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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 Carolina Hotel
8.8 10
Carolina Hotel
55, Kolokotroni str., 10560 Athens, Greece

Hotel Carolina is strategically located in the center of Athens, just 500 m from the lively Monastiraki Square and 200 m from Ermou shopping street. The main square of Athens, Syntagma, is a 10-minute walk away. Plaka, the historic part of Athens, is a 15-minute walk away. Athens International Airport is at 43 km.

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.

Hotel in Athens, Greece Argo Hotel
Argo Hotel
25, Victor Hugo Str., 10437 Athens, Greece

Argo Hotel is located in the centre of Athens, just a 3- minute walk from Metaxourgeio Metro Station and an 8- minute walk from Omonoia Square. Athens International Airport "Eleftherios Venizelos" is a 35- minute drive.


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