Greece today has more than 200 State museums or museums supervised by the Ministry of Culture, as well as 107 private museums. Here you will have the opportunity to admire unique works of art and sciences and trace over 6,000 years of history. Greek museums are classified in the following categories:
> Archaeological Museums
> Byzantine Museums
> Folklore and History Museums
> Greek Art Museums (Ancient, Byzantine, Modern)
> Asian Art Museums
> Plastic Art Museums and Art Galleries
> Theatrical Museums
> Cinema and Photography Museums
> Music Museums
> Maritime Museums
> Natural History Museums
> Science and Technology Museums
Most of the State-run Museums are open every day except Mondays. They are also closed on the following Public Holidays: January 1st, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, May 1st, Christmas and Boxing Days (December 25th and 26th). With respect to other Public Holidays, please contact the museum you wish to visit to check whether it will be open or not on that specific day.
Click here to see the list of Museums and Archaeological sites with extended operating hours.
Taking photographs and video
In general, photography and video recording is allowed provided that tripods and flashlights are not used. However, you should contact museum officials in advance in order to check whether you need to pay an extra fee or get special permission for the use of a camera or video camera.
You can also see the complete list of all Greek museums by visiting the website odysseus.culture.gr.