Athens Museums for Free

Amongst the many reasons to visit Athens, its museums and monuments often rank at the very top of the list.

The good news is the admission fees are already low compared to what you’d find in most other European cities. Yet the deal gets even better on certain days throughout the year, when the price literally drops to zero!

That’s due to a Ministerial Decree that’s still in force. It stipulates that admission to state-owned archaeological sites, monuments and museums is completely free on the first Sunday of each month, from 1st November 31stMarch of each year.

In addition to the above five Sundays, entry on archaeological sites and museums is also free during the following days:

  • 6th March (Melina Mercouri Remembrance Day)
  • 18th April (International Monuments Day)
  • 18th May (International Museum Day),
  • the last weekend of September (European Heritage Day)
  • 28th October (National Holiday)

So if you find yourself in town during any of those dates, think about making use of that free pass.  It’s more than worth it!

Obviously, it’s always best to check in advance with the museum you’re planning to visit. And as is always the case with freebies, to avoid the crows it’s best to get there early.

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