The best museums in Athens in 2022

These are the top 50 best museums in Athens, Greece, ranked by their rating and popularity in 2022. Click a museum for more information about the museum, including visitor information, exhibitions and reviews.

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These are the best museums in Athens:

  1. Acropolis Museum1

    Acropolis Museum

    Athens
    The Acropolis Museum is a museum in Athens that is devoted to findings from the Acropolis archaeological site. The museum exhibits almost 4,000 objects. There are mainly sculptures that used to decorate the historical sites located on the Acropolis, but also instruments that the inhabitants of Acrop
  2. National Archaeological Museum2

    National Archaeological Museum

    Athens
    The National Archaeological Museum in Athens is the largest archaeological museum in Greece. With more than 11,000 exhibits, the museum has one of the greatest collections of ancient Greek sculptures and pottery in the world. Inside, you can see artefacts that are 9,000 years old, as well as artwork
  3. Benaki Museum3

    Benaki Museum

    Athens
    Founded by a Greek Collector Antonis Benakis, the Benaki Museum displays collections of historic and artistic artefacts. The collection includes pieces from all around the world - Byzantine art, Chinese porcelain and Greek paintings. There are also religious items, musical instruments, books, weapo
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  5. Museum of Cycladic Art4

    Museum of Cycladic Art

    Athens
    The Museum of Cycladic Art is a museum in Athens that houses the Nicholas and Dolly Goulandris collection. This couple started to purchase Ancient Greek antiques in the 60s, with a focus to objects of Cycladic art. In 1981, Nicholas and Dolly Goulandris decided that their collection should be perman
  6. Museum of the Ancient Agora5

    Museum of the Ancient Agora

    Athens
    The Museum of the Ancient Agora (The Agora Museum) is a museum that is located in the rebuilt Stoa of Attalos on the Agora of Athens. The Museum of the Ancient Agora was opened in 1956 and the most important finds from the Agora are displayed on two floors. The ground floor mainly features statues,
  7. Byzantine and Christian Museum6

    Byzantine and Christian Museum

    Athens
    The Byzantine and Christian Museum is a museum in Athens that is located in the former Villa Ilissia that displays Christian art dating back to the third century. There are about 25,000 items, including sculptures, paintings, mosaics, frescoes and icons.
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  9. War Museum of Athens7

    War Museum of Athens

    Athens
    The War Museum of Athens (Athens War Museum) is a museum in the capital of Greece that is devoted to the Greek Armed Forces and that covers the history of war in all ages. This museum houses the historic arms collection of the Greek Ministry of Defense, including the collection of the Greek Army wit
  10. Hellenic Motor Museum8

    Hellenic Motor Museum

    Athens
    The Hellenic Motor Museum is a private car museum in Athens in Greece that is located on the upper floors of the Athenian Capitol shopping center. The exhibitions in the Hellenic Motor Museum alternately show 110 exhibits of the around 300 vehicles in its collection.
  11. Benaki Museum of Islamic Art9

    Benaki Museum of Islamic Art

    Athens
    The Benaki Museum of Islamic Art houses the Islamic art collections of the Benaki Museum. The museum is located in a complex of neo-classical buildings in Athens, comprising a three-storey house and a two-storey house. The collection held and displayed by the museum includes examples of all local va
  12. National Observatory of Athens - Thiseio10

    National Observatory of Athens - Thiseio

    Athens
    The National Observatory of Athens - Thiseio is a research institute in Athens that was founded in 1842 and began observations in 1847. It is the oldest research foundation in Greece and one of the oldest research institutes in Southern Europe. This is the central premise of the National Observatory
  13. Frissiras Museum11

    Frissiras Museum

    Athens
    The Frissiras Museum is a museum in Athens that exhibits Greek and other European paintings collected by Vlassis Frissiras.
  14. Floating Naval Museum Battleship Averof12

    Floating Naval Museum Battleship Averof

    Athens
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  16. Online discount!Athens City Museum13

    Athens City Museum

    Athens
    The Athens City Museum was founded in 1973 and is housed in the first royal palace of Greece, consisting of two mansions. The museum is dedicated to the history of the city and holds and exhibits objects collected by art collector Lambros Eutaxias (1905-1996), artifacts illustrating the rise and fal
  17. The Bathhouse of the Winds - Greek Folk Art Museum14

    The Bathhouse of the Winds - Greek Folk Art Museum

    Athens
  18. Eugenides Foundation Planetarium15

    Eugenides Foundation Planetarium

    Athens
  19. National Historical Museum16

    National Historical Museum

    Athens
    The National Historical Museum is a historical museum in Athens that is housed in the former seat of Parliament. The museum displays a collection of items dating back to the capture of Constantinople by the Ottomans in 1453. Main focus in the National Historical Museum in Athens is on the period of
  20. Numismatic Museum17

    Numismatic Museum

    Athens
    The Numismatic Museum of Athens is a museum that is housed in the mansion of the archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann. The museum houses one of the greatest collections of coins in the world, both ancient and modern, containing 600,000 objects, mainly coins but also medals, standard masses, dies and st
  21. The Jewish Museum of Greece18

    The Jewish Museum of Greece

    Athens
    The Jewish Museum of Greece in Athens documents as one of three museums (next to the Jewish Museum Thessaloniki and the small Jewish Museum Rhodes) the history of Judaism in Greece. Although Jews have been living in Greece since antiquity, the exhibits are mainly from the modern era. Parts of the sy
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  23. Goulandris Museum of Natural History19

    Goulandris Museum of Natural History

    Athens
  24. Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum20

    Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum

    Athens
    The Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum is a jewelry museum in the Greek capital Athens. The museum was founded by the famous Greek jewelry designer Ilias Lalounis. The Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum holds 24 collections of more than 4000 jewels and small ornaments, dedicated to the history and art of je
  25. Museum of Greek Folk Musical Instruments21

    Museum of Greek Folk Musical Instruments

    Athens
    The Museum of Greek Folk Musical Instruments (The Museum of Popular Music Instruments) is a museum and Research Centre for Ethnomusicology in Athens. The museum is housed in the Lassanis Mansion where it exhibits around 600 Greek musical instruments dating from the last 300 years.
  26. Athens University Museum22

    Athens University Museum

    Athens
    The Athens University Museum is a museum in Plaka in Athens that is housed in the Kleanthis - Saubert House, one of the most historic buildings in Athens. It once was a structure of the Ottoman period, but it got completely renovated between 1831 and 1833. The Athens University Museum functions as a
  27. Hellenic Children's Museum23

    Hellenic Children's Museum

    Athens
    The Hellenic Children's Museum conducts educational programs for children, all in a fun and creative way. Children are free to explore, experiment and play in the museum.
  28. Municipal Art Gallery24

    Municipal Art Gallery

    Athens
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    B. & M. Theocharakis Foundation

    Athens
    The B. & M. Theocharakis Foundation is a foundation and a museum in Athens for fine arts and music.
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  31. Epigraphical Museum26

    Epigraphical Museum

    Athens
    The Epigraphic Museum of Athens is the third largest museum of ancient inscriptions in the world. The collection of the collection Epigraphical Museum includes 13,500 inscriptions, mainly in Latin, from the beginning of the historical period to the late Roman period. It is located in the south wing
  32. Museum of Pavlos and Alexandra Kanellopoulos27

    Museum of Pavlos and Alexandra Kanellopoulos

    Athens
    The Museum of Pavlos and Alexandra Kanellopoulos is a small museum of antiquitie named after the collectors of the exhibited Greek artefacts. The museum is housed in the neoclassical mansion of the Michalea family built in 1864. The collection contains the private collection of Paul and Alexandra Ka
  33. Sanctuary of Artemis at Brauron28

    Sanctuary of Artemis at Brauron

    Athens
  34. Marika Kotopouli Museum29

    Marika Kotopouli Museum

    Athens
    The Marika Kotopouli Museum is a modern art museum in Zografou in Athens that is housed in a building that was built by Greek theater actress Marika Kotopouli as her holiday home in 1926. In 1990, it opened to the public as a museum of modern art hosting art exhibitions as well as the permanent coll
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    Museum Alex Mylona - Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art

    Athens
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    Museum of the History of the Greek Costume of the Lyceum Club of Greek Women

    Athens
    Museum of the History of the Greek Costume of the Lyceum Club of Greek Women is a special interest museum in Athens. The museum holds and displays a collection that includes Greek traditional costumes, porcelain dolls with Greek costumes, reproductions of minoan, classic and Byzantine clothes and je
  37. Nikos Hadjikyriakos-Ghika Gallery - Benaki Museum32

    Nikos Hadjikyriakos-Ghika Gallery - Benaki Museum

    Athens
    Nikos Hadjikyriakos-Ghikas also known as Niko Ghika or just Ghika (1906 - 1994) was a leading Greek painter, sculptor, author and academician who mainly painted in Cubist style, among other styles. The Nikos Hadjikyriakos-Ghika Gallery - Benaki Museum is housed in his house in which a large collecti
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    Katakouzenos House Museum

    Athens
  39. Melina Mercouri Foundation - Exhibition Area34

    Melina Mercouri Foundation - Exhibition Area

    Athens
  40. Eleftherios Venizelos Museum35

    Eleftherios Venizelos Museum

    Athens
    The Eleftherios Venizelos Museum is a museum in Athens that is dedicated to Eleftherios Venizelos, a prominent Greek leader of the Greek national liberation movement and a charismatic statesman of the early 20th century. The core of the collections of the Eleftherios Venizelos Museum originates from
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    Institute of Hellenic Mills

    Athens
  42. National Gallery37

    National Gallery

    Athens
    The National Gallery in Athens (National Art Gallery–Alexandros Soutzos Museum) is an art museum in Athens that is dedicated to Greek and European art from the 14th century to the 20th century. Exhibitions in the National Gallery of Athens are focused on post-Byzantine Greek Art, but the museum also
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    Benaki Museum Benaki - Pireos St. Annexe

    Athens
    Benaki Museum Benaki - Pireos St. Annexe is a location of the Benaki Museum with temporary exhibitions.
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    Cultural Centre Hellenic Cosmos

    Athens
    The Cultural Centre Hellenic Cosmos is a hi-tech cultural centre in Athens that introduces visitors to the Hellenic culture with the use of virtual reality tours and performances. The Cultural Centre aims to unravel the complex issues of Hellenism.
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    School Life and Education Museum

    Athens
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    Museum of the Center for the Acropolis Studies

    Athens
    The Museum of the Center for the Acropolis Studies is part of the new Acropolis Museum in Athens. The museum is housed in the Weiler Building, named after the Bavarian engineer who constructed it in 1836. After serving as a military hospital and a gendarmes barracks it was converted to a museum. The
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    Herakleidon Museum

    Athens
    The Herakleidon Museum is an interactive center for popularized science in Athens with a permanent interactive exhibition "I Play and Understand" inviting children and adults to come into contact with science, art, and mathematics, through creative play and interactive exhibits.
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    National Observatory of Athens - Penteli

    Athens
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    Museum of Greek Children's Art

    Athens
    The Museum of Greek Children's Ar is a museum with a very unusual concept that promotes children's art and aims to develop children's aesthetics and creativity.
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    Museum of Mineralogy and Petrology

    Athens
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    Permanent Exhibition Man and Tools - Greek Folk Art Museum

    Athens
    The Permanent Exhibition Man and Tools - Greek Folk Art Museum is a branch of the Greek Folk Art Museum that holds objects introducing the tools craftsmen used in the past.
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    Hellenic Folklore Research Centre

    Athens
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    Paxinou-Minotis Museum and Archive

    Athens
    The Paxinou-Minotis Museum is a museum in Athens that is devoted to the Greek film and stage actress Katina Paxinou. The museum holds and exhibits a collection of memorabilia of the life of Paxinou, including her furniture, paintings, sketches, photographs, books and personal items donated by Paxino
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    Spathario Museum of Shadow Theatre

    Athens
    The Spathario Museum of Shadow Theatre (Spathario Shadow Theatre Museum) is a museum in Maroussi in Athens that is named after prominent Greek puppet shadow artist Evgenios Spatharis, who was the most prominent shadow theatre artist in Greece. The Spathario Museum of Shadow Theatre mostly mostly exh
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    Museum of Political Exiles An Stratis

    Athens
    The island of Ai Stratis is located in the North Aegean, southwest of Lemnos and has about 210 permanent residents. Between 1926 - 1967 it was a place of exile for about 10,000 people. The Museum of Political Exiles An Stratis is dedicated to preserving the memory and experience of these people.

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