The New Goulandris Art Museum in Athens
is Expected To Open On October 1, 2019.
As announced in a recent press conference by Fleurette Karadontis,
niece of the late Elise Goulandris and president
of the Basil andElise Goulandris Foundation,
the much awaited Goulandris museum will open
in just a few months, on October 1,
with a series of celebratory events.
Shipowner Basil Goulandris and his wife Elise
were active members of the art scene in Athens,
as well as in their second hometown, Paris.
In the latter, they were both awarded with the title
Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters,
in honor of their contributions to the arts.
Through their dedication to the arts and their travels,
they met and formed relationships with other
art collectors and artists, and over the years
they accumulated an incredible contemporary art collection – one
that includes masterpieces by artists accepted
as part of the canon of art history,
such as Pablo Picasso, Auguste Renoir, Henri Matisse, Vincent Van Gogh,
and Claude Monet, as well as many prominent Greek artists.
– Tuesday – Sunday
January 1st/ Clean Monday
Easter Sunday/ Easter Monday
March 25th/ May 1st
Whitsun Day/ August 15th
October 28th/ December 25th/ December 26th
was built in 1937 on the plans of H. Johannes,
with a donation of Gustav Oberlaender.
It was enlarged in the 1960’s with the support
of the Boehringer brothers.
At the site of Keramikos the visitor can see
the walls of the ancient city of Athens
and the main monumental gate to the town.
The entrance to the city had at both sides two big towers
that were used for protection against hostile armies.
A small part of the Sacred road leading from the suburbs
to the Sacred Rock of Acropolis can also be seen here.
Next to the road there is the canal where
the ancient river Iridanos flowed.
Three of the rooms house artifacts found in the Kerameikos necropolis,
the other room houses sculptures found from all archaeological eras.
Many of the artifacts found in Kerameikos are funerary or otherwise
death-related and reflect the Athenian attitudes towards the afterlife.
As such, many of the sculptures exhibited here are urns, lekythoi, grave reliefs, stelae, in addition to jewelry etc.
Full: €8, Reduced: €4 Special ticket package: Full: €30, Reduced: €15.
The price for the unified ticket will change to
30 Euros (reduced 15 Euros) and will have valid for 5 days. Valid for:Acropolis of Athens, Ancient Agora of Athens,
Archaeological Museum of Kerameikos, Archaeological Site of Lykeion, Hadrian’s Library, Kerameikos, Museum of the Ancient Agora, North slope of Acropolis, Olympieio, Roman Agora of Athens,
Free admission days:
6 March (in memory of Melina Mercouri) 18 April (International Monuments Day) 18 May (International Museums Day)
The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days) 28 October Every first Sunday from November 1st to March 31st.
The Benaki Toy Museum opened to the public in 2017.
Its holdings, based on the collection of Maria Argyriadi
that is among the most important in Europe,
include toys, books, ephemera, clothing and other items
associated with childhood from Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas.