Athens Goulandris Museum

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The Basil and Elise Goulandris Foundation is a non-profit cultural organization, that aims to promote visual arts. It was established in 1979 by Basil Goulandris and his wife Elise, who were both lovers of the fine arts.

Through the Foundation, Basil and Elise Goulandris established three innovative museum spaces on Andros, which was the birthplace of Basil Goulandris. Their vision also included the creation of a museum in Athens, so that a wider audience would become familiar with the field of modern Greek and international art.
Unfortunately, they both passed away before accomplishing this goal.

The museum in Athens was finally completed and open to the public in 2019, about two decades after the couple's passing. In its premises, visitors have the chance to admire a rich collection that includes rare pieces of art, created by the most important artists of the European avant-garde.

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More information about Goulandris Museum

The collection of Goulandris Museum consists of rare pieces of art by eminent European artists, including Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Paul Cézanne, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Paul Gaugin, Georges Braque, Joan Miró, Edgar Degas and Auguste Rodin, among others.
At the same time, guests can admire the artworks of well-known Greek artists, such as Yannis Tsarouchis, Nikos Hadjikyriakos-Ghikas, Konstantinos Parthenis, Yiannis Moralis and George Bouzianis.

The building's area is 7,250 square meters and spans over 11 levels. The exhibitions are presented on five floors, four of which are located above ground, hosting the permanent collections, and one underground floor, hosting the temporary exhibitions.
The museum's cafe-restaurant is situated on the mezzanine floor, while the shop is on the ground floor.
An art library of approximately 6,500 books lies in the basement, along with a kids' workshop.

The Basil & Elise Goulandris Foundation is open from 10:00 to 18:00 on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.
On Fridays, it is open from 10:00 to 20:00.
Closed on Tuesdays.

How to get there

There are many ways to reach Goulandris 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.

Car rental: There is the option of renting a car and picking it up directly from the airport, port, or your hotel. Using a rental car allows visitors to discover Goulandris Museum and many other places of interest in Athens at their own pace.

On foot: As Goulandris Museum is located in a central area of Athens, it can be easily reached on foot from Syntagma Square in approximately 20 minutes.

By metro: The closest metro station is Evangelismos (Blue Line). Note that Goulandris Museum is located within a 15-minute walking distance from the metro. Get a map of the metro here.

By bus/trolleybus: The closest bus stop is “Agios Spyridon”. Check the routes and the official timetables on OASA Telematics.

By tram: The closest tram stop is Zappio (Route 6, Syntagma-Pikrodafni). Get a map of the tram here.



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