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.

Museums and Archaeological Sites
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

 

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

 

National Archaeological Museum of Athens
Information:

The National Archaeological Museum of Athens is one of the most important museums of ancient Greek art in the entire world. The findings originate from every part of the Greek world, and date back from the early Prehistoric times to the Roman period.

 

Tickets:

Full admission: 7€

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 National Archaeological Museum, the Byzantine and Christian Museum, the Numismatic Museum and the Epigraphical Museum.

 

Open Hours:

April 1st - October 31st

Monday to Sunday 08:00 - 20:00

 

November 1st – March 31st

Monday 13:00 - 20:00

Tuesday to Sunday 09:00 - 16:00

 

Phone: (+30) 213 2144800

 

Get there:

The National Archaeological Museum can be reached by metro or subway by getting off at Victoria or Omonia station.

 

People with Disabilities:

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

 

 

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

 

Archaeological Museum of Olympia
Archaeological Museum of Olympia Greece. Discover Greece.
Information:

Olympia’s Archaeological Museum is one of the most important museums in Greece, as it presents the evolution of the sanctuary, dedicated to Zeus, which constituted the birthplace of the Olympic Games. Its permanent exhibition displays priceless findings, especially sculptures, dating from the Prehistoric times up to the Christian era.

 

Tickets:

 

Full admission: 6€

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: 9€, Reduced admission: 5€

The unified ticket is valid for the Archaeological Museum of Olympia and the Archaeological Site of Olympia.

 

Open Hours:

April 1st - October 31st

Monday to Sunday 08:00 - 20:00

 

November 1st - March 31st

Tuesday to Sunday 07:00 - 15:00

Monday 10:00 - 17:00

 

Phone: (+30) 26240 22742

 

Get there:

The Archaeological Museum is located in the city of Olympia, 306km south of the city of Athens and in the center of the Peloponnese.

 

People with Disabilities:

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

 

 

Latest update: 26/11/2015

 

Archaeological Museum of Mycenae
Information:

The findings displayed within the Archaeological Museum of Mycenae date from the Late Bronze Age up to the Hellenistic Era and they comprise mostly of clay, metal and stone artifacts, pieces of miniature-art, gold-smithing, ivory-carving and frescos.

 

Tickets:

Full admission: 8€

General admission for adults

 

Reduced admission: 4€

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) 27510 76585

 

Get there:

The Archaeological Museum is located within the site of Mycenae, approximately 140km south of the city of Athens.

 

People with Disabilities:

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

 

 

Latest update: 26/11/2015

 

Archaeological Museum of Delphi
Information:

Delphi Archaeological Museum is one of the most important museums in Greece, with exhibits discovered within the archaeological site of the Delphic Oracle. Its rich collections include architectural sculptures, statues and worshippers' tributes on the sanctuary.

 

Tickets:

Full admission: 6€

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: 9€ - Reduced admission: 5€

The Unified ticket is valid for the Archaeological Museum of Delphi and the Archaeological Site of Delphi.

 

Open Hours:

April 1st - October 31st

Monday to Sunday 08:00 - 20:00

 

November 1st – March 31st

Monday to Sunday 09:00 - 16:00

 

Phone: (+30) 22650 82312

 

Get there:

The Archaeological Museum of Delphi is located in the Prefecture Phocis of between the cities of Delphi and Arachova.

 

People with Disabilities:

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

 

 

Latest update: 26/11/2015

 
Museum of the Kalavritan Holocaust
Information:

The Municipal Museum of the Kalavritan Holocaust collects records and exhibits material, bearing testament to the history and tradition of the city of Kalavrita and especially to the historical events of the Holocaust on the 13th December 1943, as well as to preceding and following events.

 

Tickets:

Full admission: 3€

General admission for adults

 

Reduced admission: 1.50€

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

 

Open Hours:

April 1st - October 31st

Tuesday to Sunday 09:00 - 16:00

Monday: Closed

 

November 1st – March 31st

Tuesday to Sunday 09:00 - 16:00

Monday: Closed

 

Phone: (+30) 26920 23646

 

Get there:

The Museum of the Kalavritan Holocaust is located in the town of Kalavryta, just opposite the station of the Odontotos rack railway.

 

People with Disabilities:

People with disabilities do not have access to the Museum.

 

Latest update: 26/11/2015

 

Archaeological Museum of Kavala
Archaeological Museum of Kavala Greece. Travel guide of Greece
Information:

Within the Archaeological Museum of Kavala, the visitor can admire findings dating from the Late Neolithic Era until the Byzantine Times. All the exhibits are a result of archaeological excavations, having taken place throughout the Macedonian region, among of which the findings of ancient tombs stand out.

 

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

Tuesday to Sunday 08:00 - 15:00

 

Phone: (+30) 2510 222335

 

Get there:

The Archaeological Museum of Kavala is located in the city center at 17, Erythrou Stavrou street.

 

People with Disabilities:

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

 

 

Latest update: 26/11/2015

 

Museum of Byzantine Culture of Thessaloniki
Museum of Byzantine Culture of Thessaloniki Greece. Holidays in Greece.
Information:

The Museum of the Byzantine Culture is one of the most modern museums in Greece and it offers a complete and thorough picture of the byzantine culture through sculptures, mosaics, frescos and excavation finds from the city of Thessaloniki and the wider region of Macedonia.

 

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: 8€, Reduced admission: 4€

The unified ticket is valid for the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki and the Museum of Byzantine Culture.

 

Open Hours:

April 1st - October 31st

Monday to Sunday 08:00 - 20:00

 

November 1st – March 31st

Monday to Sunday 09:00 - 16:00

 

Phone: (+30) 2313 306400

 

Get there:

The Museum of Byzantine Culture is located next to City Hall at the corner of Stratou Avenue and September 3rd.

 

People with Disabilities:

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

 

 

Latest update: 26/11/2015

 

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