the national arcaeological museum of athens
It is the largest museum in Greece and one of the world's great museums. Its collections with more than 20,000 exhibits, provide a panorama of Greek civilization .The museum possesses a rich photographic archive and a library, modern conservation laboratories for metal, pottery, stone and organic materials, a cast workshop, a photographic laboratory and a chemistry laboratory. It organizes temporary exhibitions and lends artifacts to exhibitions both in Greece and abroad.
the acropolis museum (athens, city centre)
The Acropolis museum (opened in 2009) houses all the finds of the archaeological site of the Acropolis of Athens from the Greek Bronze Age to Roman & Byzantine Greece, on 3 levels. On the 1st floor one can see the "gallery of the slopes of the Acropolis", on the 2nd, "the archaic gallery", whereas on the 3rd floor one can admire the "Parthenon Gallery", i.e., the world-wide known relief sculptures of the Parthenon frieze , the metopes (marble slabs with relief representations from Greek mythology), and so many other breathtaking exhibits from the Parthenon. Every Saturday and every Sunday, the Acropolis Museum welcomes visitors to its Virtual Reality Theater to learn more about the Acropolis monuments from brief 3D video screenings.
the Olympia museum (peloponnese)
The Archaeological Museum of Olympia, one of the most important museums in Greece, presents the long history of the most celebrated sanctuary of antiquity, the sanctuary of Zeus, father of both gods and men, where the Olympic Games were born.The Statue of Zeus at Olympia was a giant seated figure, about 13 m tall, made by the Greek sculptor Phidias around 435 BC at the sanctuary of Olympia, Greece, and erected in the Temple of Zeus there. Among the magnificent exhibits the visitor can admire the famous statue of Hermes made by eminent sculptor Praxitelis.
the national museum of herakleion (CRETE:south of greece )
The most magnificent collection of Minoan art and culture in the world (Minoan civilization: an Aegean Bronze Age civilization, from 2700 to 1450 BC), is housed in the Museum of Herakleion. The museum's exhibition contains more than 15,000 artifacts, among them the well -known frescoes of the particular civilization, covering a period of 5,000 years from Neolithic era to Hellenic- Roman period.
the Cycladic museum (aegean sea, east of mainland greece)
This museum is on Cyclades, a cluster of islands in central Aegean. It exhibits finds dated between 3200 and 2000 BC. There are about 350 exhibits that represent each phase of the islands' civilization. The most famous ones are the marble figurines (human figurines, mostly female), with the arms folded.
THE MUSEUM OF BYZANTINE CULTURE IN THESSALONIKI (THE 2NG LARGEST GREEK CITY, NORTH OF GREECE)
It opened in 1994. The exhibits shed light on the middle Byzantine Thessaloniki and on the largely unknown 9th century, the spiritual and cultural background of Thessaloniki and Constantinople, the diplomatic, missionary and cultural activity of Saints Cyril and Methodius among the Slavs of today’s Central Europe, and finally the impact of their work.