Athens Art Galleries

Apart from interesting archaeological sites and museums of great significance, Athens also has a wide range of art galleries and art museums.

National Gallery

The National Gallery is located on Vassileos Konstantinou Avenue, just opposite the former Hilton Hotel and within walking distance from Syntagma Square. The gallery was founded in 1900 and the first director was the Greek painter Georgios Jakobides. Nowadays, the collection of the National Gallery consists of 17,000 pieces of painting, sculpture, engraving and other forms of art, covering a period from the post-Byzantine times till the present days. The National Gallery is housed in two buildings: the central building opposite the (ex) Athens Hilton Hotel which houses the collection of paintings, and another building in the neighborhood of Goudi which serves as the National Glyptotheque.
Address: 50 Vassileos Konstantinou Avenue, close to Evangelismos Metro Station (Blue Line)
Tel: (+30) 214 408 6201

Municipal Gallery of Athens

Since October 2010, the Municipal Gallery of Athens is housed in a Neoclassical building in Metaxourgio. The gallery was housed in another Neoclassical building in Koumoundourou Square, Pireos Street, which is now used for the conservation of the artworks. The gallery owns about 3,000 pieces, most of them painted by Greek artists during the 19th and 20th centuries.
Address: Millerou and Leonidou, Metaxourgio
Tel: (+30) 210 520 2420

Herakleidon Museum

A private space that opened in 2004, the Herakleidon Museum of Visual Arts is housed in a Neoclassical building in the heart of Thission. It hosts exhibitions of artists who have played an important role in the evolution of art. Since 2017, the museum has cooperated with the Society for the Investigation of Ancient Greek and Byzantine Technology. It also organizes seminars and workshops frequently.
Address:16 Herakleidon Street and 37 Apostolou Pavlou Street, Thissio
Tel: (+30) 210 346 1981

National Bank Art Collection

The Art Collection of the National Bank of Greece was formed in 1841, the year when the bank itself was established. It owns about 1,300 original works of leading artists of the 19th and 20th centuries.
Address: 86 Aiolou Street
Tel: (+30) 210 3341822

Museum Alex Mylona

Established in 2004, the Museum of Alex Mylona was donated three years later to the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, which is based in Thessaloniki. It exhibits works from the 50-year career of the sculptor Alex Mylona, including her beautiful works on marble, copper, iron, and bronze.
Address: 5 Agion Asomaton Square, Thissio
Tel: (+30) 210 321 5717

Municipal Gallery of Piraeus

Established in 1957, the Municipal Gallery of Piraeus has changed many buildings since then. At first, it was part of the Public Library and was housed in the Municipal Theatre of Piraeus. In 1985, it became an independent department and is today housed in the building of the old post office of Piraeus. It owns a large collection that features the works of many artists, among whom Lytras, Maleas, Romanidis, and Christofis.
Address: 29 Filonos Steet, Piraeus
Tel: (+30) 214 409 0158

Gounaropoulos Museum

G. Gounaro (Giorgos Gounaropoulos) was a renowned Greek artist who lived from 1890 to 1977. With international exhibitions and a unique personal technique, he was among the few artists who formed modern Greek art. His atelier in the district of Ano Ilissia has been turned into a museum that hosts a large part of his personal work.
Address: 6 Gounaropoulou Street, Ano Ilissia
Tel: (+30) 210 777 7601

Tactual Museum

The Tactual Museum is one of the five museums of its kind in the world! It is a museum especially made for visually impaired individuals. People can actually touch the exhibits, which are replicas of famous works of art.
Address: 198 Doiranis Street, Kallithea
Tel: (+30) 210 941 5222

Vorres Museum

Vorres Museum is located in Peania, on the northeastern side of Athens and pretty far from the city center. Its large collection presents 2500 years of Greek history. The museum consists of two buildings and its gardens cover around 11 stremmas.
Address: 1 Parodos Diadochou Konstantinou, Peania
Tel: (+30) 210 664 2520