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National Archaeological Museum: Entry with Audio Tour
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Museum of Illusions Athens
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Kotsanas Museum Tickets: Ancient Greece – The Origin of Technologies
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Athens, the bedrock of one of the earliest civilizations on this planet, is a breathing tapestry of history. The best way to get a glimpse of this is by visiting its museums. Famous Athenian museums such as Acropolis Museum, National Archeological Museum, and Goulandris Natural History Museum are home to the oldest findings of the city’s excavations and provide deep insight into the daily life, culture, philosophy, and artwork of ancient residents.
The most popular museums in Athens are: 
  • Acropolis Museum: Gain in-depth insight into the lives of ancient Greeks at the Acropolis Museum Athens. Discover statues, artifacts, pottery, artwork, and more from thousands of years back.
  • National Archaeological Museum: One of the greatest museums of all time that houses artifacts from the surrounding area of Exarcheia is the National Archaeological Museum. The displays contain articles and artwork dating back to the Greek Bronze Age, Roman Era, and Byzantine Greece.
  • Goulandris Natural History Museum: This fascinating museum is dedicated solely to Greece's natural wildlife habitats and species in danger of extinction.
  • Museum of Cycladic Art: Museum of Cycladic Art is home to a remarkable collection of art from the ancient Cycladic culture that flourished on the islands of the Aegean Sea from c. 3300 to 1100 BCE. 
  • Kotsanas Museum: This museum hosts an incredible private collection of Greek technology over the ages. From the first vending machine and computer to musical instruments, clocks, and other automation in technology, this is an enriching visit for adults and kids alike. 
Some of the best Athens museums you can visit with kids are: 
  • Museum of Illusions Athens: With Museum of illusions Athens tickets you can experience the unique place where children can experience 15 different themed rooms. One of them is Journey into the Mind, which presents an exhibition of optical illusions that will amaze your eyes. You need around 20 minutes to get acquainted with this interactive world full of optical phenomena. 
  • Museum of Greek Children’s Art: It was created by the Friends of the Museum organization with the goal to preserve, display, and popularize children’s drawings. The collection held at the museum is an impressive one – each drawing has its talented young artist’s name written on it. 
  • Hellenic Children's Museum: The Hellenic Children's Museum in Athens is a 4800 square-meter interactive children's museum that offers some of the most popular hands-on educational activities for kids.
  • Emotions Museum for children & teens: The Emotions Museum in Athens is an interactive children’s museum that aims to teach children about their own emotions and how to express them in healthy ways.
The top art & history museums in Athens
  • National Archeological Museum: It is one of the world’s leading archaeological museums and a key site for anyone interested in Greek history and culture. It boasts a collection that includes over 11,000 objects dating from prehistoric times to late antiquity found mainly in mainland Greece. 
  • Acropolis Museum: The Acropolis Museum in Athens is a museum built right next to the iconic Acropolis hill, on the location of an old outdoor archaeological museum. It allows visitors to follow the historical development of the monuments on the Acropolis Athens through different media including maps, models, and images projected onto screens, as well as artifacts themselves. 
  • Benaki Museum: The Benaki Museum in Athens is a private museum founded by Antonis Benakis in memory of his father Emmanuel Benakis. It houses an encyclopedic collection of Greek artifacts from prehistoric times to the present day, including fine examples of ancient Greek art. 
  • Museum of Cycladic Art: The Museum of Cycladic Art, located in Athens' suburb of Nea Smyrni, holds the most comprehensive collection of Cycladic art in the world. The museum’s history began when sea captain and archaeologist Dimitrios Pantermalis bought his first Cycladic figurine in a Cairo antique shop in 1900.
Yes, skip-the-line tickets are available for almost all the museums in Athens. These tickets enable you to save time by bypassing the long waiting lines at popular museums in the city. If you are looking to save time, these tickets are perfect for visitors. You can enjoy priority entry with Acropolis Museum Tickets, National Archaeological Museum skip-the-line e-ticket, and Delphi Museum tickets.
Guided or audio tours are available at most museums in Athens. On a guided tour an expert guide will show you around the museum, touching on the most important details of the artifacts. On a self-guided tour, you will be given a multilingual audio guide that will accompany you along the way as you learn and understand key information about the history and significance of each exhibit. An added benefit of opting for guided tours is that you enjoy the skip-the-line entry as well. You can enjoy guided tours with Delphi Museum tickets, Acropolis Museum tickets, and Kotsanas Museum Tickets: Ancient Greece – The Origin of Technologies.
The Acropolis Museum offers an official night tour in Athens. Your experience would include an expert guide by your side, meals, access to special exhibits, and more.
The museums you can visit with the Athens city pass are: 
  • New Acropolis Museum: Redesigned by Bernard Tschumi in 2009 to become one of the most modern art spaces, and houses over 4,250 objects from the nearby ancient site of Acropolis. 
  • The Herakleidon Museum: Home to artistic activities and organized exhibitions with artworks of great artists such as M.C. Escher, Victor Vasarely, Carol Wax, Constantine Xenakis, Adolf Luther, Francesco Scavullo, Toulouse-Lautrec, and others. 
  • Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum:  Founded by renowned Greek jewelry designer Ilias Lalaounis and showcases 50 collections of over 4,000 jewels and adornments displaying the history and art of jewelry making.
  • Kotsana Museum in Athens: Located at the heart of Athens, Kotsana Museum is a house of art depicting the evolution of Greek technology, how it has impacted modern applied sciences, and what the future holds for Greece in this space. 
Here are the top museums that are free to visit throughout the year: 
  • Ziller- Loverdos Museum: A branch of the Byzantine and Christian Museum of Athens that houses the collection of Dionysios Loverdos. All of its top collections are housed within an extraordinary mansion that in itself is an architectural marvel. 
  • Museum of Greek Folk Musical Instruments: An ethnomusicology center of research which displays over 600 Greek musical instruments from the last 300 years.
  • Museum of the Athens - Piraeus Electric Railways: Founded in 197, this museum boasts an enormous collection related to the history of rail transport in Greece
  • Aggeliki Chatzimichali Museum of Folk Art and Tradition: Built in 1924-1929, it is dedicated to the life and works of Aggeliki Chatzimichali, Greece’s first folklore connoisseur.
The cancellation policy varies depending on the type of ticket you purchase. While some museum tickets in Athens allow you to cancel up to 24/48/72 hours before your scheduled visit, some of them cannot be canceled or rescheduled.
The National Archaeological Museum of Athens is the largest museum not only in Athens but in all of Greece. It comprises more than 11,000 exhbits and collections, include Prehistoric (Neolithic, Cycladic, Mycenaean) artifacts, sculptures such as the bronze statue of Zeus, the Statue of Asklepius, and of Aphrodite. It also has an expansive vase collection and ancient frescoes from Santorini. All major archaeological findings from the country can be found here.
Yes, the following museums offer free entry on specific days:
1. Museum of Natural History in Athens: Every Sunday
2. National Historical Museum: Every Sunday
3. Benaki Museum: Every Thursday
4. National Archaeological Museum: 18 April, 18 May, and the first Sunday of each month from 1 November to 31 March
Most of museums in Athens do not allow photography. Some of the Museums that partially allow photography are:
  • Acropolis Museum: Photography is strictly prohibited only on the first floor
  • Museum of Cycladic Art: Partially allowed
  • National Archeological Museum: Photography without flash is allowed
  • Museum of Cycladic Art: Photography is permitted without flash
Early afternoons are the best time to visit museums in Athens since most crowds gather during the early hours of the day. Avoid visiting museums in Athens on national holidays since they will be closed. Weekends and holidays also tend to get quite busy, so try to avoid visiting during these days.
Many museums such as Archeological Museum, Acropolis Museum, and Benaki Museum are closed during Christmas and New Year's.

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