Athens City Greece Guide

Museums in Athens


1 Tositsa Street, Athens
10682, Athens
Tel.: 210 8217724, 8217717,
Fax: 210 8213573
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Opening hours & Tickets

The opening hours for the National Archaeological Museum from June 4th 2011 will be:

Opening hours: Monday:
Tuesday-Sunday: 09:30-16:00

The National Archaeological Museum is closed on 25 - 26 December, 1 January, 25 March, Orthodox Easter Sunday and 1 May.

Admission fee: 7 euros
Reduced fee: 3 euros for E.U. senior citizens (over 65 years old), students from countries outside the E.U.

    Free entrance:
  • visitors under 19 years old
  • students from E.U. countries
  • admission card holders (Free Entrance Card, Culture Card, ICOM, ICOMOS)
  • journalists
  • guides
  • soldiers

Entrance is free to all visitors on the following days:
. 6 March (Memory of Melina Mercouri)
. 18 April (International Monument Day)
. 18 May (International Museum Day)
. 5 June (World Environment Day)
. the last weekend of September (European Days of Cultural Heritage)
. 27 September (International Tourism Day)
. Sundays in the period between 1 November and 31 March
. Greek official holidays during which the Museum remains open: 6 January, Clean Monday, Orthodox Good Friday (12:00 - 17:00), Orthodox Easter Saturday and Monday, Monday of the Holy Spirit, 15 August, 28 October.
. the first Sunday of April, May, June, September and October (in case this is an official holiday, it is the second Sunday of that month).

Entrance is free on the days celebrating Open Days and the European Spring of the Museums, according to the dates set each year.

Clearance of the galleries begins 20 minutes before closing time. Essential work may necessitate closing galleries without previous notice.