The archaeological museums are open in line with health security protocols in order to limit the spread of Covid-19
The Loverdos Museum
The Loverdos Museum- a branch of the Byzantine and Christian Museum of Athens- opened its gates to the public in May 2021. It is housed in the Ziller-Loverdos Mansion which was built during 1882-1885 by the German architect Ernst Ziller and was his residence. It hosts the collection of Dionysios Loverdos who was the next resident of the building. The collection, one of the most important and large collections of post-Byzantine religious art in Greece, includes icons of the Cretan and Ionian School, woodcarvings, manuscripts and miniature objects as well as works of art by 20th century artists like Kontoglou and Pelekasis who were inspired by the post Byzantine painting.
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The majority of museums and collections are closed on Tuesdays. In the winter season (November - March) the opening hours are from 08:30 - 15:30 (09:00 - 16:00 for the major ones) and are extended during the summer ( April - October ). The last admission is 20΄ before closing time. Adjustments or changes to the opening hours and days are announced at the Ministry of Culture and Sports website (
). For further information and confirmation please call the Museum before your visit.
Museums are closed on the following holidays:
1 January, 25 March, Greek Orthodox Easter Sunday, 1 May, 25 & 26 December
Museums are open on the following holidays:
6 January, Clean Monday, Greek Orthodox Easter Monday, Holy Spirit Monday, 15 August, 28 October.
In the Good Friday and Saturday the opening hours diversify.For further information and confirmation please call or visit the museum's website.
Valid tickets (full and reduced) needed for admission. In some cases there is a special ticket package for museums and archaeological sites within the same area. From the 1st of November till 31st of March
a reduced rate for single-use tickets is valid for all visitors
Free of charge for all visitors (without fee payment), on the following dates:
6 March (in memory of Melina Mercouri), 18 April (International Monuments Day), 18 May (International Museums Day), the last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days), 28 October (National Holiday), and every first Sunday of each month from November 1st until March 31st