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. It has over 500,000 medals and coins. The building is well made and elegant, though it does need a little maintenance. If you are even slightly interested in Greek history, then the Numismatic museum is a good place to spend two or three hours.
106 71 Athens, Greece
Finding The Numismatic Museum
If you use the metro, get off at Sintagma or Panepistimio and it is a short walk from there. The Numismatic museum website says you may use trolley 2, 3, 4, 11, 13 to get there.
Monday 13:00 to 19:45
Tuesday to Sunday 09:00 to 17:45.
If you are really pressed for time, then you may seem some of the Numismatic museum’s items in the National Archaeological Museum of Athens. The Numismatic museum is more in depth with regards to coinage, ideology, trade routes and city growth. The coins are interesting, but remember to take a look at the mosaic floors, the décor, and the ceilings too. The garden coffee shop is also worth a visit, especially if you are tired of the crowds.