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Discover twelve of the most important and popular archaeological museums in Greece

You are in Greece, the country that gave birth to civilization. Visit world-famous museums. Explore the arks of human art and creativity. Get up close and personal with priceless exhibits. Admire the representations of gods and people. Discover the everyday items of the ancients’ private and public lives. Immerse yourself in the beauty and enchantment of the treasures of human art, both great and small. Wander through the museums of Greece and experience the scale of achievement and the vast array of exhibits, many of which are famous throughout the world.

The museum doors are open; step inside!

New Acropolis Museum


One of the most important museums in Greece. Impressive and spacious, it houses every object found on the holy rock of the Acropolis, from the Mycenaean to Early Christian era.

Discover the wonder of the Acropolis museum

National Archaeological Museum


The country’s largest, it has one of the most important collections of Greek antiquities in the world, more than 11,000 finds gathered from every place where Greek civilization flourished.

Archaeological Museum of Delphi


Laid out according to modern exhibition principles, this building contains finds from the Oracle, temples and treasuries. The famous bronze Charioteer is the star attraction.

Feel the aura of Delphi’s world-famous archaeological site

Archaeological Museum of Olympia


Priceless finds from the prehistoric to Early Christian era. The sculpture collection is unparalleled, with Praxiteles’ Hermes and the frieze from the temple of Zeus taking pride of place.

Feel the spirit of Ancient Olympia

Museum of The Royal Tombs At Aigai (Vergina)


A subterranean museum-cemetery, where the tombs and finds are protected, this unique structure houses treasures of the Macedonian civilization, among them gold wreaths, ivory statuettes and rare frescoes.

Feel the majesty of Vergina’s Royal Tombs

Museum Of Prehistory, Thera, Santorini


Finds and frescoes from the Minoan era settlement at Akrotiri, including rare examples of furniture and the famous wall paintings, Spring with the Swallows and the Blue Monkeys.

Archaeological Museum of Heraklion


One of Europe’s finest, this museum contains objects covering 5,500 years of history, from the Neolithic era to Roman times. The Minoan collection is unsurpassed, with its frescoes from Knossos, superbly crafted pottery and the mysterious Phaistos disk.

The archaeological museum of Heraklion

Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki


The building is a listed monument, considered an exemplar of Modernist design. It contains exhibits from sites throughout Macedonia.

Archaeological Museum of Dion


The entrance contains an astonishing collection of sculptures, while the first floor holds a prize – a rare musical instrument, a water-operated pipe organ or hydrauli.

Archaeological Museum of Rhodes


Finds from the Mycenaean era to the Middle Ages, from Rhodes and the surrounding islands.

Palace Of The Grand Masters (Rhodes)


Perhaps the most important monument left by the Knights of St John, it contains mosaic floors, columns, mediaeval furniture and other objects from their rule on the island.

Medieval town of Rhodes

Museum Of Byzantine Civilisation, Thessaloniki


An award-winning contemporary building, with a superb collection of early Christian, Byzantine and post-Byzantine art.

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