The Ancient Agora Museum was founded in 1957, after the
reconstruction of the Stoa of Attalos by the American School
of Classical Studies(1953-56). The Stoa was originally built
by Attalos II, king of Pergamon (159-138 BC.), as a token
of his gratitude to the city of Athens. The Museum display
consists of finds from the excavations of the ancient Agora
. Adriannou str. 24 - Thission.
Tel 32.10.185. Open daily 8:30 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.. Monday
closed. Entrance fee 4 Euro.
BYZANTINE AND CHRISTIAN.
The Byzantine Museum in Athens was founded in 1914 and is
one of the national museums of Greece.Since 1930 it has
been housed in the fine "Ilisia" building complex, erected
near the river Ilisos in 1848 by the architect Stamatios
Kleanthis for Sophia de Marbois, the Duchess of Piacenza
(ancient Placentia). Unique collections of icons, sculptures,
wall - paintings, ecclesiastical vestments, jewellery and
other works of minor art from the 4th to the 19th century.
Recently renovated museum shop.
Vas. Sophias Ave.22,
Tel. 72.11.027. Open Tuesday - Sunday 8:30 a.m.
- 3 p.m. Closed Mondays. Admission 1.50 Euro.
MUSEUM OF GREECE.
which includes more than 7.500 artifacts, reflects the
life, customs, rites and traditions of Greek Judaism.
Nikis str. 39 - Syntagma
105 58 . Tel. 32.25.582. Open daily 9:00 a.m.
- 2:00 p.m. Saturday closed, Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00
p.m. Entrance fee 1.50 Euro.
The National Archaeological Museum is one of the
largest in Greece and one of most important museums
in the world devoted to ancient Greek art. The neoclassical
Museum building was founded in 1866 on a plot donated
by Eleni Tositsa and was brought to completion in 1889
under the supervision of the German architect
It was constructed to house unique works of art from
Greek antiquity, and its galleries are a panorama of
the long evolution of ancient Greek art from the prehistoric
period to Late Roman antiquity.
Patission 44 (28th
October street.) Tel. 82. 17.717.
and hours for National Museum : Winter hours ( 16th October
to 31st March) Tuesday - Sunday: 8:30 - 15:00. Monday: 10.30
- 17.00 and Holidays 8.30 - 15.00 Summer hours (1st April
to 15th October) Tuesday- Sunday: 8.00 - 19:00 Monday
12.30. - 19.00 Holidays: 8.30 - 15.00. The Museum is closed
on 1st January, 25th March, 1st May,
Easter Sunday, Christmas and Boxing Day.
Entrance fee 6 Euro. Minimum required time to visit a museum
like this 2 hours.
FOUNDATION OF THE HELLENIC
Cultural Centre "HELLENIC COSMOS" World wide Web Address
http://www.hellenic-cosmos.gr Interactive Virtual
Reality presentations in the first and only VR Systems
installed in Greece . Thems : The Ancient Olympia -
A journey through Ancient Miletus- The Magic Wardrobe
- The Traditional Olive Oil Press. Film productions.
Internet cafe Exhibitions: "National Evants and Historical
Memory", "Krossia, Chitones, Doulamades, Velades - 4000
years of Hellenic costume". Pireos Str.254 , Tavros
177 78 , Greece . Tel. (301)48.35.300. Opening hours:
Mon. , Tues. 09.00 - 18.00, Wen., Thur., Fri. 09.00
- 21.00, Sat. 11.00 - 15.00, for Winter and closed for
the Summer. Sun. 10.00 - 15.00 new!
OF GREEK FOLK ART.
The visitor begins to know the richness of the modern
Greek folk civilization through the unique collections
of embroideries, woven fabrics, traditional costumers,
silver ware, ceramics, wood - covings, figures of the
shadow theatre, popular paintings. The objects of these
collections cover a chronological period from 1650 to
this day. At the ground floor there is the renovated
Museum's shop with selected works of contemporary handicraft,
inspired from traditional subjects as well as replicas
from the exhibits.
Kydathineon Str. 17 , Plaka, Athens. Tel. 32.29.031.
Museum visiting hours : Tuesday - Sunday 10:00 a.m.
- 2:00 p.m. Mondays closed. Entrance fee 1.50 Euro.
The museum of tradidional Pottery is housed in a beautiful
neo - classical building, built in 1875 and recently
renovated, at the area of Keramikos. In the rooms of
the museum you see the different types of workshops
which used to operate in various areas of Greece like
Crete, Cyclades, Lesbos, Messenian Gulf. In the museum's
shop you will find ceramic masterpieces made by traditional
patterns, books, postcards all at very good prices.
Melidoni Str. 4-6 Athens
105 53 (Kerameikos). Open hours: Monday to
Friday 09:00 - 15:00, Sunday 10:00 - 14:00.
Over 1000 objects of Cycladic and ancient Greek art
(dating from the 3rd millennium BC to the 4th c. AD)
are displayed in the galleries on the three floors of
the museum of Cycladic art. The Museum has one the most
important collections of Cycladic art worldwide. In
the New Wing of the Museum, the Stathatos Mansion (
a nineteenth century neoclassical building designed
by Ernst Ziller) there is the exhibition "The city beneath
the city". Neophytou Douka Street 4, Kolonaki, Athens.
Tel. 72.28.321-3, Fax 72.39.382. Website:
You can admire this exclusive exhibition of 2.500 coins,
representative of all the periods of the Greek history
in a neoclassical building, the former house of Heinrich
Schliemann. On the first floor there is a gift shop
where, except from books, posters and booklets, the
visitor can also buy direct copies of ancient Greek
coins, in silver. El. Venizelou Str. 12 (Panepistimiou).
Tel. 36.43.774. Open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Mondays closed. Entrance fee 2.50 Euro.
The only Museum of Contemporary European Painting in
Greece houses the Frissiras Collection - that numbers
more than 3.000 works of art- as well as temporary exhibitions.
Housed in two impressive, fully renovated neoclassic
buildings in Plaka, the Museum has an Art Shop with
high quality art works. Monis AsteriouStr. 3&7. Plaka.
Tel. 32.34.678. - 33.16.027. Open Wed. to Fri. 11:00
a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Satur. and Sun. 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Mon. and Tues. closed.
The New Museum of the Acropolis
For the first time after the completion
of the archaeological excavations on the rock, all important
findings of the Acropolis will be exhibited together within
a single area of 14.000 square meters with the main aim
of narrating the history of the Acropolis and its foothills.
From prehistoric to classical times and then to Hellenistic,
Roman and up to later antiquity, the rich collections of
the museum will convey to the visitor the presence of man
at the Acropolis. At the same time, the extensive ruins
of the Ancient city of Athens, brought to surface at the
site where the Museum is built, will enrich the exhibition
The archaeological excavation at the
base of the Museum, the linking of the top part of the building
- the Parthenon Room - with the temple atop of the hill
and the exhibits themselves have determined the architecture
of the Museum, which gives the impression of being suspended
as it is supported by more than 100 pillars, thus creating
an impressive protective shell for the archaeological excavation.
Visual contact of those visiting the
Sculpture Room with the monument will be achieved through
the see-through glass facets of the Museum, and in particular
of the Parthenon room. At the same time, the visitor may
enjoy a unique panoramic view of the Acropolis, of the historic
hills and of modern Athens. Although it will show a wide
range of exhibits, the New Museum of the Acropolis is mainly
a sculpture museum. Sculptures, architectural and free items
that were embellishing the monuments and the Rock were bathed
by the changing natural light. The extensive use of glass
on the external surface areas of the Museum allows natural
light to enter, ensuring similar exposure conditions.
The emphasis on natural light is apparent
in all exhibition rooms. Light enters from the atrium of
the Parthenon Room and passing through its glass floor brightens
the exhibition areas down to the excavation area. The archaeological
ruins also receive natural light through perimetric, cellular
openings on the base of the Museum. The New Museum of the
Acropolis will provide services that can be expected from
a 21st century museum. Service areas prevail on the ground
floor. The visitors enters into a large anteroom housing
a sales shop, a refreshment stand overlooking the archaeological
excavation, a 200-seat amphitheatre, an area of periodic
exhibitions and a virtual reality room. The entresol has
a gallery with multimedia and a restaurant providing a panoramic
view of the Acropolis. Provisions have been made for the
easy access of persons with special needs.
The New Museum of the Acropolis is situated
in the historic area of Makriyannis, southeast of the Rock
just opposite the Dionysus theatre.
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