysiou Areopagitou (Acropolis Metro station)

2. From the archaeological site in the South Slope (Acropolis Metro station)

3. From the archaeological site of Ancient Agora (Monastiraki Metro station)

4. From Plaka (Monastiraki Metro station)

 

People with Disabilities:

People with disabilities have difficult access to the area of the Archaeological Site of Acropolis.

 
 

Latest update: 01/04/2016

 

Temple of Poseidon – Sounio
Temple of Poseidon – Sounio Greece
Information:

The Temple of Poseidon, the apex of the isosceles triangle formed by the temples of Parthenon and Aphaia, is located at the Cape Sounio area. It is built with Agrileza marble in Doric style, in the middle of the 5th century BC, by the Athenians in a very strategic geographic location. In the 9th year of the Peloponnesian War it was fortified with one of the strongest walls of that era. At the lowest point, at a distance of about 500 meters from the Temple of Poseidon, there are the ruins of the temple of Athena.

 

Tickets:

Full admission: 4€

General admission for adults

 

Reduced admission: 2€

The following visitors are entitled to a reduced admission:

1. Greek Senior citizens and Senior citizens from EU countries, 65 years of age and over, with current identification card

2. Young persons under 18 years of age, from non-EU countries, with current identification card to confirm age

3. Students from Higher Education Institutions, from non-EU countries, with current student identification card or International Student Identity Card

 

FREE admission

The following visitors are entitled to free admission:

1. Young persons under 18 years of age, from EU countries, with current identification card

2. Greek unemployed citizens, with identification card and current unemployment card

3. Visitors with disabilities from EU and non-EU countries

 

Open Hours:

April 1st - October 31st

Monday to Sunday 08:00 until sunset.

 

November 1st – March 31st

Monday to Sunday 09:30 - 16:45

 

Phone: (+30) 22920 39363

 

Get there:

You can access the Archaeological Site by car or by Intercity bus of Attica.

 

People with Disabilities:

People with disabilities have difficult access to the Arcaeological area of Sounio.

 

 

Latest update: 26/11/2015

 

Ancient Agora of Athens - Museum
Information:

The Ancient Agora was once the heart of Athens since it used to be, for many years, the philosophical, administrative, social, cultural and financial city's center. In this place great ancient Greek figures such as Socrates, Solon, Cleisthenes and Hippocrates coexisted. The Ancient Agora was severely damaged and looted over the years, until it reached its current form in which the Temple of Hephaestus or Thisio, the Dome of the Ancient Market, the Parliament, and of course the Stoa of Attalos, which houses the Museum of Ancient Agora, are preserved. Those who will visit this place are about to travel back in time and feel the spirit of the ancient Athenian life.

 

Tickets:

Full admission: 4€

General admission for adults

 

Reduced admission: 2€

The following visitors are entitled to a reduced admission:

1. Greek Senior citizens and Senior citizens from EU countries, 65 years of age and over, with current identification card

2. Young persons under 18 years of age, from non-EU countries, with current identification card to confirm age

3. Students from Higher Education Institutions, from non-EU countries, with current student identification card or International Student Identity Card

 

FREE admission

The following visitors are entitled to free admission:

1. Young persons under 18 years of age, from EU countries, with current identification card

2. Greek unemployed citizens, with identification card and current unemployment card

3. Visitors with disabilities from EU and non-EU countries

 

Unified ticket: Full admission: 12€, Reduced admission: 6€

The Unified ticket is valid for the Acropolis of Athens, Ancient Agora of Athens, Archaeological Museum of Kerameikos, Hadrian's Library, Kerameikos, Museum of the Ancient Agora, North slope of Acropolis, Olympieio, Roman Agora of Athens, and the South Slope of Acropolis.

 

Open Hours:

April 1st - October 31st

Monday to Sunday 08:00 - 20:00

Museum: 08:00 - 20:00

                                            

November 1st – March 31st

Monday to Sunday 08:00 - 15:00

Museum: 11:00 - 15:00

 

Phone: (+30) 210 3210185

 

Get there:

1. Metro: Monastiraki station

2. Electric Railway: Monastiraki and Thissio station

3. Blue buses (ETHEL-OASA):

- 025 (Profitis Daniel-Ippokratous),

- 026 (Botanikos - Ippokratous),

- 027 (Orfeos - Ippokratous),

- Monastiraki square station

 

People with Disabilities:

People with disabilities have access to the Museum of Ancient Agora.

 

 

Latest update: 26/11/2015

 

Archaeological Site of the Roman Agora
Information:

The Roman Agora in Athens used to be the commercial center of the city. It was built between 19-11 BC and among the most important monuments that we can admire today are the following: the Athena Archegetis Gate, which was built with the donations of Julius Caesar and Augustus Caesar; East Propylaion with its four Ionic pillars; the Fethiye Mosque; the Agoranomeion and the Tower of the Winds or Horologion or "timepiece", which was built by the Greek astronomer Andronikos of Cyrrhus around 50 BC. This is an octagonal marble tower, where eight winged embossed winds with their symbols are displayed on the top of each side. Starting your walk from the Gate of Athena the Archegetis admire the Erechtheion building, as it pops up from the holy rock of the Acropolis.

Tickets:

Full admission: 2€

General admission for adults

 

Reduced admission: 1€

The following visitors are entitled to a reduced admission:

1. Greek Senior citizens and Senior citizens from EU countries, 65 years of age and over, with current identification card

2. Young persons under 18 years of age, from non-EU countries, with current identification card to confirm age

3. Students from Higher Education Institutions, from non-EU countries, with current student identification card or International Student Identity Card

 

FREE admission

The following visitors are entitled to free admission:

1. Young persons under 18 years of age, from EU countries, with current identification card

2. Greek unemployed citizens, with identification card and current unemployment card

3. Visitors with disabilities from EU and non-EU countries

 

The same ticket is valid for the Acropolis of Athens, Ancient Agora of Athens, Archaeological Museum of Kerameikos, Hadrian's Library, Kerameikos, Museum of the Ancient Agora, North slope of Acropolis, Olympieio, Roman Agora of Athens, and the South Slope of Acropolis.

Open Hours:

April 1st - October 31st

Monday to Sunday 08:00 - 20:00

                                            

November 1st – March 31st

Monday to Sunday 08:00 - 15:00

 

Phone: (+30) 210 3245220

 

Get there:
People with Disabilities:

People with disabilities have difficult access to the Arcaeological area of Sounio.

 

 

Latest update: 26/11/2015

 

Temple of Aphaia - Aegina
Information:

The Temple of Aphaia in Agia Marina is one of the most beautiful temples of classical Greece and also one of the oldest survived. The first temple built was dedicated to Aphaia, or else Vritomarti-Diktinna, a deity from Crete, whom according to the Greek mythology, King Minos of Crete was in love with. In order to save herself from him, she decided to dive into the sea, where local fishermen from Aegina Island rescued her. She, then, disappeared with the help of the goddess Artemis and when the locals looked up for her, they found instead, a statue. For this reason they gave the statue the name Aphaia (ie vanished in ancient Greek language). The Temple of Aphaia, the Parthenon and the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion form an isosceles triangle.

 

Tickets:

Full admission: 4€

General admission for adults

 

Reduced admission: 2€

The following visitors are entitled to a reduced admission:

1. Greek Senior citizens and Senior citizens from EU countries, 65 years of age and over, with current identification card

2. Young persons under 18 years of age, from non-EU countries, with current identification card to confirm age

3. Students from Higher Education Institutions, from non-EU countries, with current student identification card or International Student Identity Card

 

FREE admission

The following visitors are entitled to free admission:

1. Young persons under 18 years of age, from EU countries, with current identification card

2. Greek unemployed citizens, with identification card and current unemployment card

3. Visitors with disabilities from EU and non-EU countries

 

 

Open Hours:

April 1st - October 31st

Monday to Sunday 08.00 - 20:00

 

November 1st – March 31st
Monday to Sunday 10:30 - 17:30

 

Phone: (+30) 22970 32398

 

Get there:

The Archaeological Site of Aphaia is located close to Agias Marinas village.

 

People with Disabilities:

People with diabilities have difficult access to the Archaeological site.

 

 

Latest update: 26/11/2015

 

Archeological site of Kolona in Aegina
Information:

The Archaeological Site of Kolona is a 5 minutes’ walk from the port of Aegina. There, the Temple of Apollo was built in Doric style. At the moment, only a single column remains from the entire Temple, which was built in the 6th century BC. In the Temple’s area there are the ruins of a prehistoric city and parts of its citadel’s walls. At the museum, next to the Temple, you can see exhibits which were found at Kolona archaeological site, as well as a collection of findings ranging from Prehistoric to Roman times.

 

Tickets:

Full admission: 2€

General admission for adults

 

Reduced admission: 1€

The following visitors are entitled to a reduced admission:

1. Greek Senior citizens and Senior citizens from EU countries, 65 years of age and over, with current identification card

2. Young persons under 18 years of age, from non-EU countries, with current identification card to confirm age

3. Students from Higher Education Institutions, from non-EU countries, with current student identification card or International Student Identity Card

 

FREE admission

The following visitors are entitled to free admission:

1. Young persons under 18 years of age, from EU countries, with current identification card

2. Greek unemployed citizens, with identification card and current unemployment card

3. Visitors with disabilities from EU and non-EU countries

 
Open Hours:

April 1st - October 31st

Tuesday to Sunday 09:00 - 17:00

 

November 1st – March 31st

Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

 

Phone: (+30) 22970 22248

 

Get there:

From Athens you can access the Archaeological Site of Kolona by ferry or flying dolphin from the port of Piraeus. From the port of Aegina it is a 5 minute walk.

 

People with Disabilities:

People with disabilities have access to the Archaeological Site of Kolona.

 

 

Latest update: 26/11/2015

 

Temple of the Olympian Zeus - Athens
Information:

The Temple of the Olympian Zeus used to be the largest temple of Greece; even from the Parthenon itself! The Temple is located within walking distance from the Acropolis and at the moment only 15 columns among the original 104 are remaining upright. Constructed from marbles the best quality (Pentelic marble), almost 700 years were needed to complete its construction. The foundations of the first Temple were set by Pisistratus in 515 BC but the works stopped a few years later. King Antiochus IV, the Epiphanes, took upon its continuation during the Macedonian rule but unfortunately remained unfinished due to his death. Finally, the Temple was completed around 131 AD by the Emperor Hadrian who dedicated the Temple to Zeus and placed a huge statue of gold and ivory in the Temple’s interior as well as a statue of himself, at the same size, next to it. In front of the Temple of the Olympian Zeus, a Gate to honor himself (Hadrian), setting the dividing line between the Old and New Athens, was built as well. On the side of the Gate, entering from the Acropolis side, you can see the inscription "This is Athens, the former city of Theseus" while on the other side of the sign "This is the city of Hadrian and not of Theseus".

 

Tickets:

Full admission: 2€

General admission for adults

 

Reduced admission: 1€

The following visitors are entitled to a reduced admission:

1. Greek Senior citizens and Senior citizens from EU countries, 65 years of age and over, with current identification card

2. Young persons under 18 years of age, from non-EU countries, with current identification card to confirm age

3. Students from Higher Education Institutions, from non-EU countries, with current student identification card or International Student Identity Card

 

FREE admission

The following visitors are entitled to free admission:

1. Young persons under 18 years of age, from EU countries, with current identification card

2. Greek unemployed citizens, with identification card and current unemployment card

3. Visitors with disabilities from EU and non-EU countries

 

Open Hours:

April 1st - October 31st

Monday to Sunday 08:00 - 20:00

 

November 1st – March 31st

Monday to Sunday 08:00 - 15:00

 

Phone: (+30) 210 9226330

 

Get there:

The entrance of the Archaeological Site is at Vasilissis Olgas Avenue in the center of Athens.

 

People with Disabilities:

People with disabilities have easy access to the Archaeological site.

 

 

Latest update: 26/11/2015

 

Acropolis Museum
Information:

The Acropolis Museum, one of the best museums in the world, hosts within its halls, unique findings and sculptures coming mainly from the temple of Parthenon and the sacred rock of the Acropolis, dating back from the Mycenaean to the early Classical period.

 

Tickets:

Full admission: 5€

General admission for adults

 

Reduced admission: 3€

The following visitors are entitled to a reduced admission:

1. Greek Senior citizens and Senior citizens from EU countries, 65 years of age and over, with current identification card

2. Young persons under 18 years of age, from non-EU countries, with current identification card to confirm age

3. Students from Higher Education Institutions, from non-EU countries, with current student identification card or International Student Identity Card

 

FREE admission

The following visitors are entitled to free admission:

1. Young persons under 18 years of age, from EU countries, with current identification card

2. Greek unemployed citizens, with identification card and current unemployment card

3. Visitors with disabilities from EU and non-EU countries

 

Unified ticket - Full admission: 12€, Reduced admission: 6€

The Unified ticket is valid for the Acropolis of Athens, Ancient Agora of Athens, Archaeological Museum of Kerameikos, Hadrian's Library, Kerameikos, Museum of the Ancient Agora, North slope of Acropolis, Olympieio, Roman Agora of Athens, and the South Slope of Acropolis.

 

Open Hours:

April 1st - October 31st

Monday 08:00 - 16:00

Tuesday to Sunday 08:00 - 20:00

Friday 08:00 - 22:00

 

November 1st – March 31st

Monday to Thursday 09:00 - 17:00

Friday 09:00 - 22:00

Saturday - Sunday 09:00 - 20:00

 

Phone: (+30) 210 9000900

 

Get there:

The Athens Acropolis Museum can be reached by getting off at the Acropolis metro station, or by bus and trolleybus by going off at the bus station Makrigianni. The main gate of the museum is located on Dionysiou Areopagitou street and the entrance for passengers arriving with Tourist coaches is at the entrance gate by Mitseon Street.

 

People with Disabilities:

People with disabilities have easy access to all areas of the Museum.

 

 

Latest update: 26/11/2015

 

Museum of Cycladic Art
Information:

The Museum of Cycladic Art houses exhibits of ancient civilizations active within the Aegean Sea, particularly in the Cyclades and Cyprus regions.

 

Tickets:

Full admission: 7€

General admission for adults

 

Reduced admission: 3.50€

The following visitors are entitled to a reduced admission:

1. Greek Senior citizens and Senior citizens from EU countries, 65 years of age and over, with current identification card

2. Young persons under 18 years of age, from non-EU countries, with current identification card to confirm age

3. Students from Higher Education Institutions, from non-EU countries, with current student identification card or International Student Identity Card

 

FREE admission

The following visitors are entitled to free admission:

1. Young persons under 18 years of age, from EU countries, with current identification card

2. Greek unemployed citizens, with identification card and current unemployment card

3. Visitors with disabilities from EU and non-EU countries

 

Every Monday the admission fee is: 3.50€

 

Open Hours:

1 Aplil - 31 October

Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10:00 - 17:00

Thursday 10:00 - 20:00

Sunday 11:00 - 17:00

Tuesday: Closed

 

November 1st – March 31st

Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10:00 - 17:00

Thursday 10:00 - 20:00

Sunday 11:00 - 17:00

Tuesday: Closed

 

Phone: (+30) 210 7228321

 

Get there:

The Cycladic Art Museum is located at 4, Neophytou Doukas Street, Kolonaki.

 

People with Disabilities:

People with disabilities have easy access to all areas of the Museum.

 

 

Latest update: 26/11/2015

 

Ancient Agora Museum of Athens
Information:

Within the restored Stoa of Attalos building, the museum houses and exhibits numerous findings from the excavations of the Ancient Agora dating back from the Neolithic times to the period of the Turkish Occupation.

 

Tickets:

Full admission: 4€

General admission for adults

 

Reduced admission: 2€

The following visitors are entitled to a reduced admission:

1. Greek Senior citizens and Senior citizens from EU countries, 65 years of age and over, with current identification card

2. Young persons under 18 years of age, from non-EU countries, with current identification card to confirm age

3. Students from Higher Education Institutions, from non-EU countries, with current student identification card or International Student Identity Card

 

FREE admission

The following visitors are entitled to free admission:

1. Young persons under 18 years of age, from EU countries, with current identification card

2. Greek unemployed citizens, with identification card and current unemployment card

3. Visitors with disabilities from EU and non-EU countries

 

Unified ticket: Full admission: 12€, Reduced admission: 6€

The Unified ticket is valid for the Acropolis of Athens, Ancient Agora of Athens, Archaeological Museum of Kerameikos, Hadrian's Library, Kerameikos, Museum of the Ancient Agora, North slope of Acropolis, Olympieio, Roman Agora of Athens, and the South Slope of Acropolis.

 

Open Hours:

April 1st - October 31st

Monday to Sunday 8:00 - 20:00

 

Phone: (+30) 210 3210185

 

 

Get there:

The Athens Ancient Agora Museum can be reached by metro or subway by getting off at Monastiraki or Thissio station.

 

People with Disabilities:

People with disabilities have easy access to all areas of the Museum and arrive from the entrance at Adrianou Street.

 

 

Latest update: 13/6/2015

 

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