Greek Archaeological Museums

Discover the Greek archaeological museums! National, regional or local museums, museums near archaeological sites, spread all over the country, from urban centers to remote villages and islands. All museums, regardless of scale, aim at making the Past familiar, attractive and fun. Find out what is necessary to organize your visit to each one of them and even more!​​

Archaeological Museums in numbers

Archaeological Museums

Visitοrs 2019 - 2020

Temporary exhibitions 2019 - 2020

In 2022 the New Archaeological Museum of Chania, the Archaeological Museum of Alexandroupolis and the new permanent exhibition of the Archaeological Museum of Polygyros were inaugurated. In 2021 the Loverdos Museum- a branch of the Byzantine and Christian Museum, the new Archaeological Museum of Chalkida «Arethousa», the Archaeological Collection of Sami, Kefalonia and the Xenokrateion Archaeological Museum of the Sacred City of Mesolongi opened their gates to the public.
In 2021 the permanent exhibitions of the Prehistoric Museum of Thira and the Archaeological Museum of Veria were enriched
Important new findings from cemeteries and individual burials of ancient Melians are presented to the public from the first time in the Archaeological Museum of Milos from the 1st July 2022 until the end of November 2023
The exhibition, which is housed in the Epigraphic Museum and the Jewish Museum of Greece from the 16th May 2022 until the 15th October 2023, includes archaeological and historic evidence regarding the presence of Jewish in Greece, one of the oldest religious and cultural communities of Europe, demonstrating thus the country’s multicultural past.
A very significant finding is presented in the Epigraphic Museum from the 29th June 2022 until the 30th September 2023. It is about the bronze inscribed tablets dated mainly at the first decades of the 4th c. B.C., which were part of the financial archives of Argos and were kept in the treasury of the Athena Pallas sanctuary.
On the occasion of the 60 years anniversary from its inauguration, the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki hosts a temporary exhibition shedding light on the 60 most prominent moments of the history of the largest and oldest archaeological museum in northern Greece. Duration: from 27 October 2022 until 31 October 2023.
The Archaeological Museum of Piraeus hosts a temporary exhibition with some of the most important finds from the rescue excavation at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center at the Faliron Delta. The exhibits emphasize the significance of an extended in place and time seaside cemetery, providing an insight of the Athenian society mainly during archaic times, as a reflection of the city’s pulsing life with notions that led to political developments and finally to Democracy. Duration of the exhibition: 23 September 2022-31 December 2023.