Ticket prices and visiting hours

Visiting hours

Summer (April 17 - October 31)
8:00 - 20:00 daily

During the Easter the visiting hours are:

  • Good Friday: 12.00-17.00
  • Saturday: 8.30-16.00
  • Easter Sunday: CLOSED

The Museum is closed on:

  • 25 and 26 December
  • 1 January
  • 25 March
  • Easter Sunday
  • 1 May

Visiting hours are subject to change without notice. For more information and confirmation please call us on +30 2313 310201.

Groups can visit after confirmation via telephone.

Ticket prices

Ticket price: €8.00 (reduced: €4.00)

Special ticket package: €15.00

Reductions apply for:

  • University students and equivalent of non-EU countries, with their student I.D.
  • Greek citizens and citizens of other EU member states over 65 years of age, with their I.D. card or passport.
  • Accompanying parents on educational visits of primary schools.

By November 1st 2019, the fee for visiting organized archaeological sites, historical sites, monuments and museums and the criteria for exemption are changed in accordance with the Government decision.

Free access

Access is free on:

  • the first Sunday of each month between 1 November and 31 March
  • 6 March (Melina Merkouri Memorial Day)
  • 18 April (International Museum Day)
  • 18 May (International Museum Day)
  • the last weekend of September (European Cultural Heritage Days)
  • 28 October (National Holiday)

Free access also applies to:

  • Youths under their 18th year of age, with their I.D. card or passport as proof of age.
  • Students of Universities, Military schools or equivalent educational facilities of EU member-states, as well as students of the Tour Guide School with their student I.D.
  • Employees of the Ministry of Culture and Sports, and the Archaeological Receipts Fund.
  • Holders of the special member card of the International Council of Museums (ICOM) or the International Council of Monuments and Sites.
  • Tour guides with their professional I.D.
  • Teachers accompanying school visits of all levels of education.
  • Members of societies and associations of Friends of Museums and Archaeological Sites throughout Greece with their membership card
  • Police officers of the Illegal Antiquities Trade Dept and Security Dept.
  • Official guests of the Greek State, upon approval by the General Directorate of Antiquities and Cultural Heritage
  • Owners of free access cards (see relevant Government Gazette)
  • People with disabilities (67% or over) and their escort, with their proof of disability by the Ministry of Health or a medical report by a public body stating the disability and its percentage
  • Parents of large families, when their children are under 23 years of age, or 25 if fulfilling their military service, studying or regardless of age if they have a disability with the "large family pass" or a ceritificate by the Association of Large Families or a certificate by the relevant Municipality. Also the parents of families with three children, when their children are under 18 years of age or 24 if studying, or regardless of age if they have a disability, with a certificate by the Municipality
  • Single-parent families with underaged children, with a certificate by the relevant Municipality. If divorced, only the parent who has custody of the children
  • Owners of Unemployment Card
  • Owners of the Solidarity Card

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