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Free museums and free admission days in Athens and Greece: explore the Greek culture on a budget

Athens ● 21 February 2017
 

Visiting a museum is one of the most interesting things to do when travelling. Especially in Greece, with its numerous archaeological sites and museums, this cultural activity can be one of a kind. The good news are that the entrance fee in Greek museums and archaeological sites is cheap, but the best news are that you can find in Greece, and especially in Athens, free museums or museums with free admission days.

Every first Sunday of the month between November and March, all museums and archaeological sites in Greece are free. For those under 18 years, they are always free. If you visit Athens in the summertime and you can't take advantage of this free admission day, you should remember that the Acropolis ticket (12€) includes the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Ancient Agora (Athens), Roman Agora and Keramikos Archealogical site.

Benaki Museum, one of the best museums in Athens, is free on Thursdays.

Archaeological Museum Athens

However, there are in Athens museums that are always and for everyone free:

Kanellopoulos Museum: a wonderful cultural museum in a historic mansion in Plaka.

Museum of Greek Popular Instruments: it displays traditional instruments and costumes as well as recordings and other folk art items.

Epigraphical Museum: a significant collection of Greek ancient inscriptions on stone tablets.

Centre of Folk Art and Tradition: periodic exhibitions in a stunning mansion in Plaka.

Maria Callas Museum: a museum dedicated to Maria Callas and her voice.

Museum of Eleftherios Venizelos: in an independent building next to Eleftherias Park Art Centre, the museum hosts a permanent exhibition on the Greek statesman Eleftherios Venizelos. It features his personal collection of books and written material as well as the historical events happened in his era.


In Athens, you can find also many art galleries with exceptional exhibits of modern art, which are always free.


Where to Stay

Hotel in Athens, Greece Alma Hotel
6.8 10
Alma Hotel
5, Dorou str., 10432 Athens, Greece

Alma Hotel is located in the centre of Athens, just a 2-minute walk from Omonia Metro Station, offering easy access to Athens Railway Station and Piraeus Port. Athens airport Eleftherios Venizelos is 36 km away.

Hotel in Athens, Greece Olympion
8.6 10
Olympion
10, Lorentzou Mavili str., 13671 Athens, Greece

Located 100 m from the suburban station of Kato Acharnes, connecting to Athens city centre. El. Venizelos International Airport is 35 km away from the hotel.

Hotel in Athens, Greece Hellinis Hotel
7.9 10
Hellinis Hotel
177, Sygrou Avenue, 17121 Athens, Greece

Offering the view of the Acropolis, Hellinis Hotel is located 3.5 km from Syntagma Square and the center of Athens and it is a great choice for both leisure and business travelers. Piraeus port is at 6 km, while Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos is at 39 km.


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