Athens does not stand out for its quantity or quality museum but it is a city with cultural and artistic proposals for all audiences and budgets. Its great virtue is that it is the ideal place to bring the little ones to fantastic worlds such as archeology, mythology or classical history. Athens Mus
Athens does not stand out for its quantity or quality museum but it is a city with cultural and artistic proposals for all audiences and budgets. Its great virtue is that it is the ideal place to bring the little ones to fantastic worlds such as archeology, mythology or classical history.
Alternate your cultural visits in Athens with tours of the Pedio Areos park and its great Minoan labyrinth or go to the Botanical Gardens to enjoy the zoo, the pond or the more than 500 plant species.
- Acropolis Museum
Inaugurated in 2009, the new Acropolis Museum is a spectacular building that houses an exhibition of more than 2,000 archaeological pieces found in the Acropolis itself.
Built in steel, glass and cement, the museum has an area of 14,000 square meters and impresses both its content and its continent. The last floor, raised with the same dimensions as the Parthenon, is deviated 23º with respect to the rest of the building; so that it is oriented directly towards the Acropolis allowing privileged views.
It is, without a doubt, a fundamental visit on our trip to Athens.
The Acropolis Museum is located south of the Acropolis, on Dionysiou Areopagitou Street.
The visiting hours are from 08:00 to 20:00, except on Fridays, which is from 08:00 to 20:00. On Mondays it remains closed.
Admission costs 5 euros for adults and is free for students.
- Archaeological Museum
The Archaeological Museum of Athens is one of the most important of its kind in the world and hosts most of the Greek archaeological treasures.
Although the museum is very large and requires time to visit it completely, your visit is not tedious and entertains both adults and children thanks to the arrangement of their exhibitions.
Jewelry, ceramics, ivory and crystal objects, marble figures, funerary masks, bronze elements or mummies make up the main elements that can be observed in thematic rooms about Egypt, Santorini or Prehistory in Greece.
The Archaeological Museum of Athens is located at 44 Patission Street, north of Omonia Square.
Visiting hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. except on Mondays that are open from 1:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Admission is 7 euros for adults and 3 euros for adults over 65 and students. Children under 19 are free.
- Museum of Children's Art
The Museum of Children's Art of Athens is a museum made by and for the little ones. His paintings are here works of art that hang from the walls; the toys of their grandparents and great grandparents become a history lesson and the library of rare books in a place where you can find small treasures.
A beautiful corner of this museum is located in the attic where the grandparents 'and grandmothers' room has been decorated, where children can dress up in costumes from other eras and discover for themselves what the typical Greek homes were like.
The Children's Art Museum is located on Kidathinaion Street, 14.
- Eugenides Planetarium
The Athens Planetarium is one of the most modern, best equipped and largest in the world. In it children will be surprised while learning the history of the universe thanks to their interactive presentations and their scientific activities.
The Planetarium dome measures 25 meters in diameter and covers an area of 950 square meters.
The Athens Planetarium is located on Syggrou Avenue, 387.
- Ellinikos Kosmos
Ellinikos Kosmos is the cultural center of the Hellenic World Foundation, a place designed to transmit the Hellenic culture to the little ones in a fun way, through games and virtual reality proposals.
Three shows -Tholos, Ark and Magic- are responsible for entertaining and teaching Greek history from the Stone Age to the present.
Ellinikos Kosmos is located on Pireos Street, 254.