Athens has over 50 main museums...the most famous of these are:

The Acropolis Museum

Acropolis Museum

Acropolis Museum 

Benaki Museum at Pireos Str.

Modern looking museum specialising in architecture and painting hosting marvellous exhibitions.

Houses also open air sculpture exhibitions at its open atrium.

But most known building is the following one

Benaki Museum Main Building

This is the Main Building of Benaki Museum at Koumbari str. at Kolonaki area near Syntagma square. Compact museum, easier to browse, including a variety of artifacts, from a small collection of Greek sculpture, to Byzantine icons, traditional costumes and more.  

Benaki museum of Islamic Art

A small museum near Thission train station housing an excellent collection of Islamic Art.

 It has also an excellent coffee shop at the terrace and remains of ancient walls at the basement


Byzantine & Christian Museum

Byzantine & Christian Museum 

Highly suggested museum. One of the best collection of Byzantine icons in the world. Also church murals and many artifacts for the Byzantine era, from 3rd century till 18th century. Two thematic entities, one before and one after the Fall of Constantinople in 1453.  For further information about Byzantium visit this very nice site . Exploring the byzantine world.

Museum of Cycladic Art

Museum of Cycladic Art 

A small but highly suggested museum incuding 4 thematic halls, one of them being a collection of prehistoric Cycladic idols. Temporary exhibitions too.

National Archaeological Museum

national archaeological museum 

The biggest collection of Greek sculpture in the world. An extended museum that includes artifacts from all the periods of Greek history and Art, from the prehistoric times till Roman times .

Museum of the Ancient  Agora

This is small but very interesting museum in the archaeological site of Ancient Agora.

National Art Gallery 

Archaeological Museum of Kerameikos 

The Jewish Museum of Greece 

Museum of Paul and Alexandra Canellopoulos

Athens City Museum

National Historical Museum of Athens

War Museum   

You need time and love for culture and art!!!: ) Keep going. . .Athens holds world treasures. . .

 Museum locations here: Link to Google Maps