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Acropolis Museum
The Acropolis Museum is an archaeological museum located in Athens, Greece on the archeological site of Acropolis. It is considered one of the major archaeological museums in Athens and ranks among the most important museums of the world. Due to its limited size, the Greek Government decided in the late 1980s to build a new museum.

Aegean Maritime Museum
Aegean Maritime Museum is a maritime museum in Mykonos, Greece. The founder and chairman of the Museum, George M. Drakopoulos received the Athens Academy Award and the World Ship Trust's Award for Individual Achievement for the foundation of the museum.

Aegina Archaeological Museum
Aegina Archaeological Museum is a museum in Aegina, Greece. Founded in 1828 by Ioannis Kapodistrias, the museum contains a variety of ancient vessels, pottery, ceramics, alabasters, statuettes, inscriptions, coins, weapons and copper vessels. These objects are located in 3 rooms in which are all the exhibits.

Abdera Archaeological Museum
Abdera Archaeological Museum is a museum in Abdera, Greece. The museum houses archaeological artefacts found in the city which date from around 7th century B.C. to 13th century A.D. The museum was established in January 2000 and the building was designed by the architects Y. Polychroniou and N. Filippidis of the Directorate of Museum Studies of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture.

Frissiras Museum
Frissiras Museum supports the European Painting and aims at promoting and presentating new artists and movements. The museum, in its parallel presentation of foreign and Greek artists propose a fertile dialogue of juxtaposition of ideas and promotion of culture.

Mykonos Archaeological Museum
The Archaeological Museum of Mykonos Greece. Located near the quay this museum was built in 1902 to house archaeological finds excavated in 1898 from the “Purification Pit” made by Athens.

Folk Art Museum of Patras
Folk Art Museum was founded in 1977 by the Cultural Centre of Patras and is shielded in one of the buildings of the Skagiopouleio legacy (Koritsas and Maurokordatou street). Its purpose is to gather folklore stuff, to maintain and store it, as well as its research, study and promotion.

Thessaloniki Museum
The Thessaloniki Museum of Photography is the only photography museum in Greece. Its goals include organising exhibitions and publications, supporting historical research and criticism on the subject of Greek photography, creating an updated library with titles and documents of Greek and international photographic literature, as well as enriching its collection with donations and purchases of historical and contemporary photographic works by Greek and foreign photographers.

Benaki Museum
The Benaki Museum is one of the big donations those who increased the assets of the state, while it is the oldest museum body operating in Greece as a Private Law Foundation. With the extensive sections of the exhibits, covering more than one cultural fields, but also the overall operation, which serves more than one social needs, the Benaki Museum, offers a unique model perhaps complex structure within the wider network of museum institutions Greece


Museum of Byzantine Culture
The Museum of Byzantine Culture aims in presenting various aspects of life during the byzantine and post-byzantine periods: art, ideology, social structure and religion, as well as how historical changes and the political situation were affecting people' s everyday life.

Natural History Mouseum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest
The Natural History Museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest was established in 1994 to study, research, promote, preserve and conserve the unique Petrified Forest of Lesvos, a designated Protected Natural Monument.

New Acropolis Museu
The New Acropolis Museum is a purpose built museum by architect Bernard Tschumi to house the archaeological findings related to the Acropolis Hill, in Athens (Greece). It is located near the Acropolis. President of the museum is the Aristotle University emeritus Professor of Archaeology, Dimitrios Pandermalis.

Hellenic Air Force Museum
In 1990 the Museum Establishment Bureau was founded as part of the HAF Public Relations Directorate, in order to continue the concentration of material and find the best possible way for the realization of the Museum. Among various solutions and after evaluating the organisation charts of many other museums, both Greek and international, it was decided that it should have the form of a military unit.

Goulandris Natural History Museum
Goulandris Museum of Natural History is a public welfare institution, devoted to study, conservation and protection of natural environment. Ever since its foundation it has mapped a pioneer route, a new rapprochement between man and natural environment. It has developed efficient scientific activities for the confrontation and inhibition of environmental threats against the planet and for the rehabilitation of natural resources for the preservation of life.

Shortly before his death, Nikos Kazantzakis bequeathed his archive, library and study to the Historical Museum of Crete. Fifty years on, the museum staff felt a deep sense of obligation to dedicate their exhibition work in 2007 to the Cretan author. The result is not one exhibition but two, inaugurated by Minister of Culture Yiorgos Voulgarakis on Tuesday 24th July 2007: a complete redisplay of the Kazantzakis Collection permanently exhibited at the Historical Museum, and a temporary exhibition entitled Nikos Kazantzakis: Travelling by Darkness and Light, being held until the end of 2008.

It operates since 1952 and its exhibitions include rare editions, newspapers since 1875, magazines from Patras and the Peloponnese, books and other documents of historic value. One of the most important articles of the Museum is the first formal document that the 3rd National Assembly of the Greeks sent to the first Prime Minister of Greece, Ioannis Capodistrias (1827), signed by all fighters.

Vrellis Greek History Museum
Paul Vrellis museum of greek history and wax statues, Ioannina, Epirus, Ioannina, Greece.

Herakleidon Museum
The Herakleidon Museum, under the patronage of the German Ambassador, Dr. Wolfgang Schultheiss and in cooperation with the Goethe Institute, the Hellenic Speleological Society and the German Archaelogical Institute, presents the photo exhibition "Caves" by the German photographer Winfried Bullinger.

Museum of Greek Children's Art
The MUSEUM OF GREEK CHILDRENS ART presents paintings and three dimentional artworks drawn from its collections created by children 4 to 14 years old.

The Museum is located in Staikopoulou St. in Nafplion, Greece, in an 18th century two-story building. The museum is on the first floor, with the workshop and the retail shop on the ground floor.

Numismatic Museum of Athens
The Numismatic Museum of Athens is a museum in Athens. It is housed in a neoclassic building, the Iliou Melathron ("Palace of Ilium") which used to be the residence of the renowned archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann. The building was designed by the notable German architect Ernst Ziller. The main exhibitions of the museum on the first floor narrate the history of coinage; the construction, dissemination, usage and the different iconography of coins in the Ancient Greek world. On the second floor there are exhibitions of Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, Medieval and of the modern era.

Athens Numismatic Museum
The Athens Numismatic Museum is one of the very few of its kind in the world, and the only one in Greece and the Balkans. It has around 600,000 coins, which range chronologically from Greek antiquity through the Roman and Byzantine periods and the Middle Ages in Western Europe into Modern times. The collection also includes ancient coin hoards, excavation records, lead sealings, medallions and precious stones, either donated or bought by the museum itself.

Tactual Museum of Athens
The Tactual Museum of Athens was founded in Athens in 1984 so that visually impaired people may become familiarised with the cultural heritage of Greece. The museum's exhibits are copies of original artifacts of the Mycenaean, Geometric, Archaic, Austere, classical, Hellenistic and Roman periods. There are also exhibits from the Byzantine era and works of art from visually impaired people. This initiative began from the association Faros of Visually Impaired people of Greece in Doiranis Street in Kalithea. Athens. The museum is open daily from 09.00 to 14.00 and on weekends after making the necessary arrangements with the museums' management.

War Museum of Athens
The Athens War Museum is from 1975 the museum of the Greek Armed Forces. Its purpose is the exhibition of weapon artifacts and the relevant research in the history of war. It covers all known ages of war activity from antiquity to date. The museums' collections include the collection of the Greek Army with artifacts from other civilizations such as Ancient China and Ancient Japan. The museums centerpieces are weaponry from wars that Greece was involved.

Goulandris Museum
The Goulandris Museum of Cycladic Art is one of the great museums of Athens. It houses a magnificent collection of artifacts of Cycladic art. An example of the collection: Cycladic female figurine, Canonical type, early work of the Spedos varietyThe museum was founded in 1986 in order to house the collection of Cycladic and Ancient Greek art belonging to Nicholas and Dolly Goulandris. Starting in the early 1960s, the couple collected Greek antiquities, with special interest in the prehistoric art from the Cyclades islands of the Aegean Sea.

Kastoria Folklore Museum
Kastoria Folklore Museum is a museum in Kastoria in Greece.

Jewish Museum of Greece
The Museum was founded in 1977 to collect, preserve, research and exhibit the material evidence of 2,300 years of Jewish life in Greece. As a historical and ethnographical museum its main interest is to provide a vivid picture of Jewish life and culture as it was during those centuries.

Milos Archaeological Museum
As we enter the main exhibition hall of the Archaeological Museum, the striking statue of the Venus de Milo meets our gaze. Unfortunately it is only a copy - although a very fine one - produced by the Louvre Museum workshop. Among the more important exhibits in the same room, is a 6th century B.C. funeral urn with a chariot race represented in relief pattern, a robed 3rd century B.C. statue, a lion decoration used as a table support and a female bust.

Goulandris Museum of Natural History
Goulandris Museum of Natural History is a public welfare institution, devoted to study, conservation and protection of natural environment. Ever since its foundation it has mapped a pioneer route , a new rapprochement between man and natural environment. Ever since its foundation it has mapped a pioneer route, a new rapprochement between man and natural environment. It has developed efficient scientific activities for the confrontation and inhibition of environmental threats against the planet and for the rehabilitation of natural resources for the preservation of life.

Mineralogy and Petrology Museum
The Museum’s collection includes over 20.000 specimens of minerals, ores and rocks from all over the world. The exhibition contains about 2500 minerals and 700 rock specimens.