Museums in the suburbs of Attica

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There are many types of local museums (cultural, history, folklore) located in the suburbs of Athens, in Piraeus and the nearby municipalities.

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Goulandris Natural and History Museum (located at 13th Levidou Street in Kifisia). It is a public welfare institution, devoted to study, conservation and protection of natural environment. The Museum’s complex includes two interconnected buildings, a) Goulandris Natural History Museum building and b) Gaia Centre for Environmental Research & Education. Goulandris Natural History Museum is the home of zoological, botanical, marine, rock, mineral and fossil specimens. Gaia Centre for Environmental Research & Education provides the unique opportunity to the visitor to get acquainted with Earth, the diversity of its landscapes, flora and fauna, via new interactive technologies and also to understand the impact of human activity on the environment.

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OTE Group Telecommunications Museum (located at 25th Proteos Street in Nea Kifisia) preserves important collections of almost 25.000 exhibits and archives. Objects, telegrams, archival material and photographs from another time magnetise the visitor and become the source of inspiration and new experiences.

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Museum of Natural History (located at 2nd Kairi and Kiprion Agoniston Street at Marousi). Unfortunately the museum has not a site in English language, however, it accomodates a lot of bird collections (moreover 300 species), insects (moreover 150 species), mammals, seashells, amphibians, sea animals, skulls and snakes.

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Spathareio Shadow Puppet Museum (located at 27th Voriou Epirou and Mesogion Street at Marousi). The museum has not a site in English language and it presents the old and new history of Karagiozis.

 

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Pontos Greeks’ Museum (located at 73th Agnoston Martiron Street at Nea Smirni). The museum has not a site in English language, however it accomodates a lot of photos, traditional clothes, documents, books, magazines, newspapers, jewelry, copper utensils, musical instruments from the everyday life of Greeks of Pontos (Anatolia).

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Archaeological site and museum of Eleusis or Elefsina (located at 1st Iera Odos street at Elefsina). Τhere is a collection of objects dating from the 5th century BC, when the reputation of the temple was panhellenic, and the number of believers who moved there in order to attend the ceremonies of the Eleusinian mysteries had increased significantly. Many of the findings are associated with these ceremonies.

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Vorres Museum (located at 1st Parodos Diadohou Constantinou Street at Paiania). The museum is dedicated to contemporary Greek art and folk art.

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Αrchaeological Museum of Megara (located at 48th Menidiati Street in Megara). This museum features marble and terracotta findings from the area dating as far back as the 6th century BC up to Roman times.

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Archaeological Museum of Acharnes (located at 76th Filadelfias Street at Acharnes). This Museum is presenting some of the most important discoveries of ancient Acharnes, one of the bigger and ancienter municipalities of Attica. These findings are statues, sepulchral columns, signs made of marble amphora, various vessels, seated feminine figurines, tools, oil lamps, currencies emanating from residences, laboratories, streets and ancient graves that have come in to the light mostly from excavations of private plots.

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Hellenic Air Force Museum (located in Dekelia, Air Base at Tatoi area). The museum’s mission is the concentration, preservation and presentation of HAF’s heirlooms, the study and documentation of history, the presentation of the nation’s battles and the Spirit of Flight throughout the centuries.

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Αrchaeological Museum of Brauron (located at Markopoulo, Mesogea, Brauron area) is about 200m away from the Sanctuary of ancient Godess Artemis, one of the most important temples of Attica.

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Αrchaeological Museum of Lavrion (located at 1st Andrea Kordela Street in Lavrion).

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Αrchaeological Museum of Marathon (located at Vrana area in Marathonas). The Museum’s collections include mainly: (a) Pottery exhibits from the early Cycladic, Geometric and Classical period (b) findings from the tumulus of Marathon and well as nearby sanctuaries, such as reliefs and dedications and (c) impressive artifacts such as statues and parts of the decoration from an Egyptian sanctuary that dates back to the 2nd century.

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Εuropean Bread Museum (located at 7th Androutsou Street in Varnava, Attica) displays over 3000 items of embroidered Bread, from Greece and 50 other countries.

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Zigomala Museum (located at Avlona, Attica).

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Wine Museum of Costas Lazaridis (located at the 2nd km of Kapandriti-Kalamos avenue at Kapandriti). The array of exhibits, dating as far back as the 17th Century AD, combined with specially designed audiovisual support materials, offer visitors the opportunity to interactively discover the history of vine cultivation as well as wine distillation and balsamic vinegar production.

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Most of the Greek Museums organize a variety of events, offer educational programms, participate in festivals, present permanent or temporary exhibitions, some of them even organize musical concerts. You can be informed in detail, by visiting the official web pages of the Museums.


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