The Maria Callas Museum in Athens: Maria Callas is one of the most acclaimed opera singers of her generation and an important figure in modern Greek history. This museum, established in late 2023 and exactly 100 years after she was born, is dedicated to showcasing her incredible life and music. The museum aims to inform all visitors about her impact on Greek culture and opera music with a wide collection of items and interactive displays!
On the ground floor, there is a small bistro, named La Divina, the famous singer’s nickname. Next to it, you can find the museum’s gift shop, where visitors can purchase souvenirs inspired by the life and work of Maria Callas.
The first floor is host to the largest part of the museum, the collection of her items. The Municipality of Athens began collecting these items connected to Maria Callas in 2000. Since then they have gathered over 1000 artifacts, such as attires, letters, posters and personal belongings of Callas, through donations or auctions. As you make your way to the second floor you will also be able to hear some rare recordings of her, discussing her relationship to Greece and its people.
The second floor contains The Callas Experience, an interactive journey through her epic renditions of opera songs, Norma, Tosca and La Traviata. The Callas Experience is divided into four rooms, each one resembling an important location or area in Maria Callas’ life. These rooms include a forest, a copy of her apartment in Paris, a recording studio and a room dedicated to highlighting her teachings at the Juilliard School in New York in 1971 and 1972.
The third floor of the building is a spacious hall that houses many events, such as concerts or screenings dedicated to Maria Callas’ memory, and is also available for hosting conferences or banquets.
There are many ways to reach the Maria Callas 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.
On foot: As the Maria Callas Museum is located in a central area of Athens, it can be easily reached on foot from Syntagma Square or Monastiraki Square in approximately 5 minutes.
By metro: The closest metro stations are Syntagma (Red Line and Blue Line) and Monastiraki (Green Line and Blue Line). Note that in order to reach the Maria Callas Museum from the metro, a 5-minute walk is needed. Get a map of the metro here.
By bus/trolleybus: The closest bus stop is "Mhtropolh". Check the routes and the official timetables on OASA Telematics.