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Museums in Athens

Museum in Athens

There are many remarkable museums in Athens, all of which bring the history and charm of Athens to the front line and share with the world the treasures that Athens holds.

Acropolis Museum

Acropolis Museum Despite the subject matter, this museum has a fresh and modern feel to it. Yes, you are looking at statues and art that is thousands of years old, but the building itself, the café, shop and restaurant are all very modern.

Byzantine and Christian Museum

Byzantine and Christian Museum The Byzantine and Christian museum features historical items and art. It has one of the finest collections of Catholic art in the world. Even their less sophisticated Byzantine pieces are like nothing you will see elsewhere.

National Gallery

National Gallery The national art gallery in Athens is the most important museum for the history of art in Greece. It is located within a walking distance from Syntagma Square, just opposite Athens Hilton hotel.

National Historic Museum

National Historic Museum The National historical museum is the oldest working museum in Greece. It was founded in 1882 and it inhabits what is known as the old parliament house. It holds collection that is owned by the IEEE (Historical and Ethnological Society of Greece), which is Greece’s oldest collection of its kind. The exhibits are very well organized, so that two hours is all you need to see it all.

National Museum of Contemporary Art

National Museum of Contemporary Art The National Museum of Contemporary Art is a fairly new museum that was founded late in the year 2000. The building itself looks new, but there are very few signs that it is a museum. You need to stick your head through the door in order to see that you are in the right place.

Numismatic Museum

The Numismatic Museum The Numismatic Museum was founded in 1838, and most of the museum concentrates on ancient coins, Greek iconography and ideology. It tells you about trade routes, how buildings came into existence, and how Greece changed over the years.

War Museum

War Museum The War museum was founded in 1975, and despite it seemingly lack-luster wartime exhibits, it is often very highly rated and enjoyed by visitors because it covers recent, ancient and historic wars. Some of the artifacts are truly ancient, the artwork is sublime, and the statues and carvings are some of the best in the city.

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