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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 Sparta Team Hotel
8 10
Sparta Team Hotel
21, Menandrou Str., 10563 Athens, Greece

Sparta Team Hotel is located in the centre of Athens, just a 8-minute walk from Omonoia Metro Station and Monastiraki Metro Station. The port of Piraeus is 11 km away.

Hotel in Athens, Greece Diethnes Hotel
8.4 10
Diethnes Hotel
52, Peoniou str.(Larissis Station), 104 40 Athens, Greece

Diethnes Hotel is located in Athens, just a 3-minute walk from Larissa Metro Station and Athens Railway Station. Syntagma Square is just 4 metro stops away.

Hostel in Athens, Greece Student and Travellers Inn
8.9 10
Student and Travellers Inn
16, Kidathinaion str., 10558 Athens, Greece

Student and Travellers Inn – the first hostel in Greece since 1977 is located in the heart of Plaka, right below the Acropolis. Traditional cobbled streets full of taverns, shops, cafes are right at our hostel's doorstep. The main square of Athens, Syntagma, is at 600 m, while the lively Monastiraki square is at 800 m. The nearest metro station and the bus stop for the X95 Airport Bus can be reached within a 7-minute walk.


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