It would not be an overstatement if we said that all of Athens is a vast outdoor museum. Besides every day the archaeological mattock razes bring to light hundreds of findings of great cultural value.
The National Archaeological Museum is one of the most famous in Greece, as well as the world. It houses finds from all over Greece, with over 20,000 exhibits, showing the history of Greek civilization from the beginnings of Prehistory to Late Antiquity.
Following 8 years of reconstruction activity for the expansion of its premises, the National Gallery of Athens is now again ready to receive visitors.
The War Museum of Greece, established in 1964, was created in order to collect, protect and exhibit Greek historical military artifacts and memorabilia.
The building of the Acropolis Museum had been, for the Greeks, a decades old dream that became a reality in 2009. In particular, the first discussions for building a museum for the Acropolis on the rock had began after the creation of the Greek Nation.
The Benaki Museum was the first private Museum in Greece. It was donated to the Greek state directly following the death of the distinguished Mr. Emmanuel Benakis in 1930, by his son, Antonis.