Joy of Museums

Museums, Art Galleries and Historical Sites

Athens Museums

Erechtheion, Athens - Joy of Museum

Athenian Museums

Athens is the capital of Greece. Today a modern European city, but in ancient times it was the capital of one of the leading Greek states with a powerful creative civilisation and a vast ocean empire. As in ancient times, the city is still dominated by the Acropolis, a hilltop citadel topped with Parthenon.

With a history that made significant contributions to Western culture, it is rich with museums that highlight the masterpieces and glories of Ancient Athens and Greece.  Athens has some of the most famous museums and historical monuments of the world.

Museums in Athens

Historical Sites in Athens

Greek Proverbs and Quotes


  • City:                 Athens
  • Greek:              Αθήνα
  • Demonym:      Athenian
  • Country:          Greece
  • Population:      2.7 million Metro

Athens Map


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


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