Museums & Galleries

Athens city offers visitors unique cultural experiences through its rich blend of modern museums and art galleries. When in Athens, visit Greece’s most impressive museum, the new Acropolis Museum and explore modern and contemporary art by significant Greek and foreign artists at B&E Goulandris Foundation and Museum of Cycladic Art.

 

The Acropolis Museum

The Acropolis Museum is an archaeological museum focused on the findings of the Athenian Acropolis. It houses every artifact found on the rock and on the surrounding slopes, from the Greek Bronze Age to Roman and Byzantine Greece and lies over the ruins of a part of Roman and early Byzantine Athens.

B&E Goulandris Foundation

The new museum Basil & Elise (B&E) Goulandris Foundation is housed in a listed, mid-war building and a contemporary extension. Its collection focuses on modern and contemporary art by Greek and foreign artists, including rare works by masters of the European avant-garde such as Cézanne, Gauguin, Monet, Degas, Rodin, Picasso, Miró, Giacometti, van Gogh as well as works by distinguished modern Greek painters including Parthenis, Hadjikyriakos-Ghika, Tsarouchis, Moralis and others.

Museum of Cycladic Art

The Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens, inaugurated in 1986, features a 5,000-year-old artwork collection from the Cyclades Islands. It also displays countless pieces of art from Cyprus and Ancient Greece. The museum houses a collection of over 3,000 works of art from the Cyclades, Cyprus and Ancient Greece. These evidence the various cultures that bloomed from the fourth century BC till the sixth century AD in the Aegean Sea islands and East Mediterranean.