We’ve already written about some of the best ways to make the most of Athens this summer, which wouldn’t be complete without checking out its museums. Being as it is the birthplace of Western culture (for better or for worse….), it only follows that Athens’ museums have quite a bit to say.
It’s been brought to my attention that this is a post I should have written months ago, but Greek summer happened and so, here we are.
Are you tired of Googling Athens’ museums to find their opening hours? Tired of navigating websites that aren’t exactly the most user-friendly (not naming any names here, but if there’s a section that says ‘visit us’ and the hours aren’t explicit, consider some UX redesign…)?
Below is a no-frills list of major Athens museums (annexes not included) and their opening times. Is there a museum missing from here that you’d like to know, please comment! Take a screenshot, email it to all your friends.
These times reflect summer 2017 and of course, are subject to change for holidays and with the seasons.
Summer season hours (1 April – 31 October)
Monday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (last admission: 3:30 p.m.)
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (last admission: 7:30 p.m.)
Friday 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. (last admission: 9:30 p.m.)
Saturday/Sunday 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (last admission: 7:30 p.m.)
Winter season hours (1 November – 31 March)
Monday – Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (last admission: 4:30 p.m.)
Friday 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. (last admission: 9:30 p.m.)
Saturday/Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (last admission: 7:30 p.m.)
Benaki Museum Museum of Greek Culture (aka the “main” Benaki museum. There are several annexes in different locations)
Wednesday & Friday: 9:00 AM – 17:00
Thursday & Saturday: 9:00 AM – 24:00
Sunday: 9:00 AM – 15:00
Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday: 10:00 AM – 17:00
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 20:00
Sunday: 11:00 AM – 17:00
From April 1st 2017 until October 31st 2017
Monday: 13:00 – 20:00
Tuesday – Sunday: 08:00 AM – 20:00
Tuesday – Sunday: 8:30 AM – 14:30
Central building is currently closed for renovations, new museum is coming!
Now closed through September 15th 2017.
Hours coming soon.
Tuesday-Saturday: 10.00 AM – 14.00
Sunday: 11.00 AM – 14.00
We kept this no-frills so you can easily use it as a guide just for opening times. If you’re interested in a more in-depth dive into Athens, Greece museums, we’d love to hear from you!
And if you don’t already follow us on Instagram, we’re @delphireclaimed where we frequently go live from said museums 🙂
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