Athens Gounaropoulos Museum

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Location: Ilissia
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Giorgos Gounaropoulos (also known as G. Gounaro) was a renowned Greek painter who lived from 1890 to 1977.
His unique style, initially influenced by impressionism, is famous for its illusionary and romantic elements and was highly inspired by ancient Greek art.

Athens' Gounaropoulos Museum was established in 1978 when Elias Gounaropoulos kindly donated his father’s atelier and a large part of his works to the Municipality of Zografos.

Apart from the permanent exhibition which includes oil paintings and sketches made by G. Gounaro, the museum also hosts temporary thematic exhibitions of emerging artists.

Moreover, free individual guided tours for adults and educational programs for school students who want to get acquainted with the work of Gounaro are organized by the institution.

Next to the atelier stands the Art and Culture Centre which was erected in 1990 and complements the museum’s exhibition. The Art and Culture Centre is used for art exhibitions, lectures, concerts and several other musical and cultural events.

The museum is open from Tuesday to Saturday, from 09:00 to 16:00.
Admission is free.

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How to get there

There are many ways to reach the Gounaropoulos 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 Megaro Moussikis (Blue Line). Note that in order to reach the Gounaropoulos Museum from the metro, a 15-minute walk is needed. Get a map of the metro here.

By bus/trolleybus: The closest bus stop is "3rd Ilision". Check the routes and the official timetables on OASA Telematics.



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