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National Archaeological Museum

On this page you find practical information, photos and videos about National Archaeological Museum.

National Archaeological Museum features in these preplanned City Guides:

5-day Athens City Guide

Why visit / Interesting facts:

  • Widest collection of ancient Greek art
  • Largest Greek museum

Time required: 90 minutes

Phone: +30 210 82 17 724

Web site:

Opening hours:

Time period Opening hours
April 1 - Oct 31, Tue - Sun: 8am - 7:30pm
April 1 - Oct 31, Mon: 12:30pm - 7pm
Nov 1 - March 31, Tue - Sun: 8:30am - 3pm
Nov 1 - March 31, Mon: 1:30pm - 8pm
Public holidays: Closed


Ticket type Charge
General: 7 €
Reduced: 3 €

Public transport:

  • Green Metro Line: Victoria station

Address: 44 Patission Street, Athens 10682

Things you need to know:

  • The National Archaeological Museum is the largest Greek museum. Its rich collection includes the most important Greek artifacts from prehistory to late antiquity
  • Originally it was opened to house the finds from the 19th c. Athenian excavations. Later finds from all over Greece were brought here
  • More than 11.000 exhibits are on display including prehistoric and antique sculptures, vases, pottery, minor objects and more
  • It is housed in an imposing end of 19th century neoclassical building

What to do there:

  • Discover the museum to see the richest collection of artifacts from Greek antiquity worldwide
  • The highlights include famous works from the great Bronze Age cultures described by Homer to the Golden Age of Classical Athens and beyond

Tips & Insights:

  • You will get an orientation map with your entrance ticket. It will guide you through the well marked galleries of the museum
  • Free admission to the museum on the first Sunday of April, May, June, September and October

National Archaeological Museum features in these preplanned City Guides: