Museums of Greece

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Greece today has more than 200 State museums or museums supervised by the Ministry of Culture, as well as 107 private museums. Here you will have the opportunity to admire unique works of art and sciences and trace over 6,000 years of history. Greek museums are classified in the following categories:


  • Archaeological Museums
  • Byzantine Museums
  • Folklore and History Museums
  • Greek Art Museums (Ancient, Byzantine, Modern)
  • Asian Art Museums
  • Plastic Art Museums and Art Galleries
  • Theatrical Museums
  • Cinema and Photography Museums
  • Music Museums
  • Maritime Museums
  • Natural History Museums
  • Science and Technology Museums

Opening Hours
Most of the State-run Museums are open every day except Mondays. They are also closed on the following Public Holidays: January 1st, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, May 1st, Christmas and Boxing Days (December 25th and 26th). With respect to other Public Holidays, please contact the museum you wish to visit to check whether it will be open or not on that specific day.

Taking photographs and video
In general, photography and video recording is allowed provided that tripods and flashlights are not used. However, you should contact museum officials in advance in order to check whether you need to pay an extra fee or get special permission for the use of a camera or video camera.

All Greek Museums
National Archeological Museum, Museums – Drama, Museum of Greek folk music instruments, Museum of Greek folk art, Numismatic Museum, Museum of Children Arts – Xanthi, Museums of Ioannina, Museums in Chania, Frisira Museum, Museums -Rethimno, Museums in Heraklion, Folklore Museum – Orestiada, Museums – Ios, Museums in Syros, Maritime Museum of Salamina, Museum of Silk, Folklore Museum – Xanthi, Ancient Avdira- Archeological Museum of Avdira, Folklore Museum – Didimoticho, Folklore and natural history Museum, Military Museum, Museums – Thessaloniki, Folklore Museum of Salamina, Archeological collections in Metro Stations, Museum of Banknotes, Museums – Komotini, Natural History Museum, Folklore Museum – Samothrace, Museums – Lesvos, National Historic Museum, National Gallery – Alexandros Soutzos Museum, Museum of Chris Capralos, Museums – Trikala, Museum of Natural History – Xanthi, National museum of contemporary art, Archaeological Museum of Salamina, Athens City Museum(Vourou-Eftaxia istitution, Museums – Chios, Municipal Gallery of Dimitrios Nalbadis, Collections of Gennadios Library, The New Acropolis Museum, Municipal Gallery – Xanthi, Museums – Amfissa, The Museum of Olive, Archeological Museum, Goulandri Museum of Cycladic and Ancient Greek Art, Church Museum, Foundation of the Hellenic World, Vorre Museum, Ethnic Museum of Thrace, Museums – Aghios Nikolaos, Folklore Museum of Aegina, Archeological Museum – Kilkis, Museums – Samos, Museum of Diachronic Art, Museums – Delfi, War Museum – Kilkis, Archaeological Museum of Aegina, Benaki Museum, Museum of Asian Arts, Museums – Limnos, Museum of Natural History – Kilkis, Byzantine and Christian Museum, War Museum, Goulandri Museum of Natural History (Gaia Center), Museums in Mykonos, Folklore Museums – Soufli, Museums – Attica

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