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Free museums in Greece every first Sunday of the month

The cultural initiative will continue until the end of March 2020

  • December 19, 2019 21:30
  • Author Monika Dimitrova
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Admission to state-run museums and archaeological sites across Greece will be free of charge on the first Sunday of every month until March 31 next year, announced the Culture Ministry. Although the admission fees to archeological sites and public museums in Greece are amongst the lowest anywhere, this piece of news is a good Christmas present for the Greek residents and visitors of the country.

If you are history, art or culture lover, you might already be planning which museums to see during your next trip to Athens. The Greek capital offers over 70 museums, most of which cost just a few euros to enter. But if you don't want to wait for the first Sunday in January, you will be glad to know that there are several art museums, art spaces and private art galleries in Athens that you can visit for free anytime. Among them are:

Museum of Greek Popular Instruments

It is located in the Plaka district. There, you can see popular folk instruments from all over Greece and beyond. Furthermore, using the interactive screens inside the museum, you can listen to many types of music from around the country.

Museum of the Athens-Piraeus Electric Railways

Did you know that Line 1 of the Athens metro was launched in 1869? To learn more about transportation at those times, visit the Museum of the Athens-Piraeus Electric Railways. 

It is located right outside the metro station in Piraeus, and is open from 8.00-14.00 excluding weekends.

National Historical Museum

This is your place if you are interested in the modern history of Greece. The museum is located in a beautiful neoclassical building which housed the Parliament of Greece from 1875 to 1932. It offers free entry every Sunday.



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