Kanellopoulos Museum

Kanellopoulos Museum

Paul and Alexandra Kanellopoulos bequeathed their surprising private collection of antiquities to the Greek state and founded the Kanellopoulos Museum in 1976. It is one of the most important private collections in Athens.

Opened to the public in 1976, Kanellopoulos Museum offers an interesting view of how Greek art has evolved throughout the centuries thanks to a significant collection of archaeological art pieces from various periods.

The stunning collection is housed in a nineteenth century neoclassical mansion, which makes the visit even more enjoyable. Another perk is that the museum is not often packed; therefore, you can admire each artefact in your own time.


The collection has over 6,000 items ranging from the prehistoric period to the nineteenth century. The museum’s highlights include Byzantine art pieces.

The exhibitions are placed chronologically and display clay and stone vessels, jewelry, weapons from ancient civilizations, bronze items, coins, funerary masks and figurines.

A varied and complete collection

Kanellopoulos Museum features a valuable and varied antiquity collection by which visitors will be able to discover how Greek art has progressed since 3000-1200 BC to modern times. If you are interested in archaeology, this museum is a must.


Tuesday - Sunday: 8:30am to 3pm. 
Monday: closed. 


Adults: 2
Students: 1


Metro: Monastiraki, lines 1 and 3.
Bus: Acrópolis, line 230.

Nearby places

Roman Agora (142 m) Acropolis of Athens (144 m) Parthenon (174 m) Anafiotika (188 m) Museum of Greek Folk Musical Instruments (204 m)