An extraordinary repository of Greek culture through the ages, this eclectic museum has something for everyone: Bronze Age jewelry, Byzantine icons, traditional folk costumes, Lord Byron's pistols, Cavafy’s poems and 20th-century paintings. The period drawing rooms, elaborately decorated with wood paneling and stained glass, are spectacular. On Thursdays, it's open until midnight; stay for a glass of wine at the rooftop restaurant overlooking the National Gardens.
By Rachel Howard, AFAR Local Expert
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Koumpari 1, Athina 106 74, Greece
+30 21 0367 1000
Sun 9am - 3am
Wed, Fri, Sat 9am - 5pm
Thur 9am - 11:30pm