Joy of Museums

Museums, Art Galleries and Historical Sites

Greece Museums

Griechische Nationalbibliothek (Zuschnitt)

Greek Museums

Greece, historically also known as Hellas, is at the crossroads of Europe, Asia, and Africa. Situated on the southern tip of the Balkan peninsula, it shares land borders with Albania, the Republic of Macedonia, Bulgaria and Turkey.

The Aegean Sea lies to the east of the mainland, the Ionian Sea to the west, the Cretan Sea and the Mediterranean Sea to the south. Greece has the longest coastline on the Mediterranean Basin and the 11th longest coastline in the world with over 227 inhabited islands.

Greece is the cradle of Western civilization, being the birthplace of democracy, Western philosophy, the Olympic Games, Western literature, history, political science, major scientific and mathematical principles, and Western drama. Greek culture has had a significant influence on many other cultures, and there are many famous museums in Greece.

Greece has many fascinating museums and on “Joy of Museums” and on this website, they have been organised by city and historic location. The key city and locations for museums in Greece include:

Below are links to the museums and historic sites of Greece

Museums in Athens

Athens Historical Sites

Thessaloniki Museums

Thessaloniki Historical Sites

Delphi Museums and Historical Sites

Delphi Historical Sites

Delos Museums and Historical Sites

Santorini Museums

  • Museum of Prehistoric Thera
  • Archaeological Museum of Thera
  • Maritime Museum, Santorini

Thera Historical Site

Olympia Museums and Historical Sites

Corinth Museums and Historical Site

Mycenae Museum and Historical Site

Epidaurus Museum & Historic Site

Heraklion, Crete



  • Milos Historical Sites
  • Milos Museum




  • Country:                              Greece or the Hellenic Republic
  • Greek:                                  Ελληνική Δημοκρατία
  • Capital:                                Athens
  • Official languages:            Greek
  • Population                          11.2 million

Greek Proverbs and Quotes



“Athens, the eye of Greece, mother of arts and eloquence. ”
– John Milton


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