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Tickets: Purchase at museum.
The approachable but impressive collection of antique art and artifacts at the Paul and Alexandra Canellopoulos Museum was donated to the Greek state by the couple, who were prominent art collectors and wealthy industrialists in the early 20th-century. Alexandra Canellopoulos was the daughter of a prominent Greek politician who grew to be an accomplished art collector and an active member in the elite art world. Paul (Pavlos) Canellopoulos was also a well-known art collector and managed his family’s successful cement and textile businesses.
Displayed inside an 1864 neoclassical mansion that once belonged to the wealthy Michalea family (Paul and Alexandra Canellopoulos lived next door), the 7,000 objects in the museum’s permanent collection range from 3000 BC to the 18th and 19th centuries AD and include items from the Prehistoric to the Modern Eras such as figurines, busts, jewelry, weapons, coins, inscriptions, and stone and clay vases. The collection is divided over two floors: the permanent collection is housed on the ground floor; temporary exhibits, and a few objects from Cyprus, Egypt, Syria, ancient Phoenicia, Persia and Luristan are displayed on the floor above. Located in the Plaka neighborhood on the northern slope of the Acropolis, about a 500 meter-walk from Monastiraki Square and metro station.
Canellopoulos Museum Hours and Information
- Hours: Wednesday to Monday 9am – 4pm. Closed Tuesdays. Closed January 1, March 25, May 1, Orthodox Easter Sunday, December 25 & 26. Times may change and can be different from website.
- Website: pacf.gr
- Location: Theorias 12
- Telephone: +30 210 331 9300
- Admission Fee: General Admission 4€, Reduced Admission 2€.
- Free Entry: March 6, April 18, May 18, the last weekend of September, October 28, every first Sunday from November 1st to March 31st.
- Parking: Street parking, nearby pay lots
- Nearest Metro: Monastiraki, Acropoli
Paul and Alexandra Canellopoulos Museum Museum