The best museums in Greece in 2021

These are the top 50 best museums in Greece, ranked by their rating and popularity in 2021. Click a museum for more information about the museum, including visitor information, exhibitions and reviews.

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These are the best museums in Greece:

  1. Acropolis Museum1

    Acropolis Museum

    Athens
    The Acropolis Museum is a museum in Athens that is devoted to findings from the Acropolis archaeological site. The museum exhibits almost 4,000 objects. There are mainly sculptures that used to decorate the historical sites located on the Acropolis, but also instruments that the inhabitants of Acrop
  2. National Archaeological Museum2

    National Archaeological Museum

    Athens
    The National Archaeological Museum in Athens is the largest archaeological museum in Greece. With more than 11,000 exhibits, the museum has one of the greatest collections of ancient Greek sculptures and pottery in the world. Inside, you can see artefacts that are 9,000 years old, as well as artwork
  3. Benaki Museum3

    Benaki Museum

    Athens
    Founded by a Greek Collector Antonis Benakis, the Benaki Museum displays collections of historic and artistic artefacts. The collection includes pieces from all around the world - Byzantine art, Chinese porcelain and Greek paintings. There are also religious items, musical instruments, books, weapo
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  5. Museum of Cycladic Art4

    Museum of Cycladic Art

    Athens
    The Museum of Cycladic Art is a museum in Athens that houses the Nicholas and Dolly Goulandris collection. This couple started to purchase Ancient Greek antiques in the 60s, with a focus to objects of Cycladic art. In 1981, Nicholas and Dolly Goulandris decided that their collection should be perman
  6. Museum of the Ancient Agora5

    Museum of the Ancient Agora

    Athens
    The Museum of the Ancient Agora (The Agora Museum) is a museum that is located in the rebuilt Stoa of Attalos on the Agora of Athens. The Museum of the Ancient Agora was opened in 1956 and the most important finds from the Agora are displayed on two floors. The ground floor mainly features statues,
  7. Byzantine and Christian Museum6

    Byzantine and Christian Museum

    Athens
    The Byzantine and Christian Museum is a museum in Athens that is located in the former Villa Ilissia that displays Christian art dating back to the third century. There are about 25,000 items, including sculptures, paintings, mosaics, frescoes and icons.
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  9. Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki7

    Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki

    Thessaloniki
    The Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki is a history museum in Thessaloniki that is housed in a building that is example of the modern architectural trends of Greece, designed by architect Patroklos Karantinos. The museum holds objects from the Prehistoric, Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic and Roma
  10. Museum of Byzantine Culture8

    Museum of Byzantine Culture

    Thessaloniki
    The Museum of Byzantine Culture is a history museum in Thessaloniki with a collection of objects from the 2nd to the 20th century, mostly consisting of coins, seals and small artifacts, but also sculptures and icons, all from Thessaloniki and Macedonia, from churches, private houses and cemeteries.
  11. War Museum of Athens9

    War Museum of Athens

    Athens
    The War Museum of Athens (Athens War Museum) is a museum in the capital of Greece that is devoted to the Greek Armed Forces and that covers the history of war in all ages. This museum houses the historic arms collection of the Greek Ministry of Defense, including the collection of the Greek Army wit
  12. Hellenic Motor Museum10

    Hellenic Motor Museum

    Athens
    The Hellenic Motor Museum is a private car museum in Athens in Greece that is located on the upper floors of the Athenian Capitol shopping center. The exhibitions in the Hellenic Motor Museum alternately show 110 exhibits of the around 300 vehicles in its collection.
  13. War Museum of Thessaloniki11

    War Museum of Thessaloniki

    Thessaloniki
    The War Museum of Thessaloniki is a military museum in Thessaloniki that is housed in the building designed by architect Vitaliano Poselli, built between 1900 and 1902. The War Museum of Thessaloniki illustrates the Hellenic race throughout history and contributes to the documentation of the history
  14. Noesis - Science Center and Technology Museum12

    Noesis - Science Center and Technology Museum

    Thessaloniki
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  16. Benaki Museum of Islamic Art13

    Benaki Museum of Islamic Art

    Athens
    The Benaki Museum of Islamic Art houses the Islamic art collections of the Benaki Museum. The museum is located in a complex of neo-classical buildings in Athens, comprising a three-storey house and a two-storey house. The collection held and displayed by the museum includes examples of all local va
  17. Jewish Museum of Thessaloniki14

    Jewish Museum of Thessaloniki

    Thessaloniki
    The Jewish Museum of Thessaloniki is a museum that is devoted to the history of Sephardic Jews and Jewish life in Thessaloniki. The museum holds monumental stones and inscriptions that were found in the great Jewish necropolis east of the city walls along with photographs that show the cemetery and
  18. Museum of the Macedonian Struggle15

    Museum of the Macedonian Struggle

    Thessaloniki
    The Museum for the Macedonian Struggle is a history museum in Thessaloniki housed in a neo-classical building designed by architect Ernst Ziller and built in 1893. The museum is devoted to the Greek and Balkan history of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It presents the local history and cultu
  19. National Observatory of Athens - Thiseio16

    National Observatory of Athens - Thiseio

    Athens
    The National Observatory of Athens - Thiseio is a research institute in Athens that was founded in 1842 and began observations in 1847. It is the oldest research foundation in Greece and one of the oldest research institutes in Southern Europe. This is the central premise of the National Observatory
  20. Frissiras Museum17

    Frissiras Museum

    Athens
    The Frissiras Museum is a museum in Athens that exhibits Greek and other European paintings collected by Vlassis Frissiras.
  21. Floating Naval Museum Battleship Averof18

    Floating Naval Museum Battleship Averof

    Athens
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  23. Athens City Museum19

    Athens City Museum

    Athens
    The Athens City Museum was founded in 1973 and is housed in the first royal palace of Greece, consisting of two mansions. The museum is dedicated to the history of the city and holds and exhibits objects collected by art collector Lambros Eutaxias (1905-1996), artifacts illustrating the rise and fal
  24. The Bathhouse of the Winds - Greek Folk Art Museum20

    The Bathhouse of the Winds - Greek Folk Art Museum

    Athens
  25. Eugenides Foundation Planetarium21

    Eugenides Foundation Planetarium

    Athens
  26. National Historical Museum22

    National Historical Museum

    Athens
    The National Historical Museum is a historical museum in Athens that is housed in the former seat of Parliament. The museum displays a collection of items dating back to the capture of Constantinople by the Ottomans in 1453. Main focus in the National Historical Museum in Athens is on the period of
  27. Numismatic Museum23

    Numismatic Museum

    Athens
    The Numismatic Museum of Athens is a museum that is housed in the mansion of the archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann. The museum houses one of the greatest collections of coins in the world, both ancient and modern, containing 600,000 objects, mainly coins but also medals, standard masses, dies and st
  28. The Jewish Museum of Greece24

    The Jewish Museum of Greece

    Athens
    The Jewish Museum of Greece in Athens documents as one of three museums (next to the Jewish Museum Thessaloniki and the small Jewish Museum Rhodes) the history of Judaism in Greece. Although Jews have been living in Greece since antiquity, the exhibits are mainly from the modern era. Parts of the sy
  29. Thessaloniki Cinema Museum25

    Thessaloniki Cinema Museum

    Thessaloniki
    The Thessaloniki Cinema Museum is a museum in Thessaloniki that is devoted to Greece’s Cinema development. The museum researches and documents material in relation to the art of cinematography. The museum features a collection of displays not exclusively related to cinema that unravels as a film com
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  31. Goulandris Museum of Natural History26

    Goulandris Museum of Natural History

    Athens
  32. Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum27

    Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum

    Athens
    The Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum is a jewelry museum in the Greek capital Athens. The museum was founded by the famous Greek jewelry designer Ilias Lalounis. The Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum holds 24 collections of more than 4000 jewels and small ornaments, dedicated to the history and art of je
  33. Museum of Greek Folk Musical Instruments28

    Museum of Greek Folk Musical Instruments

    Athens
    The Museum of Greek Folk Musical Instruments (The Museum of Popular Music Instruments) is a museum and Research Centre for Ethnomusicology in Athens. The museum is housed in the Lassanis Mansion where it exhibits around 600 Greek musical instruments dating from the last 300 years.
  34. Athens University Museum29

    Athens University Museum

    Athens
    The Athens University Museum is a museum in Plaka in Athens that is housed in the Kleanthis - Saubert House, one of the most historic buildings in Athens. It once was a structure of the Ottoman period, but it got completely renovated between 1831 and 1833. The Athens University Museum functions as a
  35. Hellenic Children's Museum30

    Hellenic Children's Museum

    Athens
    The Hellenic Children's Museum conducts educational programs for children, all in a fun and creative way. Children are free to explore, experiment and play in the museum.
  36. Municipal Art Gallery31

    Municipal Art Gallery

    Athens
  37. Museum of Photography Thessaloniki32

    Museum of Photography Thessaloniki

    Thessaloniki
    The Museum of Photography Thessaloniki is the only museum dedicated to the art of photography in Greece and is housed in Warehouse A on the First Pier of the Port of Thessaloniki. The collections that the Museum of Photography Thessaloniki holds consist of more than 100,000 photographic objects, cov
  38. Folklife and Ethnological Museum of Macedonia - Thrace33

    Folklife and Ethnological Museum of Macedonia - Thrace

    Thessaloniki
    The Folklife and Ethnological Museum of Macedonia - Thrace is a museum in Thessaloniki that is devoted to the traditional culture of recent times in the region northern Greece. The museum records the evidence of the past, by which the pre-modern man faced the basic life needs and organized his socia
  39. Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art34

    Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art

    Thessaloniki
    The Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art is a contemporary art museum in Thessaloniki with a collection of over 2,000 works by Greek and international artists. The core of the collection is the donation by Alexandros Iolas of 30 works by international artists. The museum is housed in a specially mo
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    B. & M. Theocharakis Foundation

    Athens
    The B. & M. Theocharakis Foundation is a foundation and a museum in Athens for fine arts and music.
  41. Epigraphical Museum36

    Epigraphical Museum

    Athens
    The Epigraphic Museum of Athens is the third largest museum of ancient inscriptions in the world. The collection of the collection Epigraphical Museum includes 13,500 inscriptions, mainly in Latin, from the beginning of the historical period to the late Roman period. It is located in the south wing
  42. Thessaloniki Olympic Museum37

    Thessaloniki Olympic Museum

    Thessaloniki
    The Thessaloniki Olympic Museum is a Sport Museum in Thessaloniki devoted to the athletic history of Greece. The museum consists of four exhibition halls with the permanent exhibition dedicated to Olympic Games 'Prominence of Sport History and Olympic Ideal', the permanent exhibition 'Science of Spo
  43. State Museum of Contemporary Art38

    State Museum of Contemporary Art

    Thessaloniki
    The Thessaloniki State Museum of Contemporary Art (MOMus–Museum of Modern Art–Costakis Collection) is an art museum with an initial collection that was formed by a large part of the well known Costakis Collection with around 1,275 Russian avant-garde paintings, sculptures, drawings and constructions
  44. Museum of Pavlos and Alexandra Kanellopoulos39

    Museum of Pavlos and Alexandra Kanellopoulos

    Athens
    The Museum of Pavlos and Alexandra Kanellopoulos is a small museum of antiquitie named after the collectors of the exhibited Greek artefacts. The museum is housed in the neoclassical mansion of the Michalea family built in 1864. The collection contains the private collection of Paul and Alexandra Ka
  45. Sanctuary of Artemis at Brauron40

    Sanctuary of Artemis at Brauron

    Athens
  46. Marika Kotopouli Museum41

    Marika Kotopouli Museum

    Athens
    The Marika Kotopouli Museum is a modern art museum in Zografou in Athens that is housed in a building that was built by Greek theater actress Marika Kotopouli as her holiday home in 1926. In 1990, it opened to the public as a museum of modern art hosting art exhibitions as well as the permanent coll
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    Museum Alex Mylona - Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art

    Athens
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    Museum of the History of the Greek Costume of the Lyceum Club of Greek Women

    Athens
    Museum of the History of the Greek Costume of the Lyceum Club of Greek Women is a special interest museum in Athens. The museum holds and displays a collection that includes Greek traditional costumes, porcelain dolls with Greek costumes, reproductions of minoan, classic and Byzantine clothes and je
  49. Nikos Hadjikyriakos-Ghika Gallery - Benaki Museum44

    Nikos Hadjikyriakos-Ghika Gallery - Benaki Museum

    Athens
    Nikos Hadjikyriakos-Ghikas also known as Niko Ghika or just Ghika (1906 - 1994) was a leading Greek painter, sculptor, author and academician who mainly painted in Cubist style, among other styles. The Nikos Hadjikyriakos-Ghika Gallery - Benaki Museum is housed in his house in which a large collecti
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    Katakouzenos House Museum

    Athens
  51. Melina Mercouri Foundation - Exhibition Area46

    Melina Mercouri Foundation - Exhibition Area

    Athens
  52. Eleftherios Venizelos Museum47

    Eleftherios Venizelos Museum

    Athens
    The Eleftherios Venizelos Museum is a museum in Athens that is dedicated to Eleftherios Venizelos, a prominent Greek leader of the Greek national liberation movement and a charismatic statesman of the early 20th century. The core of the collections of the Eleftherios Venizelos Museum originates from
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    Institute of Hellenic Mills

    Athens
  54. National Gallery49

    National Gallery

    Athens
    The National Gallery in Athens (National Art Gallery–Alexandros Soutzos Museum) is an art museum in Athens that is dedicated to Greek and European art from the 14th century to the 20th century. Exhibitions in the National Gallery of Athens are focused on post-Byzantine Greek Art, but the museum also
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    Benaki Museum Benaki - Pireos St. Annexe

    Athens
    Benaki Museum Benaki - Pireos St. Annexe is a location of the Benaki Museum with temporary exhibitions.

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