Athens Herakleidon Museum

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Location: Thissio
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Herakleidon Museum of Visual Arts in Athens is a private space that opened in the summer of 2004 and has had an outstanding presence in the artistic Athenian scene ever since, best described as “an interactive center for popular science.”

The museum is hosted in two separate buildings; the main one is situated on Herakleidon Street (after which it was named), while the other one is located in the nearby Apostolou Pavlou Street. The original building is a renovated neoclassical residence that dates back in 1989 and exhibits an enchanting atrium, thus creating an inviting and intriguing space for the collection. The second building is a neoclassical edifice of 1895 with remarkable restored ceiling paintings.

The aim of the Herakleidon Museum is to familiarize the audience with the works of major contemporary artists and movements that have shaped the so-called “fine arts”. During its operation, it has hosted exhibitions dedicated to acclaimed artists like Degas, Escher, Toulouse-Lautrec, Munch, etc.

Furthermore, there is a specific focus on the education of children and adolescents in Arts through its programs, which constitute a playful mix of Science, Art, and Mathematics.
The museum also organizes seminars and workshops frequently.

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How to get there

There are many ways to reach the Herakleidon Museum from any location in Athens.

Private transfers: We recommend using an online pre-booked transfer service, which provides transfer by taxi, minibus, or private VIP car and arranging a pickup directly from the port, airport, or your hotel. Alternatively, there’s the option of arranging a pickup by a local driver directly at the following numbers: (0030) 18288, (0030) 18222, (0030) 18180. You can also book your taxi online.

By metro: The closest metro station is Thissio (Green Line). Note that the Herakleidon Museum is located within a 5-minute walking distance from the metro. Get a map of the metro here.

By bus/trolleybus: The closest bus stop is "Nileos" (Bus line 227). Check the routes and the official timetables on OASA Telematics.



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