The Museum of Paul and Alexandra Canellopoulos is housed in a Neoclassical mansion in Plaka and hosts the private collection of the Canellopoulos family which was donated to the Greek state, including more than 6,000 items and art pieces from the prehistoric to the modern times. The museum’s objective is not only to showcase the Greek art and culture, but also to promote education through supporting activities for less privileged people and charities.
The exhibits are divided and shown in two chronological and thematic categories; exhibits from the Early Christian to the Post-Byzantine age and the collection from the Prehistoric to the Roman age. The collection is extensive; figurines, vessels, tools and weapons from Egypt, Mesopotamia and Cyprus along with Byzantine icons, chalices and mass items. One of the most impressive exhibits are the ruins of a medieval house, which is displayed in situ.
The museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday, 08:00 - 15:00.
There are many ways to reach the Canellopoulos Museum, from any location in Athens.
Private transfers: We recommend using an online pre-booked Athens 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 693 881 8288, 0030 694 597 2090, 0030 690 943 9292or book your taxi online.
On foot: As the Canellopoulos Museum is located in a central area of Athens, it can be easily reached on foot from Syntagma metro station, in approximately 15 minutes.
By metro: The closest metro station is “Acropolis” on line 2. Note that the Canellopoulos Museum is located within a 10-minute walking distance from the metro. Get a map of the metro here.
By bus/trolleybus: The closest bus stop is “Afetiria” of the bus line 230. Check the routes and the official timetables on OASA Telematics.
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