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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.


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 Elikon Hotel
7.9 10
Elikon Hotel
3, Dorou str., 10431 Athens, Greece

Located in the centre of Athens, Elikon Hotel is just a 2-minute walk from Omonoia Metro station, making transport easy throughout Athens. Piraeus Port is only 20 minutes away using the metro.

Hostel in Athens, Greece Athens International Youth Hostel
7.8 10
Athens International Youth Hostel
16, Victor Hugo str., 10438 Athens, Greece

Athens International Youth Hostel is a friendly, budget hostel located in a quiet residential street, close to the historic center of Athens and just 3 minutes walk from the nearest metro station. The main square of Athens, Syntagma, is at 1.5 km, while the lively Monastiraki Square is at 1.3 km. Plaka, the historic and picturesque part of Athens with narrow cobblestone streets can be reached within a 18-minute walk.

Hotel in Athens, Greece Elizabeth Hotel
8.5 10
Elizabeth Hotel
46, Arkadias Str., 11527 Athens, Greece

Elizabeth Hotel is only 10 minutes away from Panormou Metro Station. Syntagma Square is just 4 stops away using the metro and the Eleftherios Venizelos Airport can be easily reached as it is directly connected with Panormou Metro Station.


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