FAQs about National Archaeological Museum

     
    The National Archeological Museum of Athens is one of the largest museum in Greece and one of the most important museums in the world devoted to ancient Greek art. It was founded at the end of the 19th century to house antiquities from all over Greece, thus displaying their historical and artistic value. Its abundant collections provide a panorama of Greek civilization from the beginnings of Prehistory to Late Antiquity.
     
  • Where is the National Archaeological Museum?
  • What are the National Archaeological Museum opening hours?
  • What are the National Archaeological Museum entrance tickets?
  • Who is entitled to free admission to the National Archaeological Museum?
  • Who is entitled to reduced admission to the National Archaelogical Museum?
  • When is the entrance to the National Archaelogical Museum free?
  • When is the National Archaeological Museum closed?
  • Is there a coffee place for snacks or beverages at the National Archaelogical Museum?
  •  

Where is the National Archaeological Museum?
Central Athens, Address: 44 Patission Street

What are the National Archaeological Museum opening hours?
National Archaeological Museum opening hours
  • Winter season (1 November - 31 March):  
    Daily: 8.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.
    Weekend: 8.00 a.m. - 3.00 p.m.
  • Summer season (1 April - 31 October):
    Daily: 8.00 a.m. - 8.00 p.m. 
    Clearance of the galleries begins 20 minutes before closing time. 

What are the National Archaeological Museum entrance tickets?
General admission fee is 10 Euros and reduced admission fee is 5 Euros

Who is entitled to free admission to the National Archaeological Museum?
• Visitors under 18 years old (by showing their I.D. or Passport)
• Students from E.U. countries (by showing their University Card)
• Admission card holders (Free Entrance Card, ICOM, ICOMOS)
• Guides (by showing their professional card)
• Members of Societies of Friends of Museums and Archaeological Sites of Greece, by showing their membership card
• Escorts of blind people and escorts of persons with mobility difficulties

Who is entitled to reduced admission fee to the National Archaelogical Museum?
• The accompanying parents on educational visits of elementary schools
• Students from Higher Education Institutions, from non-EU countries, with current student identification card or International Student Identity Card (ISIC)
• Greek Senior citizens and Senior citizens from EU countries, 65 years of age and over, with current identification card or passport to confirm age

When is the entrance to the National Archaelogical Museum free?
Entrance is free to the National Archaelogical Museum to all visitors on the following days:
• 6 March (Memory of Melina Mercouri)
• 18 April (International Monument Day)
• 18 May (International Museum Day)
• The last weekend of September (European Days of Cultural Heritage)
• The first Sunday of the month for the period between 1 November and 31 March
• 28 October (National Holiday)

When is the National Archaeological Museum closed?
The National Archaelogical Museum is closed on: 25-26 December, 1 January, 25 March, Orthodox Easter Sunday and 1 May

Is there a coffee place for snacks or beverages at the National Archaelogical Museum?
The Museum provides a Café on the underground floor level. 


We have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of all information but there may be changes without any prior notification. We assume no responsibility for changes or errors. Please call the National Archaeological Museum site to confirm at +30 213 214 4800

Important note: Admission fees are not included in the programs' prices on this site. Please make sure you have enough cash (euros) with you to purchase the tickets.