Athens Vorres Museum

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Location: Peania
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Vorres Museum is located in Peania, a northeastern suburb of Athens, and was established in 1983. Since then, it has been consistently gaining worldwide recognition for its collections, as well as the unique way it manages to showcase the incredibly rich Greek cultural heritage.

The museum is separated into two different sections: the collection of Contemporary Greek Art and the collection of Folk Art. Along with the gardens, the museum covers a multifaceted area of 12,000 sq. meters.

The collection of Contemporary Greek Art mostly focuses on the artistic production of the latter half of the 20th century, hosting works of art from the pre-, post-war and contemporary periods. These three periods exhibit distinctive differences due to the ever-changing social and historical conditions; the pre-war era is characterized by the incorporation of Greek elements and the shaping of a re-invented Greek identity; the post-war period showcases the strong influence of popular artistic movements such as expressionism and surrealism; the current contemporary period embodies the latest artistic and experimental currents, including also many exhibits from major Greek artists of the Greek diaspora.

The collection of Folk Art includes items that cover a range of more than 2,000 years of history; it is an impressively rich collection with great variety, showcasing the sophistication and magnitude of Greek cultural expression. In a specially designed building that promotes the coherent and fertile dialogue with the outer space - a ravishing garden, admittedly one of most beautiful in Athens - the visitor of the Folk Art Museum can see up close, among others, daily items and utensils, decorative elements and ornaments of different techniques and materials, a rare collection of medieval European furniture, as well as various smaller thematic collections.

By combining the rich past with the promising present, Vorres Museum manages not only to safeguard and honor Greece’s unique cultural richness but also to bring forth contemporary artistic expression and showcase the significant role that art plays in our everyday life is timeless!

The museum is open only on weekends, from 10:00 to 14:00.

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How to get there

There are many ways to reach Vorres 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 Vorres Museum and many other places of interest in Athens at their own pace.

By bus/trolleybus: The closest bus stop is "1st Ag. Triadas". Check the routes and the official timetables on OASA Telematics.



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