National Archaeological Museum

Local nameΕθνικό Αρχαιολογικό Μουσείο
LocationAthens, Greece

This museum is the largest archaeological museum in Greece. Visiting it is a must for both fans of art and fans of history. Do not miss the golden mask that, the rumour has it, was found in the grave of king Agamemnon, and the Antikythera: the mankind's oldest computer.

With more than 11,000 exhibits, the museum boasts 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 some of the most beautiful artworks from the Greek Golden Age. All are organized into 5 large sections, from sculptures to metallurgy.

Although the majority of the collections comes from Greece, you can also find an entire exhibition devoted to Egypt and Cyprus here.

The museum also hosts temporary exhibitions. In 2017, the latest such exhibition – intended to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the museum's opening – is devoted to Odyssey, the famous epic poem by Homer.

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Opening hours

Closed on Jan 1, Mar 25, May 1, Orthodox Easter Sunday, Dec 25 and 26.


Apr-Oct: €10
Nov-March: €5
Students (EU), Children (under 18): Free

Free admission on Mar 6, Apr 18, May 18, last weekend of Sep, Oct 28, first Sunday of the month between Nov 1 - Mar 31.

More information and contact


Official Website


Phone +30 213 2144800

Address 44 Patission Street, Athens 10682, Greece

Coordinates 37°59'20.482" N 23°43'57.671" E

Tours and activities: National Archaeological Museum

Athens City Pass: Free Admissions and Free Tours

Private Walking Tour: National Archaeological Museum

from 74 USD

Athens Shore Excursion: National Archaeological Museum plus Byzantine and Christian Museum Private Tour

from 71 USD

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