Byzantine and Christian Museum :: Useful information

Useful information

Address: 22 Vas. Sofias, 106 75 Athens
For more information: (+30) 213 213 9517, (+30) 213 213 9572


Monday: 08.00-20.00
Tuesday: 12.30-20.00
Wednesday-Sunday: 08.00-20.00

Visitors are required to leave Museum galleries 20 minutes before closing time for security reasons.

Jan 1, March 25, May 1
Good Friday (open 12:00 – 17:00)
Easter Sunday
December 25 & 26

Standard 8 € (reduced 4 €)
Special ticket package: €15 (valid for 3 days, entrance to the National Archaeological Museum, Byzantine & Christian Museum, Numismatic Museum & Epigraphical Museum)
A separate ticket may apply to temporary exhibitions.

Concessions are available for (during the period from 1st of April to 1st of November):
  • Participants in international conferences, following the approval of the Director General for Antiquities and Cultural Heritage;
  • Participants in excursions organized by the OEE;
  • Parents accompanying primary school children on educational visits;
  • EU senior citizens over 65 on presentation of their passport or ID card;
  • People entitled to a renewable three-year “Free Entrance Pass”.
  • Students of University - Higher Education Institutes, Technological Educational Institutes, Military Schools or equivalent Schools of EU member states, as well as Schools of Guides, upon presentation of their student identity card.

Free entry is available to:
•    Free Entrance Pass holders;
•    ICOM-ICOMOS membership card holders;
•    EU citizens in Higher or Further education on presentation of their student ID;
•    Young people under 19 on presentation of their ID card;
•    Schoolchildren under 19 accompanied by a teacher;
•    Friends of museums and archaeological sites around Greek on presentation of a validated membership card;
•    Guides, on presentation of their Hellenic Ministry of Development ID;
•    People accompanying blind visitors and people with mobility disabilities;
•    Antiquity and art conservators in possession of a special Ministry of Culture pass;
•    Employees of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture, TAP on presentation of their civil service ID.

The Museum is just a few metres from the Evangelismos Metro station and is a 15-minute walk from Syntagma Square.

054, 100, 203, 204, 220, 221, 224, 235, 608, 622, 732, 815, Χ14, Χ95, Α5, Ε14 (get off at Rigillis)
250 (get off at Evangelismos)
450, 550 (get off at Ethniko Idryma Ereunon)
060, 022 (get off at Loukianou)
01 (Municipal of Kaisariani bus, get off at "Rizari")
Trolley buses:
3 (get off at Rigillis)
10 (get off at Ethniko Idryma Ereunon)
Line 3 (get off at Evangelismos)

The Museum provides a number of free educational programmes in Greek language for groups of schoolchildren, young people, adults, and people with disabilities or special interests.
For further information or to book a visit, telephone (+30) 213 213 9507 (Monday-Friday, 09:00-15:00), email:

It is a good idea for groups to contact the Museum prior to their visit: the Educational Programmes Office can be contacted on (+30) 213 213 9507 or by e-mail:; the Communications Office is contactable on (+30) 213 213 9572 or by e-mail:

According to Greek law 710/77, with regard to guided tours, only professional tour guides, licensed by the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Tourism have the right to tour the museum fees.

Moreover, according to Greek law 3498/2006, only archaeologists, who are permanent staff of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Tourism, and teachers can provide such a tour without any payment, following the authorization by the General Directorate of Antiquities and Cultural Heritage of Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Tourism.

Entrance to the Museum is free for people with disabilities and for people accompanying blind visitors and people with mobility disabilities.
The space housing the permanent exhibition is accessible for people with mobility disabilities. Blind visitors can avail themselves of a tactile route.
It is a good idea for groups to contact the Museum prior to their visit: the Educational Programmes Office can be contacted on (+30) 213 213 9507 or by e-mail:

The Museum has one parking space reserved for people with disabilities.

Exhibits can be photographed with a hand-held camera without the use of a flash. Video cameras, tripods and flash photography are allowed when special permission has been sought and granted. For more information, call (+30) 213 213 9572 or send an e-mail to

The Association of the Friends of the Byzantine and Christian Museum was founded in December 2000 as a not-for-profit organization. Its key goal is to support the activities by raising public awareness of Byzantine and post-Byzantine art and facilitating research in corresponding fields.
For more information, send an e-mail to