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On this page of the free Athens travel guide, you can find the most important Athens art galleries which you should visit during your holiday in the Greek Capital. From large to small, you’ll definitely find some art galleries in Athens to be worthy of your time!

For each Athens art gallery, you may find:

  • the name of the Athens art gallery and perhaps a photo or a video;
  • a short description of the Athens art gallery;
  • visiting information including opening times, ticket prices, address and map location, telephone if available, and details on how to get there using public transport.

Athens art galleries

  1. National Art Gallery
  2. National Museum of Contemporary Art
  3. Frissiras Museum
  4. Athens Municipal Art Gallery
  5. Artion Gallery in Athens
  6. Bernier/Eliades Gallery
  7. Rebecca Camhi Gallery

The Fall of Phaeton by Peter Paul Rubens in the National Art Gallery of Athens
“The Fall of Phaeton” by Peter Paul Rubens

National Art Gallery

The National Art Gallery in Athens is the most important art gallery in all of Greece. Here, you can discover famous Greek artists, such as El Greco.

The National Art Gallery is also where the most important art exhibitions take place.


Tickets, opening times, and other useful travel information


Opening times

The National Art Gallery is open every day except on Tuesdays. On Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays it is open between 09.00 and 17.00. On Saturdays and Sundays, it is open between 09.00 and 16.00.


Tickets

A full general admission ticket costs € 5.00.

Reduced tickets cost € 3.00 and are offered to students and senior citizens over 65 years.

Free access is provided to children under 12 years, students of fine arts, visitors with disabilities and their escorts. Proper identification needs to be provided for getting a reduced ticket or free admission.

National Art Gallery
Address: Michalakopoulou 1, Athina 115 28, Greece| See on map
Public transport: Subway line 3 (Blue line) will take you to the nearby Evangelismos station.
Tel. +30 21 0723 5857


National Museum of Contemporary Art in Athens, Greece
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National Museum of Contemporary Art

At the heart of the collection from the National Museum of Contemporary Art, there are the works of Greek and foreign artists such as Stephen AntonakosConstantin ByzantiosJannis KounellisShirin NeshatLucas Samaras, and Costas Tsoclis.


Tickets, opening times, and other useful travel information


Opening times 

The National Museum of Contemporary Art is open from Monday to Friday between 09.00 and 17.00.


Tickets

A full general admission ticket costs € 5.00.

Reduced tickets cost € 3.00.

Days with free admission: every Thursday between 17.00 and 22.00, and on 18 May.

National Museum of Contemporary Art
Address: Λεωφ. Καλλιρρόης και Αμβρ. Φραντζή (πρώην εργοστάσιο, Athina 117 43, Greece | See on map
Public transport: Subway line 2 (Red line) leaves you at the nearby Syngrou-Fix metro station. Tram lines 1 and 2 also drop you at the nearby Syngrou-Fix tram station.
Tel. +30 21 1101 9000


Frissiras Museum in Athens, Greece

Frissiras Museum

The Frissiras Museum houses European Contemporary paintings, and it is the only one of its kind in Greece. With over 3,000 paintings, drawings, sculptures, and engravings from well-known Greek and European artists, it is a must-see for art lovers.


Tickets, opening times, and other useful travel information


Opening times 

The Frissiras Museum is open from Wednesday to Friday between 11.00 and 18.00. On Saturdays and Sundays, it is open between 11.00 and 17.00.


Tickets 

A full general admission ticket costs € 6.00. Reduced tickets cost € 3.00 and are offered to students and senior citizens over 65 years.

Free access is provided to children under 12 years, and fine art students. Proper identification needs to be provided for getting a reduced ticket or free admission.

Frissiras Museum
Address: Monis Asteriou 3 & 7, Athina 105 58, Greece | See on map
Public transport: Subway line 2 (Red line) takes you to Syntagma and Victoria stations. Subway line 3 (Blue line) also takes you to the Syntagma metro station. Tram lines 1 and 2 drop you at the tram station in Syntagma Square, as well.
Tel. +30 21 0323 4678


Athens Municipal Art Gallery
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Athens Municipal Art Gallery

Admire over 2,355 works of art from the most important Greek artists of the 20th century. The collection includes paintings, engravings, sketches, and blueprints.


What to see in the Athens Municipal Art Gallery

Blueprints of Ernst Ziller. Bavarian architect Ernst Ziller was brought by King Otto, the first king of Greece, to rebuild the city of Athens. Ziller has created the blueprints for many of the neoclassic villas in the city of Athens, many of which have now become Athens museums (e.g. Goulandris Museum of Cycladic Art, the Numismatic Museum, etc.). He also drew the blueprints for the National Theater.


Tickets, opening times, and other useful travel information


Opening times 

The Athens Municipal Art Gallery is open every day except for Saturdays. From Monday to Friday it is open between 09.00 and 13.00, then between 17.00 and 21.00. On Sundays, it is open 09.00 and 13.00.


Tickets

Admission is free of charge.

Athens Municipal Art Gallery
Address
: Athens 104 36, Greece | See on map
Public transport: Subway lines 1 (Green line) and 2 (Red line) take you to the nearby Omonia station.
Tel. +30 21 0323 1841


Artion Gallery in Athens

Part of an international chain, the Artion gallery in Athens is known for promoting classic and contemporary art.


Opening times and other useful information

Opening times 

The Artion Gallery in Athens is open every day except on Sundays. On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturday it is open between 10.00 and 16.30. On Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays it is open between 10.00 and 21.00.

Check out the exhibitions and fairs schedule →

Artion Gallery in Athens
Address: Argyropoylou 1-3, Kifisia 145 62, Greece | See on map
Public transport: Subway line 2 (Red line) can take you to the nearby Panepistimio and Syntagma stations. Subway line 3 (Blue line) can also take you to the Syntagma metro station. Tram lines 1 and 2 can drop you off at the Syntagma Square tram station.


Bernier/Eliades Gallery

This is one of the first art galleries which emerged in the city of Athens. It mostly exhibits foreign artists, but also famous Greek ones.


Opening times and other useful information

Opening times

The Bernier/Eliades Gallery is open from Tuesday to Friday between 10.30 and 18.30. On Saturdays, it is open between 12.00 and 16.00.

Check out the exhibition and fairs schedule →

Bernier/Eliades Gallery
Address: Eptachalkou 11, Athina 118 51, Greece | See on map
Public transport: Subway lines 1 (Green line) and 3 (Blue line) can take you to the nearby Thissio station.
Tel. +30 21 0341 3935


Rebecca Camhi Gallery

This art gallery promotes mainly Greek artists, but also some foreign contemporary artists. 


Opening times and other useful information

Opening times

The Rebecca Camhi Gallery is open on Thursdays and Fridays between 12.00 and 20.00, and on Saturdays between 12.00 and 16.00.

Check out the exhibitions and fairs schedule →

Rebecca Camhi Gallery
Address: Leonidou 9, Athina 104 37, Greece | See on map
Public transport: Subway lines 2 (Red line) can take you to the nearby Metaxourgiou station.
Tel. +30 21 0523 3049


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